Casablanca, the vibrant coastal city of Morocco, offers a diverse culinary scene that combines traditional Moroccan flavors with international influences. It is one of the best places to find the most authentic tajines with fish, beef, chicken, lamb and more. This delicious dish can be found in many restaurants, so here are the best spots in Casablanca for tajines.
Restaurant Al Mounia
At Al Mounia, visitors can enjoy some of the best Moroccan food in the city in a fantastic traditional restaurant. Guests are invited to sit in the authentic Moroccan salon, complete with beautiful tiles and magnificent sculpted wood, or alternatively, relax in the oasis of the leafy and exotic garden. Al Mounia dishes up traditional favorites, including all types of tajine and couscous dishes, but also the less-known specialties, including pigeon pastilla (now often made with beef rather than pigeon).
Offering a positively touristy experience, Dar Beida is not for the shy. With bellydancers to oriental orchestras demonstrating typically Arab fun and livening up the atmosphere while guests enjoy traditional cuisine, Dar Beida is as much about the ambiance and experience as it is about the food. Offering different regional tastes and culinary traditions, guests can enjoy the menu, which brims over with options. Specialising in Moroccan specialties like tajine and couscous, guests can get a truly cultural experience at Dar Beida.
Le Riad Restaurant
A traditional Moroccan restaurant that is much less touristy than the rest, Le Riad offers a friendly dining experience with delicious food. With a simple yet pleasing menu at an equally pleasing price, Le Riad serves omelets, fish, tajines, meat dishes and more. For a warm welcome and an experience reminiscent of entering a Moroccan home, Le Riad is a perfect place to go with family and friends.
La Sqala is a refined restaurant in the remains of the old Portuguese fortress on Casablanca’s coast. Dine on fresh and tasty seafood while enjoying the breeze in the green and leafy garden, or head into the air-conditioned dining room and admire the views through the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Although famous for fish and seafood, La Sqala also serves an assortment of Moroccan cuisine, including tajines, brochettes and pastries. Order a pot of mint tea and relax in the unhurried and welcoming atmosphere.
Rick’s Café, famous thanks to the film Casablanca (1942), has been transformed. Set in an old courtyard-style mansion built among the walls of the Old Medina, Rick’s Café features a piano bar with replicas from the film – curved arches, balconies, and brass lighting. With four fireplaces and intimate private dining with a view of the fishing port, Rick’s Café offers an atmospheric experience, along with an international menu specialising in dishes made with Casablanca’s fresh seafood and vegetables.
Located in the modern part of town, Zayna Restaurant offers Moroccan specialties at a very desirable price. As well as serving tajine and couscous dishes, Zayna Restaurant also offers delicacies such as chicken pita and lamb kefta. This delightful little restaurant has pleased visitors from all over the world for over eight years – its immense popularity attests to its incredible cuisine.
Riad 21 welcomes its guests into a typical Andalusian-style house turned restaurant. This authentic riad combines a homely feeling through its warm and welcoming Moroccan living room, with elegant and professional service. Riad 21 really does justice to the fantastic cuisine of Morocco, offering guests the chance to sample the rich flavours of typical dishes, from tajine to couscous, while relaxing and enjoying classical Arab music. A multi-purpose eating place, Riad 21 is perfect not only for an elegant evening, but for small breakfasts and tasty lunches.
Basmane Restaurant is located ideally in La Corniche beach region of Casablanca in the Val d’Anfa Hotel, and is deemed one of the best places for traditional cuisine, especially tajines. Guests can dine on the typical dishes of Morocco while also taking in the typical Moroccan décor, with intricate woodwork and beautiful mosaics. The welcoming dining rooms feature candles and flowers and stunning colors of ochre, red and blue. Not only do the food and décor provide a culturally immersive experience, the restaurant also features a gimbri lute player and a tbal drum player, along with beautiful dancers to complete the ambiance.
Snack Amine is a popular seafood and fish restaurant in Casablanca. Here, you can try some of the best affordable fish dishes, with a fast service and friendly staff. If you order a tajine, you will pay 65 MAD (£5) and have an endless supply of bread until you finish the dish. Note: you must try the mint tea with the tajines.
Moumni is a Moroccan fast-food restaurant that serves all types of dishes. At Moumni, you will be able to satisfy every palette for a fair price, with tajines, pastilla, pasta and even barbecue dishes for as little as 25 MAD (£2). You will be able to find these small restaurants at any neighbourhood you visit in Casablanca, so they are very accessible and can even deliver to your home.
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