The 10 Best Restaurants In Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan lanterns | © Christine Olson/Flickr
Moroccan lanterns | © Christine Olson/Flickr
Photo of Rebecca Wilkinson
9 February 2017

Casablanca, Morocco has a rich history whose influences are clear not only in the architecture, but in the gastronomy too. Tourists can find cuisine from all corners of the globe. Here, we profile 10 of the best restaurants the city has to offer.

La Bodega

Offering a Spanish-inspired menu, this place provides a perfect detour from traditional Moroccan cuisine. With a varied tapas menu, and even a bar downstairs complete with a DJ and a dance floor with Latino and Salsa evenings, La Bodega offers a fun night. So for tapas, drinks, and an enjoyable evening, La Bodega is the place to be.

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Le Relais de Paris

Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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Le Relais de Paris is Casablanca’s haven of French culinary delights. Situated in the popular La Corniche beach region, Le Relais de Paris offers the chance for guests to taste delicious French food while enjoying a panoramic view of the sea. With enticing flavors, a comfortable setting, and self-proclaimed refined style, Le Relais de Paris has a mix of tradition and modern elegance to entice customers. On the menu you can find fish, meat and even spaghetti. Given its location inside the Villa Blanca Hotel, guests can even pop up to the famous Skybar following a satisfying meal.

La Sqala

Restaurant, Moroccan, $$$
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Couscous with meatballs
Couscous with meatballs | © jeffreyw/Flickr
Tucked into the ochre walls of an 18th-century fortified bastion north of the center, this delightful and charming restaurant offers an escape from the bustling city. With a rustic interior and stunning garden full of beautiful flowers, La Sqala is a haven of tranquility. Offering typical Moroccan specialities, from tagines to couscous, guests can wash these traditional dishes down with some sweet Moroccan mint tea. In the Andalusian-inspired garden, guests can enjoy live entertainment which enhances the atmosphere three times a week, while never forcing a guest out of their budget.

Rick's Café

Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Continental, $$$
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Rick's Café
Rick's Café | © yellow magpie/flickr
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 specializing in dishes made with Casablanca’s fresh seafood and vegetables.

Port de Pêche

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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An authentic and characterful seafood restaurant right in the center of the fishing harbor (the biggest in North Africa), there’s no better place for fresh seafood than Port de Pêche. Always packed, the restaurant’s guests can enjoy fish fresh from the sea. Its paella is also renowned, and guests can enjoy the comfortable 1970s decor of nets used as curtains and boating knots. The restaurant also provides professional and swift service.

Brasserie de la Tour

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, French, Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Located in the Sofitel Hotel, Brasserie de la Tour offers dishes inspired by what is known as “bistronomy”, combining pleasure, conviviality and gastronomy. Guests can eat the French cuisine made from seasonal produce and with plenty of creativity. While dining, patrons can enjoy the elegant and upmarket setting under the glass roof which creates an airy and bright atmosphere by day, and a magical one by night.

Sakura

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi
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The first Japanese restaurant in Casablanca is the place to enjoy the traditions of sushi, sashimi and makis while experiencing a live Teppan-Yaki performance, which showcases a true taste of Japan. Situated in the heart of the Sheraton Casablanca Hotel and Towers, Sakura takes guests to a land of tempting Japanese specialities. It’s an alternative to traditional Moroccan cuisine and is an example of the cosmopolitan and international nature of Casablanca. In the modern and elegant setting, guests can enjoy watching a range of meals being cooked right in front of their eyes on traditional Teppanyaki grills.

Dar Beida

Restaurant, Moroccan, $$$
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Moroccan bastilla | © lacuisinesportive / Pixabay
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. Specializing in Moroccan specialities like tajine and couscous, guests can get a truly cultural experience at Dar Beida.

Le Riad

Restaurant, Moroccan, $$$
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Moroccan tagine
Moroccan tagine | © Anthony Tong Lee / Flickr
A traditional Moroccan restaurant, 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, and 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.

Basmane

Restaurant, Moroccan, $$$
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Moroccan vegetable soup with couscous
Moroccan vegetable soup with couscous | © Jennifer / WikiCommons
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 tajine. Guests can dine on the typical dishes of Morocco while also taking in the typical Moroccan decor, 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 decor 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 ambience.