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“Disappointing food housed in a beautiful garden”

Restaurant Cafe La SQALA
Ranked #17 of 926 Restaurants in Casablanca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch because a friend of ours recommended this restaurant. We have been traveling for 4 weeks in Morocco and I will say the food that we had are rather disappointing. We ordered the beef tagine and fisherman’s plate. The beef tagine, DH145, was not tender and lacking some taste. I had better Beef Tagine for DH45. The fisherman’s plate was also disappointing. The veggies were super salty and the seafood portion was really tiny for DH155.

The service was actually good and quite friendly but they gave us a feeling that they are in a hurry. We were still having our lunch and they went to our table to ask if we’re done. Like, come on, you can see if people are actually done eating and there’s no need to ask 4x specially if there are many tables unoccupied.

For the price we paid and what we got, I would not recommend this place. There are more place that deserves your money than here.

1  Thank Edgar B
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Lovely al fresco restaurant just beyond the historic coastal Sqala rampart in Casablanca (Make sure to steal a look). This is the only restaurant I visited in Casablanca so there is not much to compare with. My shrimp and risotto dish was phenomenal. Freshly squeezed fruit drinks also delicious. Service wasn't the friendliest, however, they were working their butts off (it was a busy Sunday evening). If my memory serves correctly it is situated next to the oldest zawiya (shrine) in the country dedicated a marabout (saint) - you'll see it when exiting towards the Medina.

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1  Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch, very nice terrace, not so crowded but quite busy although quiet with a nice fountain so you can hear the water falling. The place is very nice, inside an old Medina. Service was also very good, quick and efficient, waiters are friendly. Had a couple of starters (fresh goat cheese with Argan oil, crab with avocado) and a fish tajine... excellent a very affordable! I recommend!

1  Thank Jo R
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent ambience in this Al fresco restaurant. Service is friendly and prompt when they're not too busy. The food is good - genuine Moroccan - well presented and delicious.

1  Thank Nicholas W
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

This place has a fantastic atmosphere, you sit outside on a gorgeous terrasse. The food is top notch and a really good price. It was our first meal in Morocco and was one of the best of the trip. As well, they helped us get a taxi home after dinner.

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