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“A lucky accidental find”

Restaurant Cafe La SQALA
Ranked #20 of 1,014 Restaurants in Casablanca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in Casablanca for the day as this was our first meal in Morocco. We sat outside in the garden which was nice but way too many bugs and bees around. We had a goat cheese appetizer, one of their pastries and a tajine- all were excellent. It also got very crowded for lunch. Would recommend for sure!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing Moroccan breakfast .lovely food .staff is good .an amazing Moroccan experince.highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mohammedaltamimit
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Although the walk to find this hidden gem led us to believe otherwise, La Squala had a lot to offer in both food and ambiance! We enjoyed our first authentic Moroccan meal here, and it ended up being one of our favourites from the whole 2-week stay. Service was great, courtyard dining was lovely, and the menu was extensive. Given that the food quality was also excellent, we’d highly recommend La Squala.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

You'll see this is very highly rated and might think "this is a MUST TRY." Well, it is indeed very good and we'd recommend it for their quality seafood, great olives/bread, delicious juice drinks (a highlight!!!!), and charming setting. But that being said, it's not outrageously amazing or a revelation (as some reviews make it out to be). It's akin to that restaurant in town that you'd frequently visit with family/friends, but as a comfort/familiar convenience, not like "Wow, best meal ever." Just to temper expectations, which we may have unfairly gotten too high...
We went on a Sunday night around 7pm. We were seated immediately and the crowd was a good mix of tourists and some locals enjoying the happy hour deal (a couple plates, some juice drinks, tea... great deal if you don't want dinner/seafood!). We got seafood, which was simple and grilled, and stuffed the remaining belly space with bread and olives. Tea cost extra and you have to order it at the end (it took a while to get to us, but they were quite busy). All in all, a nice final dinner for our Morocco trip.
[side note: The location is great, right on the edge of the old medina and between the Hassan II mosque and Sofitel/Casa Port station. So you can easily access it and enjoy a nice stroll through the medina, which is unlike the ones you'll find in Marrakech/Fez... it's quite urbanized]

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A must in Casablanca!
Absolutely loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. The vegetable tajine was tasty and delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank magadiz
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Sothmane, Directeur général at Restaurant Cafe La SQALA, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you ver much for your kind comments

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