This is by far not an exhaustive list of restaurants in Casablanca. I have attempted to share a few different options for where to eat in Casablanca to get you started.
There are a lot of restaurants regularly popping up and worth your consideration as well!
Located at the port on the edges of the old medina, La Sqala is a fortified bastion built in the 19th century that now hosts a restaurant popular for its breakfasts and also serving tajines for lunch and dinner. With lots of outdoor seating where diners are surrounded by colorful tiles, greenery and a fountain, there is a relaxing ambiance. It’s a fantastic location to experience Moroccan cuisine.
For anyone that is looking for fresh food that is organic/bio and also caters to some specialty diets than look no further. Organic Kitchen offers a restaurant, juice bar, take away and barista to meet whatever needs you have. Breakfast and lunch options include starters, salads, sandwiches, tartines and a wide selection of larger plates. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are available and clearly marked.
Hanna & Jenna Maroc
Situated in the Anfa quarter of Casablanca this small restaurant focuses on local products and a flexitarian menu. There is some meat on the menu but the focus is more plant based.
Ricks Café Casablanca
If you’re into the nostalgia and romance of experiencing the bar from Casablanca the movie, it is worth it to go to Rick’s Cafe. It will be a more touristy scene and the food is ok. There is live music. It is not the site of filming the movie and there is no “original” Rick’s Cafe from the movie – none of the movie was filmed in Morocco.
Bondi Coffee Kitchen
Australian owned coffee shop with gourmet gluten free desserts, avocado toast, smoothie bowls and coconut milk lattes. The crowd at this café is international with a funky, urban Casablanca vibe. You will find regular upper middle class Moroccan people hanging out here, working on their remote freelance projects, making art, taking their lunch breaks from their day jobs, etc.
Camel Souk in Derb Sultan
If you have been wanting to try camel meat, and are up for a serious adventure, ask a taxi driver to take you to the camel butcher in the Derb Sultan neighborhood. This is a very local and traditional neighborhood. The streets are full of people. There is a souk selling vegetables and fruits and other foods and clothing – literally everything you can think of.
In the middle of this, there is a circle of butcher stands, all selling camel meat. (You’ll know because there are camel heads hanging in the shop). You can walk up and order your came meat by weight, ground with cilantro, parsley, salt and cumin. Then you take it across the street to a cafe where they serve strong sweet Moroccan tea, grilled onions and tomatoes and grill your camel meat for you.
The Casawi (local term for Casablanca residents) are proud of their fast food. Restaurants of all genres are full of diners at all hours of the day and night. Several years ago, a bunch of American style burger joints started popping up around the city. Blend Burger takes a gourmet approach with unusual creations like a camel burger with gouda cheese and a date chutney.
The menu is at western prices, around $10-$15 for a gourmet burger. But this is really the vibe of the whole place. It’s modern and cosmopolitan. The menu is creative. The prices reflect the intention of the restaurant and it’s good.
In the Habous neighborhood, this is a must visit stop. It began as a patisserie and you’ll still find a wide variety of fantastic cookies and pastries. They also now offer takeaway food from tajine to roast chicken and lots more. If they have bstilla available do yourself a favor and get one – or a dozen. Both the chicken and seafood are fantastic.
Truthfully we popped in here at the promise of American style burgers and we weren’t let down. While the buns weren’t quite the same style we were thrilled that they had burgers (beef and chicken) with hot sauce – real hot sauce! They also have milkshakes (with ice cream unlike many milkshakes in Morocco) and beef bacon!
Le Gatsby Cafe
This is a new-ish cafe located adjacent from the Hassan II mosque. The inside is large and airy and they have a full food menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as cafe menu. If you can pop in for their teatime menu for 2 it’s a fun experience as well.
This trendy cafe in Racine serves a wide range of coffees from around the world. With a minimal design it’s a nice place to stop if you’re in the neighborhood for a bite to eat and something to drink.
Take a Food Tour
If the thought of navigating Casablanca and eating is a bit overwhelming for you, consider booking a food tour to help!
Taste of Casablanca offers a variety of food related experiences for visitors to Casablanca. From food tours to cooking classes and even a Moroccan tea experience in a Casablanca riad, you’ll have no shortage of options. We like the evening food tour if you’ll be spending the night.
Night Life in Casablanca
There is a lot of nightlife in Casablanca from upscale and exclusive clubs to dive bars with beaded curtains over the doors and everything in between. Below are two of the most well known locations with good food and interesting entertainment.
A tapas restaurant and bar with live music and salsa dancing. The food here is really good. The music is great. And you can dance. Popular with locals and tourists, La Bodega is a good time.
Le Petit Rocher
Located on the water near the El Hank lighthouse, this is another club with good food, casual atmosphere and live latino music among other genres.