28 Best Restaurants in Casablanca, Rabat and Casablanca

Le Cabestan

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Located right near the Corniche lighthouse, you approach this restaurant through a pretty, candlelit garden and inside you'll have spectacular ocean views: you can look down from a window seat onto blue rock pools as you savor delicious fish dishes. The menu focuses on fine Mediterranean cuisine, with a lively tapas bar that draws a cocktail- and champagne-loving crowd until the early hours.

Le Petit Rocher

$$$$ Fodor's choice

For fine dining or drinks with a fantastic view, the super-elegant Petit Rocher is just the ticket: its unrivaled position lets you gaze over the sublime Atlantic waves and the Hassan II Mosque. Enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine and good wine in the restaurant area, or settle down at the bar where fabulous cocktails are poured and a DJ often spins.

Le Rossignol

$$$ Fodor's choice

Another offering in the buzzing district of Gauthier, Le Rossignol is billed as a French restaurant but has all sorts of interesting dishes thanks to a chef who has worked all over the world. You'll find Lebanese meze and mac 'n' cheese with truffles, excellent salads, fish dishes, and a very upmarket burger, not to mention great breakfast options. 

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Le Rouget de l'Isle

$$$$ Fodor's choice
This exceptional French restaurant occupies an Art Deco villa set amid beautiful gardens. The menu lists elegant dishes, each edged with an element of luxury; the wine pairings are as refined as the food and the staff discrete yet congenial. In summer, you can take a shady table outside, while in winter the colonial air of the interior dining rooms awaits.
Centre Ville, Morocco
0522-29--47--40
Known For
  • Peerless French dishes
  • Exquisite vintage environment
  • Sophisticated atmosphere
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

Les Trois Mâts Chez Joe

$$$$ Fodor's choice
In terms of both gastronomy and comfort, this is probably the best pick among the beach clubs lining this part of the coast. It's open for lunch and dinner, and the menu revolves around seafood with a Mediterranean slant. Cocktails and fine wines are in plentiful supply as well. Beach umbrellas and loungers are available for rent, and kids are welcome.

Lily's

$$$$ Fodor's choice

The setting at Lily's is quite magnificent, with carved wood screens, butterflies on the ceiling, bamboo growing through the wooden floors, and spectacular sea views through every window. The food is pretty spectacular, too, featuring Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes.

Paul

$$ Fodor's choice

A branch of the popular French café, bakery, and restaurant group, this Paul location is in the beautiful Art Deco Villa Zevaco, with a fabulous garden. The milk shakes and desserts are decadent, and the rustic breads are beloved throughout the city; for something more substantial, the pastas, burgers, steaks, and fish are all good, too. 

À Ma Bretagne

$$$$

Located on the Corniche close to Morocco Mall, with wall-to-wall sea-view windows, this is an elegant, modern spot for French provincial cuisine. The kitchen excels in its fish and shellfish dishes; for a sweet finish, the warm chocolate tart is spectacular.

Bd. de la Corniche, Sidi Abderrahman, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-39--79--79
Known For
  • Refined French ambience
  • Stylish dining room
  • Waterside setting

Al-Mounia

$$$

Casablanca's first and most cherished Moroccan restaurant has dining rooms with a quintessential Moroccan atmosphere and a lovely patio with a centuries-old tree. The excellent cooking has a refined touch: the salads are delectable, and the tagines bubble with the most sensational of aromas. 

95, rue Prince Moulay Abdallah, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-22–26–69
Known For
  • Warm, convivial service
  • Traditional decor
  • A rare Moroccan restaurant in contemporary Casa
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Bacco e Venere

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Priding itself on the use of authentic ingredients, this excellent Italian restaurant focuses on classic fare, like perfect pizzas, fresh pasta, and, for bigger appetites, mouthwatering meat and fish dishes. There's a cute terrace if you want to eat alfresco.

Bondi Coffee Kitchen

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Imported 100% Arabica specialty coffee beans and top-notch baristas make this Australian/Moroccan-owned spot a good place to settle in for a coffee alongside breakfast served all day or any of the inventive salads, sandwiches, and pastas. The service is efficient and the vibe is laid-back.

Brasserie la Bavaroise

$$$$

For a supreme culinary experience, head to Brasserie la Bavaroise where the menu is awash with delectable French favorites, sumptuous steaks, sophisticated fish dishes, and beguiling desserts. The restaurant has a contemporary look that's elegant without being stuffy, and an atmosphere to match.

133, bd. Allal Ben Abdellah, Casablanca, 20000, Morocco
0522-31–17–60
Known For
  • Exceptional French menu
  • Handsome dining room
  • Efficient yet unobtrusive service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.

Casa José Puerto

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This upscale Spanish tapas restaurant is a favorite among residents and always abuzz with diners and drinkers---which makes it a great place to meet true Casablancans. Products are local and fish is supplied daily, with typical options including calamari and patatas bravas; for those missing pork, there’s even real chorizo and jamón, all accompanied by a selection of wines and beers from here and abroad. 

26, bd. Felix Houphouet Boigny, Casablanca, 20000, Morocco
0522-29--70--12
Known For
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Extensive menu
  • Opens early for an after-work crowd

Frédéric Cassel Patisserie

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They serve a full café menu of breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner but the real draw is the glorious array of cakes, French macarons, cookies, and chocolates that grace the display cabinets at this beautiful French patisserie in upmarket Anfa. The interior is modern and airy but there's also a terrace where you can have coffee and watch all the beautiful people.

Golden China

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If you need a break from tagines, Golden China is just the place. The red-and-gold decor, dark wood furniture, and softly played Asian music sets the tone, while the authentic menu offers a wide variety of poultry, seafood, meat, vegetarian, and noodle dishes. Alcohol is available. 

12, rue el Oraibi Jilali, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-27–35–26
Known For
  • City's oldest authentic Chinese restaurant
  • Exceptionally varied menu
  • Centre Ville setting
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Iloli

$$$$

If you're yearning for Japanese food in Morocco, Iloli is widely regarded as the best place to go, and you can choose to sit on the airy terrace; inside at tables or at the counter to watch the sushi chefs in action; or upstairs on sofas and armchairs. The menu has plenty of sushi and sashimi, as well as cooked options. 

Kayzen

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One of the city's best-loved Japanese restaurants serves a broad, reasonably priced array of options ranging from sushi to bento to tempura. While all of the classics are available, there's a little imagination injected into certain dishes, so you can be adventurous if the mood strikes. Desserts are less Japanese and more European, but the good quality is consistent.
Rue Ahmed Charci, 20000, Morocco
0522-94--40--78
Known For
  • Affordable prices
  • Broad choice of dishes
  • Good take-away and delivery menu

La Bodega

$$$

Every night is fiesta night at La Bodega, opposite the Central Market: come for tapas and a drink or stay for a full meal from the typically Spanish menu—think jambon serrano (thinly sliced, dry-cured Spanish ham) and paella. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere, with themed live music each evening and popular dance floor: Tuesday, for instance, is salsa time, and a pro will give tips if you feel like improving your moves. 

129, bd. Allal Ben Abdellah, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-54–18–42
Known For
  • High-quality Latin fare
  • Tempting fixed-price menu at lunch
  • Lively atmosphere
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun.

La Cantine de Gauthier

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A top choice in the well-heeled Gauthier district, little Cantine de Gauthier oozes as much French chic as a Parisian bistro. It's a casual spot that serves delicious French meat and fish dishes, though the well-priced sharing plates of charcuterie and cheese attract the after-work crowd for an apéro.

3, rue Abou Adil El Allaf, Casablanca, 20070, Morocco
0520-13--91--31
Known For
  • Chic, laid-back ambience
  • Intimate setting
  • Draft beer available as well as excellent French wines
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

La Sqala

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A Casablanca institution, this pretty, blue-and-yellow-theme open-air restaurant is set into the city ramparts overlooking the marina. It may serve the best Moroccan breakfast in town; a pastry and mint tea make for a perfect break from sightseeing; and they also serve splendid Moroccan salads and tagines for lunch and dinner. 

Le Bistrot Chic

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This place prides itself on fine wines, treating customers to a fantastic range of options from France and beyond. There's a proper bistro ambience in the dining area, which offers reasonable prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner, while the mezzanine bar serves French-style tapas, including a very respectable cheese board.

8, rue Taha Hussein, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-29–78–78
Known For
  • Informative staff
  • Intimate atmosphere
  • Elegant crowd
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Le Kimmy'z

$$$$

There's a bit of everything at this multilevel space, starting with a buzzy bar area on the ground floor that serves wine and tapas and is popular with the after-work crowd. Head upstairs for dinner at the restaurant, which has a French-inspired menu that's known for its market-fresh produce and excellent steaks. Later in the evening the music gets louder, with a DJ or live performers, and the atmosphere really gets going. There's a sports screen, too, for major events.

7, rue Najib Mahfoud, Casablanca, Morocco
0662-14--91--83
Known For
  • Excellent wine list and cocktails
  • Music and DJs in the evening
  • Vibey atmosphere

Le QuatorZe

$$$$

With decor featuring a long leather banquette, retro-style chairs, and a wall of family-style photos and old plates, this homey spot run by two sisters, Zineb and Malika, is a wonderful find, though easy to miss: it's up a few steps in a lovely old house. The French menu is limited but exquisite, featuring lots of fish. The restaurant is easy to miss---it's up a few steps in a lovely old house.

14, rue Najib Mahfoud, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-20--96--52
Known For
  • Good wine list
  • Artistically presented French food
  • Intimate atmosphere
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

Mai Thai

$$$$

Casablanca’s adored Thai restaurant is frequented by a rather affluent clientele. Set in a renovated villa, it’s booked up most nights thanks to its authentic Asian menu. There’s also a fabulous bar and a gorgeous garden, although sadly there are no tables outside. Occasionally, musicians are brought in for some live music, and it's worth checking Mai Thai's Facebook page for happy hour info.

408, bd. Driss Slaoui, Casablanca, 20000, Morocco
0522-95–02–34
Known For
  • Imaginative Thai-fusion menu
  • Stylish backdrop
  • Congenial service

Restaurant du Port de Peche

$$$

Tucked away inside the port (to find the restaurant, enter the port by the gate and turn left toward the fishing port), this family-friendly spot is one of Casablanca's oldest fish restaurants and always draws a crowd at lunchtime. What to choose depends on what's been caught that day, so be sure to ask the waiters for advice. 

Port de Pêche, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-31–85–61
Known For
  • Oysters are a specialty
  • No-nonsense service
  • Reasonable prices
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Taverne du Dauphin

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One of the city's most established fish-and-seafood restaurants, the Dauphin is a convivial alternative to more expensive eateries offering a similar menu. The prices—coupled with its placement in the town center, near the port and on the edge of the old medina—make it a bustling spot, with some tables spilling out onto the pavement.

45, bd. Félix Houphouet Boigny, Casablanca, Morocco
0522-22–12–00
Known For
  • Throwback atmosphere and decor
  • Superb fish dishes
  • Unpretentious service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Tulik

$$ | Racine

Conveniently positioned near one of the main shopping districts, Casablanca's original salad bar offers a breath of fresh air for travelers seeking a healthy lunch option. You can put your own together from fresh vegetables, proteins, and homemade dressings—vegetarians will have a field day. Other options include tasty quiches, soups, and tarts.

Rue Assilme, Casablanca, Morocco
0526-92–21–31
Known For
  • <PRO>wholesome food</PRO>
  • <PRO>homemade options</PRO>
  • <PRO>take-out available</PRO>
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner, No credit cards

Venezia Ice

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This is a great place to stop off if you're taking a walk along the seaside promenade, La Corniche. In a prime position overlooking the sea, this branch of the ever-popular Venezia Ice serves breakfast, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, and, of course, their excellent ice cream.