on June 30, 2006
The Casablanca Café was within easy walking distance from our hotel and had an inviting ocean-view patio and an interesting menu, so this one was close to being a no-brainer. Nevertheless, I will admit to a moment’s pause since there was only one other couple dining on the patio when we arrived for lunch. Also, I tend to shy away from restaurants with menus that offer something for everyone. Casablanca’s menu was one of the most varied I’ve ever encountered. Entrée descriptions reflected the influence of such diverse cultures as Morocco, Japan, Spain, Italy, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Cajun Louisiana.My concern regarding the paucity of customers was very quickly dispelled; the patio filled up quickly—and for good reason. The food was delicious, and the service rivaled that of a 5-star restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecued pork with mango chipolte sauce, which was served with waffle fries for $9.50. (I had the option to substitute a salad for the waffle fries, but hey, I was unwinding!) My husband dined on the grouper and chips, which were served with both coleslaw and waffle fries, and he raved about his meal. The fresh breeze floating across the ocean wasn’t a bad touch either. Dress is casual, and lunches range from $8 to $14 while dinners are in the $11 to $19 range. Casablanca is open for lunch and dinner. Hours are 11:30am to 11:00pm. Sundays through Thursdays. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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