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El Cenador

Complexe au Petit Rocher | La Corniche, Casablanca, Morocco
+212(0)522 363603
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Ranked #44 of 505 restaurants in Casablanca
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harvey, Louisiana, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great atmosphere and service. Creative seafood preparation. We had a party of 8, and it was a great selection. Would be just a good for a couple. this was my second time dining here (first time was 3 years ago). I will definitely return on my next trip to Casablanca.

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warwickshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I laughed out loud at a previous review - you do drive through a deeply impoverished part of Casablanca to get to this restaurant but it's great . We booked a table on the terrace ... It's effectively an indoor conservatory - no view . But food and wine good . I'm a fish only person and the soupe fruit... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had dinner at El Cenador on our last night in Morocco. It was by far the most expensive meal we ate in Morocco but it was also one of the best. We actually didn't plan to go here but wanted to find a nice restaurant on the corniche and this was the first one we could see in our... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Poor, really poor quality food. Spanish cuisine? No way! From the cocktails to the fish, everything is a disgrace to what a good fish retaurant should be. Just run away really. The service, although the staff is very nice and helpful, is slow, it's like eating in a time warp where time slows down and shuts itself down. They're overwheled.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Spanish food, washed down with some surprisingly good Moroccan red wine... we had the tapas to share for starters, which all were all excellent. For the mains, we shared the rib of beef, and others in our party had the salt baked cod. Both were very good. On the down side, the waiters could certainly have been more attentive, and... More

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Paris, France
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117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Such great spanish cuisine, with lots of delicious tapas, and the best fish in town. Have the fish cooked in heavy thick salt, or the royal paella. The owners are always there, service is superb, and the view of the Casablanca mosque is the best.

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Paris, France
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167 reviews 167 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

The setting is not unwelcoming, with a sperb view over the Mosque. Well, you see it from the dingy parking lot at least. A large tiled dining room, old style. Friendly but overwhelmed and unattentive staff. Good first couse of crab meat. Nothing special. Rather DOA. Then an overcooked paella. What's the point of that? On the whole, better to... More

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Girona, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We went there with a local from casablanca. He told us that this spanish restaurant was great and it was! Of courss you can find better places in spain, but as seen the level of restaurants of casablanca this is the best choice. Great food! Everithing fresh and tasty. The owner say hello to all the clients and ask about... More

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Bethesda, MD
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Near the water, but no views, this restaurant has made another transition to a Spanish seafood theme, although there are many dishes that are right out of Maghreb cookbooks, a shared culinary heritage. Well-priced, slow service when it's crowded, the fish dishes are very satisfying and surrounded by a wonderful variety of opening and closing selections. Can't miss having a... More

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we had no regret. All of us enjoyed the food which combines a nice mix of tastes and flavours. The service was great and fast and the venue very nice. A must-do in Casa.

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