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“Disappointing for the cost” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Casablanca Cafe

Casablanca Cafe
3049 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4307 (Central Beach)
954-764-3500
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Ranked #24 of 1,150 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Central Beach
Richmond, Virginia
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“Disappointing for the cost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were looking forward to our trip to Casablanca Cafe as our "special" meal while in Fort Lauderdale. The ambiance, service and view were terrific, and the menu promised good things, but we found the execution lacking. The sangria we ordered was sub par and mostly tasted like watered down wine. Both my grouper (that evening's special) and my partner's walnut chicken came out over cooked, with the chicken obviously having sat under a heat lamp for a while. To be fair, we did not complain or mention this to our server; we didn't feel like taking the time to have new meals prepared.

If we had paid less I might feel less disappointed, but for a meal approaching $100 for two people it was a let down, especially after reading such good reviews.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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oldham UK
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“Great food and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a super meal on Xmas Day after joining the queue which seemed to always be there at all times of the evenings
Food and service are excellent and it's a great spot on the seafront corner
A couple of days later we called in for a drink and had the pleasure of meeting and listening to the lovely Leiah Sicilliano what a great singer and lovely person
Make sure you visit it's a great place

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“Slooooow Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our server was friendly until we ordered only burgers instead of an expensive entree. Then he promptly forgot about us. He was more interested in describing the various menu items to the tables around us. Our salad and soup came out right away, but then we waited forever for the burgers. We asked for condiments from the guy who brought us the food and then again from our server. My husband ate his before the mustard and ketchup ever got to our table. I waited but my burger was no longer hot by the time I put everything on it. I didn't finish it. The Caesar salad and onion soup were good, though.

Visited December 2012
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“There's something about this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Mediterranean food in a Mediterranean-looking place with ocean views. Food is always good. Service is usually very good. Prices are a bit high. But that's what you pay for gourmet Mediterranean. Enjoy.

Visited February 2012
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Simi Valley, California
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A group of 10 of us ate upstairs. This was one of the original homes in Ft. Lauderdale. On the beach, wonderful customer service and delicious food. Will go again.

Visited November 2012
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