A taste of Spain in Casablanca? But we've only just arrived in Morocco. Funny but it's a good choice. After all, we have enough time to try (and grow tired of?) Moroccan cuisine in the nearly 2 weeks we're here in this part of North Africa.
The seafood resto is right inside Casablanca's fishport. In fact, soon after you enter the gate. It was lunch time when we got here and soon after we were seated, the lunch crowd descended upon this place. The selection is, as expected, mainly seafood. But we couldn't resist ordering the paellas. After all, Spain is just across the Mediterranean and having just arrived from the Philippines, we were having separation anxieties with our staple rice 😢
The place seems popular with locals and tourists alike, though some reviews indicate it's pricey. We were happy with our first meal here in Morocco, even if it's not exactly Moroccan cuisine. And pricey. Well, the couscous and tagine can wait. For the moment, those oysters, gambas (shrimps) and chipirones (squid) can't 😘
And I thought we didn't have the energy after that long flight from the Tropics! The salads and appetizers may have done the trick though I honestly thought we didn't need to be "prepped" for this scrumptious meal. Freshly harvested from the sea, we indulged in the sea-salted goodness of shellfish and more. Those..... plus our first sip of beer from this place.
It was heavy for a first meal. Coupled with Casablanca beer and the satisfying paellas, we lost all energy for the remainder of the city tour. It was a struggle to check in at our Movenpick hotel in the city center and get moving shortly after to check out the Habous Quarter. All's well though, since the subsequent days saw us driving inland and settling for meat dishes most of the time. It would be a while before those sea creatures would touch our lips...... 😭