Having previously used up all of my flowery similies, I will only say that Casablanca Moroccan Cafe, a 6-month-old import, is quite possibly one of the best ethnic restaurants I’ve been to in America (my scope is not terribly large, mind you).
Casablanca seems to be in an old fast-food joint, nestled between the gleaming new towers of Midtown Crossing. Ironically, Casablanca is newer, but lacks the shiny coats of fresh paint and hype that still glisten on the flanks of Midtown Crossing (similies restored).
We split the $20 plate of couscous, chicken, and squash when we went. I’m fairly certain that they cut up an entire squash and most of a chicken for that dish: the leftovers lasted another three meals! And it was delicious every time. The chicken was well-cooked, the couscous was amazing, and the squash was buttery and soft.
They never did bring us the tea we ordered (they ran out), but to compensate they comped us some delicious fresh fruit. It still seems like they’re nailing down the details, but overall the service was good and pleasant.
The Casablanca Cafe is a suprising and exciting place. It has a halfway off-the-rails, homebrew vibe which I’m sure will mature into a really excellent restaurant. Now’s the time to visit what I hope will be the next Omaha standby.
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm