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A Taste of Casablanca: Moroccan Restaurant Opens in Astoria

Astoria, Queens has a new addition to its eclectic culinary scene – A Taste of Casablanca, a Moroccan restaurant that takes diners on a delicious journey through the flavors and aromas of North Africa.

Located in the heart of Astoria, the restaurant’s warm and inviting interior transports visitors to the bustling streets of Morocco. The decor is a blend of traditional and modern styles, with terracotta walls, intricate mosaics, and colorful Moroccan lanterns adding to the ambiance.

The menu at A Taste of Casablanca is an exquisite blend of classic Moroccan dishes and contemporary flavors. The starters include a range of dips and spreads, such as baba ghanoush, hummus, and tzatziki, as well as more traditional Moroccan options like harira soup and zaalouk, a tangy eggplant salad.

For the main course, diners can choose from a variety of tagines, couscous dishes, and kebabs. The tagines, which are slow-cooked in a clay pot, are particularly popular. The chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives is a standout dish, as is the vegetarian couscous with chickpeas and root vegetables.

To finish off the meal, the restaurant offers a range of sweets and desserts, including baklava, bastilla, and an assortment of Moroccan pastries. The Moroccan mint tea is a must-try, and the perfect way to end a meal.

While the food is undeniably the star of the show, the staff at A Taste of Casablanca are just as impressive. The waiters are knowledgeable and friendly, and are happy to guide diners through the menu and offer recommendations.

The restaurant is also a great venue for events and private dining, with a private room available for up to 20 guests.

Overall, A Taste of Casablanca is a wonderful addition to Astoria’s bustling culinary scene. Whether you’re a fan of Moroccan food, or simply curious to try something new, this restaurant is sure to won’t disappoint. With its warm ambiance, friendly staff, and delicious food, it’s the perfect spot for a memorable night out.