Denver >Palais Casablanca Authentic
2488 S University Blvd, Denver, CO | Directions 8021039.671478 -104.959212
Take a romantic journey to Morocco.. Excellent!.
For those that know me from VH1's The Pickup Artist or from my video blog w w w . ASKJDOG . c o m ..I'm all for wonderful experiences, especially with the the company of the right girl.
Last night it was around 9:30pm, and my girl and I were hungry so I did a search on my iPhone Urbanspoon app. We were close to this Moroccan restaurant, and by coincidence had been talking about Moroccan food earlier.. so we thought we would give it a try.
From the empty parking lot, and cleared away patio we thought it was already closed.. I tried the door.. it was unlocked.. I pulled it open slowly and peered inside to see a lush tented room, lined with lanterns and pillows.. with lush colours of various shades of red, accented with gold.
I grabbed my girl's hand and lead her into.. Morocco :)
It really was like escaping to another land. Our host greeted us, and showed us to our table. "Sit be comfortable, take your shoes off and put them under the table" he suggested.
A quick word of warning is that the dinner menu is a fixed 4 course meal, so for two with wine it cost about $125 + tip. Was it worth it? Hell yes!
The fantastic food, atmosphere, and slightly bizarre, albeit romantic customs of our friendly host made for an amazing experience. It's probably been 10 years since I've had such a fun and romantic time in a restaurant.. everything was perfect, from delicious and exotic food, to being shown how to feed my "princess" with my hands.
Take an appetite.. lounge around, and be prepared to go with the flow, and enjoy the mood. Perfect for snuggling up on the pillows together, or having a louder and more lively time with friends.
I can't believe some of these 5 star reviews! I really think the owner and/or employees put those up. I mean, read them..."I wish I was there right now"? Really? C'mon. Notice that most of the high star ratings don't show the pros and cons? Notice the user names are all similar and the reviews are all written in a very simialr way? That's the owner for ya! I went there with 2 friends on a Saturday night and there was nobody in the restaurant! This should be the busiest night, but it wasn't. Once I saw the prices in the menu, I knew why it was so empty.
The host was VERY PUSHY! He kept pushing the tea, even when we ordered coffee and said no to tea! He was showing us how to eat with just our hands, which is fine, but he then proceeded to hand feed my friend! She shook her head "No" and he insisted and put the food into her mouth with his fingers! I was just appalled. This isn't very sanitary and is just plain rude! If he would have done that to me, I would have smacked his hand away! The food was the only positive part of the experience. It was tasty, but way overpriced! The cheapest meal was $35! It was a four course meal and I told the owner that I couldn't eat that much food, he replied, "Don't worry, the main course is a small portion". Bullsh#t! The main course was enormous and I literally only took one bite of my lamb before I could explode.
If you have a BIG appetite, have a lot of money, and love strange fingers in your mouth, then this is the place for you. Otherwise...don't even bother.
Good taste, experience, decoration. Menu is all or nothing (4 course dinner only) which doesn't make it flexible.
I had gone 8 years ago for lunch and thought it was awesome, so I decided to go again and try again.
I have mixed reviews.
The food was great, very original, good portions and very tastefull. The decoration is very detail oriented and makes you feel you're somewhere else, which was part of the purpose of going to an ethnic restaurant. So, those 2 things were great.
The part I didn't like was that the menu doesn't give you flexibility to get 1 main dish only, or a dish with soup only. You have to get their 4 course dinner (salad, soup, sweet dessert, main dish, plus a flower tea). I did want to eat a lot, but my wife only wanted 1 or 2 things....... but that's not possible. Also, the prices (for dinner) are all from $36 to $45 (prices for lunch were much more cheaper), and it seems like they didn't want to give you a cheaper option other than the 4 course dinner. So, all or nothing............
PD: The owner, who was doing the waiter job, is very helpful and wants to show you the whole experience, but doesn't seem to be very patient when we asked a few questions.......last time it was the same
great food and service. Im a big foodie .this resturant is really an unique experience ,I love it the food is great and I Love b'stella and lamp with prunes it is four course meal or a la carate
food .food.food. I took my girlfriend for a special night and had a great time . the food was delicious and belly dancing were very entaining . I will definitely come back more times .
FOOD .DECOR .BELLY DANCING. EVREY TIME IGO TO PALAIS CASABLANCA MOROCCAN ,IHAVE AGREAT TIME .ILOVE THE FOOD AND THE RESTAURANT . ITA GREAT PLACE FOR A PARTY ,PEOPLE HAVE A LOT FUN SEATING IN MOROCCAN STYLE AND EXPERIENCING THE MOROCCAN DINING
great place. great food.great people.
ibrought 9 friends of mine frome colorado springs to palais casablanca moroccan cuisine for my birthday we had agreat experience .i found evreything chang the food ithe decor and also the belly dancing.it"s great the restaurant is not to big .but an unique experince compard to other restaurant. ,what a cool way to sample so manydeferent foods in one evening .i think we counted about 12 different items.ihad lamb tagine with apricots it"suit plate yamme is good
if you want to eat a good food go go to this restaurant it " awesome
my husbandloved it.
i HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME WITH MY HUSBAND AT PALAIS CASABLANCA MOROCCAN DINNER WAS EXCELLENT WE LOVE THE FOOD WAS ISGREAT AND ROMANTIC ,FOR SURE IT WILL BE MY DESTINATION"s for new year"s eve .it"s expensive but it"s worth .and also they have belly dancing
it"s great place
the best never forget.
this restaurant is not any more casablanca now it is palais casablanca moroccan cisine ,my evening there was great .the food was excellent the belly dancing was out of this world .the ambiance takes you to onther country .we were 35 peopel there for my birth day . i will never forget .I met the owner he's a great guy .and the servise was excellent
I'm coming back with my boyfriend for romantic dinner /divid/
Sweet food is no sweet deal... Height of Disappointment.
I and my friends were looking for a nice place to eat and started searching the Garmin for international restaurants. The name "Casablanca Moroccan Restaurant" tempted us to go here. And when we got there, wow... so many lights and found the restaurant quite small but very well decorated with nice ambience.
Everything was good and exciting so far but that was the end of excitement.
We got the menu card and if you've ever been here you would know what I'm talking about. All entries are $37 to $43. We started looking here and there and were not sure if it is for real. We thought this might be combo price and there might be some cheaper alternatives but no, that's what they got.
So let?s see what $40 without tax and tips can buy you...
Starts with "cultural" hyped salad. Just another salad and nothing special about it and infect with some weird sweet dressing. Ok probably the over hyped lentil soup would be great. What do you think? It?s just boiled lentils (thankfully no sugar). Then comes another "cultural" hyped appetizer. Damn, even appetizer is sweet and really tastes bad.
Thought the main dish would be less disappointing. But they were consistent in disappointing again. The main dish is sweet too... Chicken dish and Lamb dish in sweet syrup.
Very disappointed we asked for check and when the guy (owner, waiter same guy) swiped credit card, he cleverly overcharged the final amount by $30. That was outrageous. And we told him about the mistake he hesitantly fixed it without apologizing for mistake.
I will never ever go here again to this restaurant.
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