Sqala Bastion and La Sqala Restaurant, Casablanca

Sqala Bastion and La Sqala Restaurant, Casablanca

In 1515 the Portuguese established fortifications next to the place they called "Casa Branca." Technically, the fortification could be called a bastion, a scala or sqala. The sqala, renovated in the 18th century, exists in the old city today but it is now a fortified restaurant, established to fortify against that empty feeling.

La Sqala is nestled in the yellow-orange walls of the bastion at the edge of the old city. It is a peaceful garden restaurant, especially famous for breakfast. What's on the menu in the morning? How about briouates (stuffed pastries), tajines, bastilles (spicy sweet pies) and brochettes (kebabs). Sorry, no alcohol, but there's lots of juice.

The restaurant is attractively designed. The feeling is of a quiet garden haven, away from the busy city. Whatever the hour, try the pastille cream dessert and Moroccan tea. The important things about a restaurant are food, yes, service, yes, and location, location, location.

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Sight Name: Sqala Bastion and La Sqala Restaurant
Sight Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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