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About Casablanca On The Bay

Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill is a restaurant located in Miami that focuses on fresh seafood straight from the ocean. As a company, Casablanca has an extensive history in the commercial fishing industry. In fact, new hauls of fish, clams, oyster and lobster come in every day on its fishing boats. The quality of the ingredients, though, is only half the story. The preparation of these dishes is just as essential, and the chefs at Casablanca have been turning out highly regarded seafood specialties for a long time. Beyond seafood, Casablanca also serves salads, steaks and pasta dishes. Popular items on the menu include the seafood au gratin with crab, grouper, shrimp, the octopus in a delicious sherry cream sauce with Fontina cheese, and the massive crab-stuffed shrimp served in a lemon wine sauce.


1717 N. Bayshore Drive , Suite#200
Miami, FL 33132
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 371-4930

Website:
http://casablancaseafood.com/

Entertainment:
Our Live Music changes. Please call for more information.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Lazaro Sanchez

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Casablanca On The Bay Ratings and Reviews

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3.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

2.9

service

2.6

ambience

3.4

value

2.7

Noise

Moderate

55% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Naples)·Dined 7 days ago

Casablanca on the Bay is always a treat. We visited from Naples and we were not disappointed. The seafood paella was awesome. The paella for two people was huge and enough for 4 people. We had to take some leftovers home. The complementary oysters were amazing. The staff was eager to help and answered all our questions. Excellent service. The view of the marina was gorgeous. We always eat at Casablanca anytime we visit Miami.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went today for the $25 brunch buffet and was greatly disappointed with the service, lack of food and the taste of the food. First we were seated with no napkins or silverware on the table. Then the waiter told the waitress that we need to pay the bill before we can go get our food and to add the 18% gratuity, that should have been our sign to leave. So we headed to the buffet area and there wasn't any plates, none, nada. We had to wait in line to get a plate. Finally got a plate and more than half the buffet items were done, and what was left was cold. I asked when will they bring out the shrimp and was told that the shrimp is expensive and that it won't be replenished �. Wtf! So I got back to my table and still no silverware, and the waiter was no where to be found. So I went to the kitchen entrance and laywaited someone to walk out so I could ask them for some forks. The steak and pork was tasteless and tough. The paella was super fishy and cold. The only decent item on the buffet was the ceviche. The sangria and mimosas was watered down. I asked for oj several times and didn't get it unit I was done eating, our waiter was a smartass and told me he'll drop everything he's doing just to get me my juice, so my friend replied to him saying "she would really appreciate it being that you're getting that automatic 18% gratuity" he wasn't happy. Right before we left they sat 3 young ladies at a dirty table with food and dirty glasses still on it. This buffet was not worth my hard earned $25. No, they will never see me again.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed. Even do i had a reservation I had to wait over 1 hour for a table. They finally sat me down on a table for 10 people with 8 people I didn’t know. Table was dirty. Waited 10 minutes before I got up to speak to a manager. I was moved to another table which was also dirty. Overall bad experience. Also bad customer service from waiter staff since the tip is automatically added to your bill. I might consider going back but if I see the same mess I will leave

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Sunday brunch was a train wreck most professional managers have the sense to do several soft openimgs prior to inviting the whole town. However this chap strobby the bar staring at his paid for models while I sat at a dirty table clad with dishes
and who was the genius that closed the bar only to cover it with side dishes
what a mistake the $$$$ lost on drinks

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

There was no food left, all the dressings n sauces were out, when we asked the server he stated "that's all that is left" when we asked for a manager he stated "look for him yourself" The pork sausage that they finally put out was raw

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambience is really relaxing. The food is great, but the service is horrible. We had reservations, but couldn't be seated. Then someone walked us to a dirty table so we eventually seated ourselves. No waitress or waiter came over to assist us. The food was buffet and that was the good part because the food was excellent. The DJ was awesome. If they get the servicing organized Casablanca would be the goto spot.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After reservation were confirm. We were not able to go. Due to over sold reservations. It was awful. Thus Jeniffer the attendant was very nice. We left to another restaurant. We shall try it another time.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

After having a reservation for 8 people they informed us upon arrival they were closed for a private party. Hostess and manager were both rude and told us their was nothing they could do even though they did show our reservation on the list. Primo downstairs was excellent and made room for Us on short notice.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

There are few places like Casablanca for seafood in Miami!! My wife and I visit every couple of months and always leave appreciating the great service and food quality. Fish and seafood is fresh, caught mostly by the restaurant owner. Would recommend for almost any occassion. They recently renovated and it looks great!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We made the reservation on Open Table and, when we arrived at the restaurant on time, we learned that it was closed for renovations. It was extremely upsetting.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Was very disappointed that the restaurant was still being renovated ! Had made reservations to celebrate my anniversary with my boyfriend only to get to the location and be told the restraurant is under construction. Called early in the day and no reponse have tried to get in contact with Casablanca on the river and no response. This should've been communicated to open table as well, it is ridiculous to be able to make a reservation for a restaurant that is closed. Will not likely use open table in the future.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

It probably would've been fun if they weren't "closed due to renovation". Thought I scored because they are the only Casablanca that's participating in Miami spice.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It was CLOSED.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Terrible ! I was unable to go however I couldn't cancel via the app ( OpenTable )
I called and spoke to a person at the restaurant however they didn't speak English.
I tried to call again ( 3 times ) and each time the phone rang out.
As I couldn't cancel I was unable to use the app to book another restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Bad food and bad service
Ceviche only was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Your basic seafood restaurant - nothing really special but the outside dining looks out over the marina, which is nice. The night we were there, there was some big back-up in the kitchen. We got our meals 75
minutes after sitting down. No offer to comp our drinks (wine) but they brought us a sad plate of soggy tortilla chips and crab spread while we were waiting. Two of us had ordered the ceviche - but it was practically inedible due to the overwhelming amount of red onions. Our waiter tried - but not the finest hour for this restaurant all in all.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

They do not accept Open table reservation, we lost our time and money because when arrived they said the do not accept Open table and do not offer a table or a discount for the inconvenience

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was the worst! Never coming back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day lunch and once there found out that they were only offering Brunch. We decided to stay to our chagrin. Hot food was cold and raw foods were warm. Fish was undercooked and crab claws were so skinny they had nothing much to offer. The food was so unedible that we had to gorge on the few mini desserts to not stay hungry.

For $210 we got a bottle of cheap champagne and lots of mini desserts.

Will never go again!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Most enjoyable restaurant overlooking the bay. Fresh seafood, nicely prepared, friendly and helpful service.
A wonderful place for all occasions.
I recommend late afternoon outside. Inside also available.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Made a reservation for 11:30AM when they are supposed to open. They were closed when I arrived, waited until 12PM and still nothing. Left and came back at 1PM, restaurant was still closed. You shouldn't allow for people to make reservations if you're not going to be open.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

This restaurant is just shocking...no winelist...service awful.
We left after waiting half an hour to get served.
The location has a nice seaview but please do not go there

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Overall was good, but the food was ok except for the rice please cook another rice like Yazmin please.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

This is a wonderful find, with the main direction of dinning is "from the sea." From the moment you sit down a wonderful fish dip is served along with oysters, and they are gratis. I particularly enjoy the crab cakes, tuna tartar. A meal can easily be had but just ordering a cocktail and selections from the appetizers. The servings are substantial, and easily shared by two. For the price this restaurant is of value. If you get there early enough in the late afternoon grab a seat outside overlooking Biscayne Bay. A great place for locals and visitors alike.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2017

This restaurant is appalling. No one should recommend it to anyone they respect. Much of the food is inedible. The dip served with the bread tastes awful and did not spread on the hard bread. We tasted a couple of different items. All were either flavorless or over dominated with a pungent, distasteful garlic. The garlic sauce on the over cooked tuna was inedible. Our server had a cold and kept wiping her nose. We waited forever for each course and it was not crowded. Smokers next to us added to the misery. One excellent thing/ Laso the bus boy. Dedicated and warm, Laso was the only reason that I did not call the Better Business Bureau and request the place be shut down.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Support staff to waiter abysmal. Pricey. Scallops are delicious.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Weird entrance and although food was pretty good, it definitely was not worth the money. The service was also horrible! Server rushed us to order and then food never came! Waited an hour for appetizers and waited almost another hour to receive check. Waitor also got upset at us for asking from to correct our incorrect check, and then of course charges my card twice. Would NOT recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Not worthy. It is a shame that with the nice view the owner doesn't pay for a better chef. We ordered the mango lobster and shrimp ceviche for appetizer and had so much lime that we couldn't eat it. The sea bass horrible!!! Service not good I asked for the wine menu and the sever never asked me if I want a wine. We didn't want to continue ordering anything else because we were disappointed. Very bad experience!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Pros: Great view of the intracoastal towards Miami Beach, especially with a table next to the window or in the outside veranda. Cons: Inconsistent food. While 2 of our party had very nice dishes (a fish dish with shellfish and sauce, and a seafood pasta in a brandy mushroom cream sauce), the other 2 dishes were disappointing. The parrillada was overcooked on the grill, and the mixed shellfish was not tender and lacked flavor. Service was on the slow side. Not a recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Always a great meal, wonderful view and great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2017

For over $100, the food was overcooked, the servers only came to us to take our order and deliver the food. Minimal interaction or service. Then they watched you leave a tip, so you felt like you had to leave something. Do not waste your money or time!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Nice dining looking over boats in the harbor. Food was great but little pricey. Service was a bit slow and seemed disorganized trying to getting our check. Server was overwhelmed handling large number of tables almost by herself

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2017

First the food took for every and when it came the parrilla de mariscos was way over cook super dry and burned. No one from the management came to offer a apologies.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The food was good. We had a really nice seat with a view of the bay. The service was great. What really made our dinner experience terrific was our interaction with the Director, Loretta Sanchez. Loretta was truly exceptional. There was a problem getting our points, but Loretta was persistent. I came back about an hour later and she got it straight. She made sure that we were happy customers!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Did not get a chance to try it! I make my reservation on open table but when we arrived, it was closed for a private event! No phone call, nothing... Very disappointed!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2016

No pudimos saber nada del resurante porque a pesar que la pagina nos dejo reservar este al llegar alli con mi pequena hija y madre se encantraba cerrado por lo que tuvimos que buscar a donde irnos en ese momento.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Food quality isn't what it used to be. Not going back

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Too pricey
Salmon With no sides, then server says what are the 2 sides you want? Which each sides are 7/8$ extra you only fond out when the bill comes because sides are not priced on the menu....very sneaky.

So it comes up to 44$ a salmon...
You order a margarita, its of course default mandate by the waitress to be topshelf? Didn't even ask if topshelf is ok.

All and all i find it ILL to pay $180 for a 2 ppl dinner.

Never again...sorry!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Love the view of the restaurant. The food was amazing. But we had a terrible waiter. He threw our food on the table. Snatched the menus out of our hands. And forgot about our appetizer, then came back 45 minutes later and said "oh did you request an appetizer"? He was not attentive at all. I wasn't upset about the bill, I was upset by the fact that I had to give him 18% of my bill and was treated like crap. And also he was no where to be found. And it was a slow night. It wasn't busy at all. Like I said before the food was great, but the service was terrible. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 18, 2016

A nice restaurant in a very beautiful location. A lovely evening out.

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