A classy respite from the noise and hubbub at Beach Place, Casablanca Cafe sits on A1A across from Fort Lauderdale Beach in a quasi Mediterranean-style structure. You'll know you've arrived because there is no other establishment as packed for at least half a mile north or south. Sure, there may be a wait, but enjoying the beach and Florida sun is hardly an imposition. The cafe sits on two floors, and though it is mainly a restaurant, a fully stocked, comfortable, nonsmoky bar sits in the back. If you don't feel like sitting at the bar, grab a table outside (seating is available in or out of the sun). The views of the beach and passers-by make the outside an excellent location to throw back some cocktails. Try the berry mojito (the strawberries are big, plump, and fresh), sangria, or any number of specialty drinks. The food and drinks are a bit pricey, but that's what you pay for Moroccan-inspired ambiance and mingling with beach-chic patrons.