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248, Bd Sour Jdid | Ancienne Medina, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
+212522274207
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12:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Rick's Cafe Casablanca is a restaurant, bar and cafe located in the city...
Rick's Cafe Casablanca is a restaurant, bar and cafe located in the city of Casablanca, Morocco. Opened March 1, 2004, the place was designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca. Set in an old courtyard-style mansion built against the walls of the Old Medina of Casablanca, the restaurant - piano bar is filled with architectural and decorative details reminiscent of the film: curved arches, a sculpted bar, balconies, balustrades as well as beaded and stencilled brass lighting and plants that cast luminous shadows on white walls. There is an authentic 1930's Pleyel piano and As Time Goes By is a common request to the in-house pianist
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Happy Surprise

I was not that interested in visiting Ricks, as it seems too touristy for me. However the women I was with really wanted to go, so I went along. I am happy I did. I thought the building was exquisitely restored and the food was really good! It has it's cheesy side, but really it is worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious lunch and an excellent experience. We really wanted to go for dinner but didn't have the time. I will definitely return.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I was not that interested in visiting Ricks, as it seems too touristy for me. However the women I was with really wanted to go, so I went along. I am happy I did. I thought the building was exquisitely restored and the food was really good! It has it's cheesy side, but really it is worth a visit for... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Had looked forward to this place as the highlight of our trip to Casablanca, even knowing that it is fictional in the film, but sadly overrated and overpriced!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you must see this then go but this is only a tourist site. The food was good but this place is not somewhere you must go while in Casa if you are limited on time. This is NOT the site of the original movie but was created as a tourist attraction.

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Austin, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Sure, the Rick's Cafe from the 1942 film Casablanca wasn't real, but thankfully, the owners of Rick's Cafe in the real Casablanca took the trouble to recreate it, right down to the table lamps. Ok, so, maybe it's a tourist trap. But, you're in Casablanca, and other than the Hassan II Mosque, there isn't all that much to see for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My friends came to Marrakech from the US for vacation and stayed with us. They wanted to visit the famous Ricks Cafe. I did to since I haven't been. The door men were very nice but the staff inside the restaurant were not what I would call customer service oriented. It's worth a visit just to say you were there,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited Ricks while on a city tour of Casablanca. It is a very nice bar/restaurant. the food is good on the staff were friendly and helpfull. Wifi is available making a FB post a must!! We intend to visit Casablanca again and will pr do lunch at ricks. The only disapointment was Sam wasn't playing the piano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You have to take it for what it is, a 100% tourist trap, but well executed. The film was of course filmed in Hollywood so this is a small scale replica of Ricks Cafe in the movie. Nice decor, attentive staff and ok food (not expensive). It is small and touristic but well worth a visit when inCasablanca for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ricks cafe is the place to go in Casablanca for a very good meal ( from a diverse Manu). The service was superb, the atmosphere fun, lively but not intrusive. The decor is enchanting. A gin and tonic at the bar before dinner is a must. For what has now become a tourist attraction, this Resturant has managed to creat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were jet-lagged so we just sat outside the restaurant until it opened. So when we came the place had not yet filled up. Even then we could tell the atmosphere was fantastic. Beautiful place, greenery, courtyard etc. What's not to love? Even if it wasn't THE Rick's cafe from the movie, it's still worth coming. However one must know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248, Bd Sour Jdid | Ancienne Medina, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Grand Casablanca Region  >  Casablanca
  • Phone Number: +212522274207

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Rick's Cafe Casablanca is a restaurant, bar and cafe located in the city of Casablanca, Morocco. Opened March 1, 2004, the place was designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca. Set in an old courtyard-style mansion built against the walls of the Old Medina of Casablanca, the restaurant - piano bar is filled with architectural and decorative details reminiscent of the film: curved arches, a sculpted bar, balconies, balustrades as well as beaded and stencilled brass lighting and plants that cast luminous shadows on white walls. There is an authentic 1930's Pleyel piano and As Time Goes By is a common request to the in-house pianist
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

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