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“A must have experience”
Review of Rick's Cafe

Rick's Cafe
Ranked #5 of 838 Restaurants in Casablanca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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
San Francisco, California
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“A must have experience”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The movie Casablanca was shot in Hollywood's studios, sadly not in Casablanca. However, it was quite a clever idea from American owner Cathy to recreate the ambiance and decor of the movie in Casablanca. Our hotel recommended we dine there and made reservation for us. As soon as passed the entrance door, we fell in love with it. We started with the upstairs lounge where we met very interesting people, then dine in their wonderful restaurant. The food was good, the ambiance very romantic from the 1940s and we loved the music and pianist. We strongly recommend it.

  • Visited September 2012
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“You just have to...”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's amazing that Casablanca didn't have a Rick's before this one. It's a pastiche, but a really good one. The food is French and very good, wine list is extensive. On a good evening with plenty of locals the atmosphere is fabulous - often with live (if slightly too loud) music - but if there's a big party of tourists it takes the edge off things slightly. Tables around the courtyard near the bar seem best to me.

  • Visited June 2012
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Cape Town
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“Great ambience from 1940 with good food and great evening: book in advance to avoid disappointment”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Enjoy some great Moroccan style in Ricks Cafe and play H Bogart in Casablanca. Quite busy restaurant with lots of tourists but worth it for the ambiance and the good service. Food is better than some reviews might make you think even if nothing exceptional. Overall a very pleasant evening.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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“very nice place but the food has no interest”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

the Rick's cafe is great if you want to have a drink. The staff is obliging. The atmosphere is fine. but the food is just too expensive for what you have got in your plate. The cooking is ordinary even not extraordinary. So forget about the restaurant and enjoy the bar.

  • Visited April 2012
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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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“Clever marketing”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Rick's is a nice place for lunch or dinner. It has been cleverly decorated and has a nice ambiance. Prices, however, are quite high by Moroccan standards - especially alcohol and wine. If you don't want to eat here, consider dropping in for a lunchtime beer.

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