There is an amusing sign one sees upon entering the restaurant Casablanca that reads (something to the effect of) "You are leaving Los Angeles and entering Casablanca". Well, it’s more of a Mexican restaurant with a cinematic twist. It does have a distinct feel about it … appealing, in a kitschy kind of way. The restaurant owners are referring to the film rather than the actual geographical location. Diners see cinema and movie memorabilia as well as several well done wall murals which bring the movie alive.
The service is professional and attentive. We noted the woman behind the tortilla stand busily making the fresh tortillas. No doubt, she could do this in her sleep, but it’s a nice touch to have her viewable by patrons, who are happy to express their appreciation by way of a small tip for her expertise. She graciously allowed me to take her photo, which I have included with this review.
They offer a full service bar, along with a couple of tables where people can dine. The prices are quite reasonable – my entrée, the Sam & Rick Combo, was the most expensive dish priced at $21.99. Most entrees are in the $12 - $15 range, and I have linked to their menu above. No, you’re not walking into Rick’s in Casablanca, Morocco but it sure does take you to another place in time.
Los Angeles, California
August 2, 2010