Food & Drink

Tequila, Tortillas, and Bogart: The History of Venice's Casablanca Restaurant

Published On 09/09/2016 Published On 09/09/2016
Rick's Casablanca Restaurant
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
Danny Jensen/Thrillist
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1. Casablanca Restaurant 220 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

An homage to Rick's Cafe, this Mexican restaurant on Lincoln Blvd is decked out with Casablanca memorabilia, including a life-size statue of Humphrey Bogart. Though tortillas and tequila might seem out of context at a restaurant dedicated to a movie set in North Africa, the hearty plates of enchiladas, burritos, and seafood pescado make up for the lack of couscous. Perhaps the biggest draw to Casablanca is the so-called tequila express, a roving cart stocked with a variety of tequila to make table side margaritas.