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Rick's Cafe Americain

2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (27 reviews)
“tapas platter” (17 reviews)
“burger” (72 reviews)
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Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rick's Cafe Americain
1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
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2. Great wholesome food
"Best lamb shank and tagine we've ever had"
Sanlie S
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3. Roofdeck with a view
"The roof terrace is fantastic but you may have to reserve a table"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here last week for dinner, nice Moroccan decor, we were here a few years ago, nice chilled out place for dinner. Really tasty food, cooked to perfection. I had the stuffed aubergine, it was really good, my fellow diners had a selection from...More

Thank LongHaulMonkey
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We really enjoyed the friendly informal atmosphere at this place. Our guesthouse recommended Ricks as it is very close by, and we had just arrived in Cape Town from the UK, so were too tired to venture far. We chose some tapas dishes to start...More

2  Thank gibbinspm
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. We try very hard to provide a truly unique Casablanca dining experience to our guests, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can understand why this Casablanca themed restaurant is so popular. It clearly has character and menu, food and drinks get thumbs ups! But it is service that normally brings me back.. well done

Thank GertdeBeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick's Cafe American is an institution in Gardens. Always popular, there is a wide variety of food to choose from. The food is very good, the staff excellent.

1  Thank yvettebwilsenach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smoking allowed inside. It smells even in the non smoking area. Disgusting. We had a cheese burger (that was actually good) and a falaffel pita, which lacked fresh vegetablesMore

Thank CasperRHansen
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Casper Thanks for reviewing us on Trip adviser. I read with dismay that you didn't have a good time at our Restaurant and decided to give us a “Poor” rating. We always try our best to please all of our customers, it's very sad...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Recently introduced to this delightful restaurant in a beautiful old Victorian building.. Found the service superb and helpful. Great food..great views and ambience. Definitely returning soon.

1  Thank lianeCapeTown
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Liane Thank you so much for your great review about our Restaurant. we are looking forward welcoming you soon again kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Good quality food. Despite the restaurant being busy, the service was quick and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank AmandaW3038
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We were staying in a Guest House not far from Rick's Café American, so we ended up eating there twice. Both my husband and I were impressed with the many menu selections; so many items we wanted to try! We had to limit ourselves to...More

1  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Although there have been a few reviews commenting on the poor quality of service, I'm happy to say that I didn't encounter this on my several visits to the cafe over the last month. The service was prompt, friendly, and attentive, and the ambience was...More

Thank LoveTravel682426
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Although the restaurant is advertised as Moroccan and labelled Moroccan, there is an extensive menu with great authentic Moroccan dishes as well as fresh fish, burgers (some Moroccan, others different) and quite a few vegetarian dishes. I loved the description of the vegetarian tagine and...More

Thank EdenRiverLodge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1100
  • E-mail
Walking into Rick's Cafe has the same feeling as walking into a friend's home for dinner. The ambiance is comfortable to say the least with decor reminiscent of the movie classic "Casablanca" with its stylish colonial Moroccan tones accompanied by lounge music filtering through the 100 year old Victorian building,Immerse yourself in warm ambiance and eclectic decor in our 80 seater restaurant with its 3 fireplaces and bar, or enjoy the relaxed, vibey loft lounge and cocktail bar spilling out onto a roof deck with breathtaking views of the mountains.Our award winning selection of wines is sure to suit all tastes and features a wide selection by the carafe, we also offer a wide variety of local and imported Beers (now over 40!), Mexican and local Tequilas, Vodkas,Single Malts, Bourbons and Liquors. The menu presents a seasonal selection of Global tapas and a wide variety of dishesranging from mouth watering salads, Gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, matured Steaks and Moroccan and Mediterranean specialties - "we serve Comfort food" So come relax and enjoy yourself with either lunching on the veranda, sipping sundownerson the roof deck or enjoy a delicious meal inside this historical cottage, and we will guarantee you'll want to "play it again" We all look for that place to recommend as being "my favourite place", well in this case you might just have found it."So... Here is looking at you kid."
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