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Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar

2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (42 reviews)
“tapas platter” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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 - Restaurant and Bar
1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
HerengrachtCapeTown
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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"
NavidS269
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We haven’t been here in quite a while (not for any reason other than there are so many new places opening all the time) and decided to take friends here as they have never been. If anything the ambience, service and food have improved since...More

1  Thank Lynton C
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Found this on tripadvisor and agree with the reviews. Food is delicious, prices are reasonable, service is great and a great beer menu.More

2  Thank Marius P
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is always great to receive some kind words of appreciation, as it serves as a great motivational tool for the team. I hope we can welcome you soon again...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would like to give a huge thank you to the staff of Rick's for making my party on the 30th September extra special with your great food and fantastic service. A special mention to Robert who was so helpful and, of course, Lewis the...More

1  Thank LisaStev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called Rock's last night around 7:30 pm to make a booking. They said they'd have a table for 6 at 8:30 pm. Arrived early at 8 pm. The staff were lovely and as our table was not ready, they gave us a high table and...More

Thank Hermine N N
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hermine Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor of my "Strange kind of place", We do appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. The perceived rudeness of my Hostess is unacceptable and I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided on the spur of the moment to grab something to eat at Ricks. I got there at probably one of the more quieter times. The staff were friendly, and accommodating and very knowleagable on the menu and drinks. Glad I came during happy hour!...More

Thank nathanstitus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

20 hour trip from NYC....not ready to experiment with African cuisine. A 3 minute walk from Protea Fire and Ice ( Marriott) . The reception was warm given we had no reservations. Their only request was that we would relinquish our table in 3 hours....More

Thank Rob S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rob S Thank you very much for taking the time writing such a great review on Trip advisor. Your comments on the quality of the food and service is most gratifying and was shared with the Kitchen and especially with Princess. We hope we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went primarily just for the name; who doesn't like the movie Casablanca? But the owner of Rick's gets the award for #1 Fan. We were expecting it to be more kitschy, but the ambiance proved quite pleasant, and we had an excellent experience. Our...More

Thank Jeremy S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jeremy S 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...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the most amazing cocktails we have ever tasted, followed by delicious burgers. Such lovely decor and ambiance.More

Thank Lisa v
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lisa v Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. Your great comments about the Cocktails and Burgers were most appreciated. We try very...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Food was great, but service a little funky. While eating our appetizers we were "warned" (?) that our main meals would be coming. Rather than waiting for us to finish...we had to struggle to find places to move things or finish up our appetizer very...More

Thank XManNL
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time writing a review on TripAdvisor. Let us first apologize for the service on the evening as this was totally against our rules. We normally wait till the starter is finished and ask the guest if he is ready for...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

meeting. we found ourselves to talk and drink a local drink and very nice and welcoming we had booked a table near the fireplace since the evening temperature certainly came back in summerMore

Thank ROBERTOBU
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear RobertoBU 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 dining experience to our guests....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
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
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Description
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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