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Rick's Cafe Americain

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Sponsored by: Rick's Cafe Americain

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
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2. Great wholesome food
2. Great wholesome food
"Best lamb shank and tagine we've ever had"
Sanlie S
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3. Roofdeck with a view
3. Roofdeck with a view
"The roof terrace is fantastic but you may have to reserve a table"
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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
US$6 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined with family. Starter was beetroot and goatcheese salad, on which I found mold (lots...). Waiter took of back but clearly thought I had lost the plot. Minutes later female owner came to table and explained the mold was in fact pesto and herbs. Upon...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Neela86
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Neela86 Your visit 5 month ago sounded more like Faulty Towers than of Rick’s Café, and it’s no excuse that there was apparently some fungus on the spiced and herb'd (with 5 different fresh herbs) Goats cheese balls, please accept my humble apologies for...More

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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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Visited Rick's with friends on the 3rd January 2019 in celebration of my birthday and we were not disappointed. We we seated on the roof terrace which has amazing views and is perfect for big groups. The food was delicious and the cocktails were divine....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CandiceJansen19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick's Cafe is a hidden gem in Gardens..The ambiance takes you away to the delights of Morrocco.. Food and drink excellent, prices reasonable. Waiters very friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank soniagouws
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made an online an booking via their website which worked well. I called in to confirm that my booking was recieved in case there was any online glitches. It was a Friday night and a table reserved for 4 people. Arriving the street was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 936rikab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great bar just off Kloof Street that has a large and very well priced drinks menu. The happy hour (4-7 I think) was great value. The décor is beautiful (Moroccan/Casablanca inspired) and the rooftop seating area has great views over the mountain. The staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wunder_0011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Festive atmosphere with good friends and fantastic food. The Christmas Duck with red cabbage was to die for so was the tapas platter to start with. Only complaint was that the Duck portion to big , we all had to take a doggie bag to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Petkyte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The starter was very good, but the steak was unpalateable, it was tough like chewinggum... We were very disapointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChristophI52
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Loved the atmosphere, and the food as well! would love to come here again. Thumbs up for the great staff!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElisabethJohnson1966
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We eat at Ricks three times as we loved the food, atmosphere and decor. Unique, fab food and lovely staff. Had my first Martini here.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rabbitstewandsylvia
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