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Rick's Cafe Americain

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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” (26 reviews)
“tapas platter” (17 reviews)
“burger” (69 reviews)
Closed
Hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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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
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 469 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had a burger it was delicious. Our waiter was terrific too! Really liked the decor and atmosphere as well. Highly recommend.

1  Thank soiselee
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Fiance and I love this restaurant. Combine great service with an extensive menu = Ricks Cafe They cater for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The dishes are tasty and fresly prepared. On top of it all the serve the best cocktails in town. For...More

2  Thank Jackie T
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jackie Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write this great 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 10 April 2018

This is a fabulous restaurant with a great vibe and ambience. We sat at one of the outside tables as we are smokers. A good menu with reasonable options and selections, and a huge drinks list. We started off with cocktails, and these were unfortunately...More

1  Thank CptGirl68
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cape Town Chick Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed the Food and the ambiance at Rick’s. We always appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s”...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

An excellent meal. We had lamb and chicken tagines which were very tasty and full of vegetables and tender meat. Others had salads which they enjoyed. The portions were very generous and delicious. A very buzzy restaurant with great serviceMore

1  Thank Jondarand
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jondarand 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/North African dining experience to...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had some late night beers and food at Rick's Café in Cape Town Central. We have tried the Rick's Café whilst we were in Casablanca, and the Moroccan food here was rather fresh, tasty with natural Moroccan flavours. For me the highlight were the...More

2  Thank 811michael
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear 811machael Thank you so much for taking the time to write this rather light-hearted review on TripAdvisor. I will share your great review with the service as well with the kitchen staff. Thank you again and hopefully we can welcome you soon again. kind...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We came across Rick’s when walking from our hotel and looking for something to eat. What a great find! The ambience was exactly what we were looking for, the selection of drinks outstanding (the Duchess non-alcoholic gin and tonic was particularly appreciated by my non-drinking...More

1  Thank Graham W
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Graham Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write this great 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 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were seated upstairs on the open smoking balcony and was pleasantly surprise that the smoke did not disturb us. The menu is wide and varied with some interesting options. We were a table of 9 so expected some delay but we waited over 30min...More

Thank Elmarie G
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Elmarie Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. We appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. We are very happy that you and your party enjoyed the food and drinks. But...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

A large group of us had dinner here last week and were very happy! The service was a bit slow but the waiter was very friendly. Several of us had tajines and they were all very tasty. The margaritas were not very good and tasted...More

Thank ducktrio
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ducktrio Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed the Food and the ambiance at Rick’s. We always appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had to go, just based on the name. Unfortunately I could not dig out my white dinner jacket and bow tie. We went on our last night in Cape Town. Good food, especially the fish dishes; good cocktails; good atmosphere; we understand that the...More

Thank Dave R
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Dave Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write this unique 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

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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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