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Rick's Cafe Americain Restaurant

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2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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11:00 - 01:00
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Bern, Switzerland
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255 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convivial and cosy atmosphere just off of Kloof St, super friendly staff and excellent burgers. We come back every time we are in Cape Town.

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1 Thank NovaOrbis
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was fantastic. The tagines and drinks were delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. All in all, a great restaurant. More 

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2 Thank Prev-ran
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a late review but I decided to have my birthday at Rick's towards the end of last year. The staff, food and vibe was amazing - everyone went out of their way to make it a special day. Definitely will be going back

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Thank Riaad A
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Riaad A Thank you so much for your kind words and that you took the time to share your birthday experience at Rick's Cafe on Tripadvisor. We hope we can celebrate with you many more Birthdays. See you soon Per & Team More 

Century City, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just walked in after reading about it on a list of the best Happy Hours in the city!!! They have an extensive menu for both food and drinks. The tapas are great and the cocktails were delicious. Also really loved the ambience. Our server Charlotte was great! Will definitely be back!

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Thank kambeezy
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear kambeezy 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 have already congratulated Charlotte for a job well done. I hope we can welcome you soon again kind regards Per... More 

australia
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attracted by the advertisement of a rooftop bar but that turned out to be a disappointment. Not much of a view. But after a drink we ventured downstairs and had a great meal. The springbok tagine was very tasty and the cocktails great. Service was outstanding.

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Thank hols2go55
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear hols2go55 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on TripAdviser. We are sorry about the view from the deck, but when the Black South Easter blows, we have to close the drops sheets and this unfortunately cut's out the view. We are so glad to hear that you still enjoyed your... More 

SAO PAULO
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263 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place where you can be amongst locals. Nice food. Delicious hot spicy lamb, tough a bit too hot to air with wine. Good wine list. The only drawback is that there're far too many tables. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank MARIA C
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Maria C 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 look forward to welcoming you again at Rick’s Cafe in the near future. Kind regards Per & Team More 

Oslo, Norway
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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1 Thank Marius P
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

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 kind regards Per & Team More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this place and were very glad we did. The premise is very enticing, and it is well executed without being overdone. There are numerous areas to the restaurant, making for large capacity but maintaining coziness. The menu is varied, and the items we had were delicious and presented well. The smoked crocodile, springbok tajine, burgers and desserts... More 

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1 Thank happytummy850
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear happytummy850 Thank you so much for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food. Le me please apologize on behalf of my waiter, this is definitely not our usual service standard. I have used your review at our latest Staff Training, as an example... More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and food made with care. Delicious! The rooibos smoked pork neck in hoisin burger with coleslaw and crispy fries... memorable and something different.

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1 Thank Sarah E
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Sarah E 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 look forward to welcoming you again at Rick’s Cafe in the near future. Per & Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with good food, this is one to visit, with the look and feel of Casablanca once inside. We ate twice here while in Cape Town since it was walking distance from our guest house, plus it was recommended to us by hostess.The food was an eclectic mix of North African specialties like... More 

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear NaomiCT 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. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the Margarita. We make all our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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, 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
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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