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Rick's Cafe Americain Restaurant

2 Park Road, 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” (41 reviews)
“tapas” (36 reviews)
“burger” (56 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

menu indicated 50ml servings for fortified wines (double shot) namely 50ml as is expected; 2 X 50ml shot ruby port ordered from barman at barx 2 x 25ml shot ruby port served by barman #1 when barman #2 questioned he insists that we have actually...More

1  Thank cwcalitz
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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, 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

We visited Ricks at 11am on a Monday morning and had a great experience. The staff were excellent, the tapas we had were amazing and the atmosphere with the cosy fireplace was truly amazing.Although we were there early ( around 11h30) on a Monday morning...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Has a nice big space inside and some patio room as well. Service was pretty good. Bathrooms are ok. Food was pretty good. We got a bunch of tajines and they were fairly good. Beetroot salad is a good choice. They have an extensive alcohol...More

1  Thank glowbe_trottah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of my housemates birthday, we decided to go out for dinner. When we arrived at Rick's, they could not find our reservation, when we checked, we found out we made the reservation for Friday in stead of Thursday. We were really disappointed because we...More

1  Thank Janna P
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Janna P Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review (our #500th) on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that we could be able to accommodate you for your housemates birthday party. I will share your kind review with Lexy the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our evening meal here. We shared a very interesting moroccan style salad and the main course was very good. I had a Kofta burger (lamb burger) with Veg (no starch) and my wife had an Aubergine dish which she enjoyed, They advertise that...More

Thank Za_J1
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ZA_J1 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your dinner experience. We are so sorry that the “open door“ negatively affected your dining experience at our restaurant. Regarding The Banting: We used to serve Tim Noakes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, full of flavour - can highly recommend the West Coast Sole and Lamb Shank. Service was very good and the whole ambience was warm and cosy. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Cape Town.More

1  Thank anitar978
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear anitar978 Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food and service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the privilege of having my 30th birthday at Ricks and don't regret the choice of venue for a second. From making the booking, to the vast selection of drinks and the amazing burgers it was overall an great experience. I will definitely be...More

1  Thank Jaco B
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jaco B 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. It makes us very happy that we could make your special day a little bit more special. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away right off of Kloof Street, Rick's Cafe Americain was such an amazing find. Their burgers are huge and to die for and the service is amazing. They even have vegetarian options, which made it relatively easy for our vegetarian friends. We came with...More

1  Thank Jawwnie
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jawwnie Thank you very much for taking the time writing a review on Trip advisor. It was a pleasure to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your Birthday dinner at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of Burger and Cheesecake is most gratifying and will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am coming there quite often - I am living close by actually - but I would say that is a very great restaurant / bar! The menu is very good for drinks or food! As a vegetarian, I highly recommand their gnocchis ! I...More

1  Thank Snucky18
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Snucky18 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....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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