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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%
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food offering remains good, as is the quality. a half filled restaurant on the night we visited tells another story. meals have become very expensive. ie. lamb shank, on special at R198.!! We will not go back.More

Thank rrustler
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear rrustler Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments about the good quality of the food and the selection. Unfortunately, your reasoning about our half full restaurant on a Monday night escapes us, as to your assumption that we are...More

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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 1 week ago

What a great find. Tucked away in a side street, not sure we'd have come across it ourselves but went with reviews on here and jumped in an Uber! Fab restaurant with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. We hadn't booked so had a...More

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

Dear ClaireBW 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After struggling through Casablanca looking for Rick's as in the movie (or a facsimile thereof) and strangely not finding one, I finally found it in Cape Town. Nothing like the movie but well decorated and with a nod toward the forties. No piano player though....More

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

Dear Michael L. Thank you very much for writing a review on Trip advisor. It was certainly a pleasure to read that you thoroughly enjoy your time at Rick's and that you finally found us..."of all the gin joints in all the towns in all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dont often visit Ricks Cafe but when I do im always pleased, Food is always good. Staff friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great definitely the perfect place for some romance ,girls night out or boys night out.More

Thank chanellelorenlee2017
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear chanellelorenlee2017 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that we were always be able to satisfy you with our food and service. I will share your kind review with the service & kitchen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Rick's on a busy Friday evening but was greeted with a wonderful welcome and atmosphere. Terrific drinks menu followed by great service from behind the bar. Did not have food so cannot comment on that, other than say it looked wonderful. During our...More

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

Dear Maria F. 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 Bar service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the waiters : they are all top, very friendly and they care about all our specific demands. .we were there with our 15 months baby and they all played with her, tried to get her attention, well thank you all for making...More

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

Dear Romain 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 Dinner at Rick's Cafe Americain. Your comments on the service and the quality of your food is most...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

I eat at Rick's often and I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. The venue is beautifully and tastefully decorated, it has a great deck upstairs for summer and a marvelous fire place downstairs for winter. The food is delicious...More

1  Thank MiaBN
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MiaBN 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 do enjoy our Food and service, and that you always have a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

Thank cwcalitz
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Coenraad I'm disturbed reading your mail /review which you also now posted on TripAdvisor. This all sounded more like Faulty Towers than of Rick’s Café, and it’s no excuse that yesterday was a real “black Thursday” for us with 2 senior Bar staff members...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Brendan S. Thank you for choosing our Restaurant for your early luncheon 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 for Dinner at...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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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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