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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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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
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Nimes, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

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 love them! And if you are just going for a drink, they are making a... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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228 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
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 

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1 Thank Marius P
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal & time with friends at Rick's. As a starter: the empanadas and as a main the Lamb burger: both very very good. A bottle of Meerlust chardonnay (well priced, actually cheap in comparison to other places) to "wash" it down. Nice and friendly service. I can recommend this cafe - restaurant to anyone if you like... More 

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

Dear Wibo 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 

Southfield, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome thematic restaurant in honor of Casablanca the movie! The food was delicious and though our first and only visit we couldnt try everything on the menu. We had the tapas food and would recommend the Turkish Ravioli, Morrocan Chicken and the Turkish Kabob! Delicious!!! They are very friendly and share the wifi information for those who are challenged by... More 

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

Dear vedicxtacy 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 

Bern, Switzerland
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259 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear NovaOrbis I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time and food at Rick's and hope to be able to welcome you soon again. Kind regards Per & Team More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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 12 April 2017

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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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 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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 

Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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