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Rick's Cafe Americain

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” (43 reviews)
“tapas platter” (17 reviews)
“burgers” (44 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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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 456 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I had a simple chicken ceasar salad, but it was AMAZING! I don't know whether it was the dressing or the toppings on the salad, but it was really, really tasty. Family had burgers and also raved about them. Most food is Moroccan and looked...More

1  Thank Gretchen M
Restaurant's Favourite
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

3  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 via mobile

Popped in early afternoon and we ended up ordering the tapas platter to share. Perfect choice for lounging around on the outside veranda and having an ice cold beer. The platter offering was generous with the Moroccan style tapas on offer. I was amazed to...More

Thank WCPT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommened by the Tintagel guest house we ate at Ricks each evening ,there is a great choise on the menu , its not expensive and the food is plentyful and very tastie , the drinks are not expensive but again there is plenty of choise,...More

1  Thank Andlyn50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner! Our waiter Charles was really great making us feel so welcome. The food was also awesome!

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank gibbinspm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, the staff was friendly and the ambiance was very creative. The restaurant is based upon the movie Casablanca, but one could probably not develop a place further away in Africa from the place portrayed in the movie. That is perhaps the...More

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

Dear POSHtravelier 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 to provide a truly unique "Casablanca" dining experience to our guests. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I have always been a fan of Rick's. Been many times. There are more and more burger joints in Cape Town. I had not had a burger at Rick's for a while and so tried one again. Bad idea! Their signature burger is a...More

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

Dear Capie_Tours Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed the service 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 4 weeks ago

We arrived early, hence all the warnings about a 45 minute wait and struggling to find parking nearby. No hassles at all. Amazing ambience, fantastic company and food. Massive portions, neither of us could finish our meals. We had the Traditional cheese beef burger, and...More

2  Thank JanineWesternCape
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our concierge recommended this restaurant and booked a table (very popular place so be sure to make a reservation). We requested to be moved deeper into the restaurant as we were initially going to be seated very close to the front door. Our ground floor...More

1  Thank LJtravelertexas
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear LJtravelertexas 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 to provide a truly unique "Casablanca" dining experience to our guests. We...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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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