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Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar

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” (38 reviews)
“burger” (61 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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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 - Restaurant and Bar
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 433 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We went primarily just for the name; who doesn't like the movie Casablanca? But the owner of Rick's gets the award for #1 Fan. We were expecting it to be more kitschy, but the ambiance proved quite pleasant, and we had an excellent experience. Our...More

Thank Jeremy S
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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 - Restaurant and Bar, 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

Some of the most amazing cocktails we have ever tasted, followed by delicious burgers. Such lovely decor and ambiance.More

Thank Lisa v
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lisa v Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. Your great comments about the Cocktails and Burgers were most appreciated. We try very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great, but service a little funky. While eating our appetizers we were "warned" (?) that our main meals would be coming. Rather than waiting for us to finish...we had to struggle to find places to move things or finish up our appetizer very...More

Thank XManNL
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time writing a review on TripAdvisor. Let us first apologize for the service on the evening as this was totally against our rules. We normally wait till the starter is finished and ask the guest if he is ready for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

meeting. we found ourselves to talk and drink a local drink and very nice and welcoming we had booked a table near the fireplace since the evening temperature certainly came back in summerMore

Thank ROBERTOBU
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RobertoBU 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 3 weeks ago

we walked in on a busy evening but they still found a place for us to sit upstairs. The food arrived very fast, and the menu holds several mouth-watering promises which were definitely kept with the choices we made. Very cozy as well as cosmopolitan...More

1  Thank Rebekka K
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rebekka K Thank you so much 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casablanca themed restaurant with amazing food the burgers are a must if you are hungry and we all had different dishes and from steak to tapas. Amazing evening and good service and very vibeyMore

Thank Fernando R
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fernando R 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 10 August 2017 we chose to celebrate my youngest son's marriage that morning & my late Dad's 102nd birthday at Rick's Café as this had been the venue for my son's first date with his lovely bride. Being an intimate group of only 7...More

Thank BigEd26
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear BigEd26 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 double celebration dinner at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of the food and service is most gratifying...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

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

Reviewed 3 August 2017

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 - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

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

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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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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 | 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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