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Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar

2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (42 reviews)
“tapas platter” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (43 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town 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 442 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rick's Cafe certainly doesn't disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was good and they have a very extensive list of drinks. Do not expect a traditional American theme. They specialize in Moroccan food, with options for burgers and steaks as well. The restaurant is...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 - 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

We went there for lunch as it's conveniently located near our hotel and had some pretty good food. Not to expensive, good service and tasteful salads. We returned again a couple of days later for diner, but did not make reservations and eventually left as...More

Thank Axel R
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Axel 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited to Ricks where they specialize in Mexican Cuisine but they have a variety of other items on the menu. Not being adventurous I went for their lunch special which was excellently priced, prepared and served But it was not mexican it was...More

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

Dear Graeme Thank you for choosing our Mediterranean 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 Casablanca/North African dining experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I frequent Rick's every time we visit Cape Town. If we lived here we would be regulars for sure! Parking can be a nightmare as it usually is in the CBD of any city. However there is a small mall just down...More

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

Dear Blue salad Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! We are very glad to hear that you visit us every time you are in Cape Town. Your great comments about the atmosphere, the food and service were...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been here in quite a while (not for any reason other than there are so many new places opening all the time) and decided to take friends here as they have never been. If anything the ambience, service and food have improved since...More

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

Dear Lynton C Thank you very much for taking the time writing such a great review on Trip advisor. Your comments on the quality of the food and service is most gratifying and was shared with the Kitchen and service staff. We are very happy...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I would like to give a huge thank you to the staff of Rick's for making my party on the 30th September extra special with your great food and fantastic service. A special mention to Robert who was so helpful and, of course, Lewis the...More

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

Dear Lisa Stev Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that we were chosen to host your party. I will share your kind review with Robert the managers, with Louis and as well with...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Called Rock's last night around 7:30 pm to make a booking. They said they'd have a table for 6 at 8:30 pm. Arrived early at 8 pm. The staff were lovely and as our table was not ready, they gave us a high table and...More

Thank Hermine N N
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Hermine Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor of my "Strange kind of place", We do appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. The perceived rudeness of my Hostess is unacceptable and I...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Decided on the spur of the moment to grab something to eat at Ricks. I got there at probably one of the more quieter times. The staff were friendly, and accommodating and very knowleagable on the menu and drinks. Glad I came during happy hour!...More

Thank nathanstitus
Reviewed 24 September 2017

20 hour trip from NYC....not ready to experiment with African cuisine. A 3 minute walk from Protea Fire and Ice ( Marriott) . The reception was warm given we had no reservations. Their only request was that we would relinquish our table in 3 hours....More

Thank Rob S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Rob S Thank you very much for taking the time writing such a great review on Trip advisor. Your comments on the quality of the food and service is most gratifying and was shared with the Kitchen and especially with Princess. We hope 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town>  > 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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