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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 - 02:00
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Cape Town
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and food made with care. Delicious! The rooibos smoked pork neck in hoisin burger with coleslaw and crispy fries... memorable and something different.

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1 Thank Sarah E
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Sarah E 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. Per & Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with good food, this is one to visit, with the look and feel of Casablanca once inside. We ate twice here while in Cape Town since it was walking distance from our guest house, plus it was recommended to us by hostess.The food was an eclectic mix of North African specialties like... More 

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

Dear NaomiCT 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. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the Margarita. We make all our... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Initially, this place was difficult to find. Situated in a side street and not well advertised on the outside of the establishment, plus the fact that there are trees shading the building during the day. This is an old house which has been converted into a restaurant. Very quaint inside, but it is very dark, with an abundance of wood... More 

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1 Thank kevincY9111AX
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear kevincY9111AX 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, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Just off Kloof, this lovely café provides you with an unique opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of Kloof, without having to face the crowds. I had an egg plant and lentil tagine which was quite tasty. They are a bit in the expensive side, be sure nit to miss their happy hour!

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1 Thank eleneb2017
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Eleneb2017 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 More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Enjoyed a few night caps here and our last drink in Cape Town before coming home. The bar has a great atmosphere and whilst we never ate there the food was obviously popular with the locals. Good quality wine list and great cocktail list, plus attentive and excellent service. Great place to escape to from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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3 Thank NavidS269
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear NavidS269 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor about our Restaurant. We are more than happy that you enjoyed all aspects of our Restaurant, from food to service. It's very motivating to get a notice of appreciation from our guests. Looking forward welcoming you soon again kind regards Per & Team More 

Calgary, Canada
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159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Fab food (tapas). Even better cocktails. Great character house turned into a restaurant. A Moroccan feel to the furnishings. Of all the gin joints.... Definitely choose this place! We loved it.

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

Dear arbourstone, thank you so much for your brief but great review of our Restaurant. Looking forward welcoming you again on your next visit to the mother city.. cheers Per & Team More 

Kansas
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Walked around this trendy area and settled on this restaurant. We were met at the door by an exotic young woman who set us briefly at the bar before she found a seat for us. The waiter suggested a terrific wine. Great wine list. My husband ordered grilled sole which was delicious with great salad and delicious veggies. I ordered... More 

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

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 am very happy that the problem with your fish and chips was sorted out immediately. I hope we can welcome you soon... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Walked down from Table Mountain around noon and passed this place in a shady side street. Realised we were a bit hungry and not a little thirsty so agreed to give it a try. Took a table outside and walloped a quick lager before agreeing to try the 'specials'.. I had the fish cakes and the boss plumped for a... More 

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1 Thank Mike F
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Mike F 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 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our first evening in Cape Town and this restaurant was booked for us by our hotel. Lovely food and wine, we ate Kingclip and chicken tagine. The only negative thing I would say is that the tagine dish stated that it was made with strips of chicken when in fact it was half a chicken with a lot of bone... More 

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1 Thank Caroline T
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Caroline T 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 Let me apologize for the misunderstanding about the Chicken Tajine. It says in the Menu Chicken pieces as at is 1/2 a chicken per portion and cut into pieces.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visiting Ricks for the first time was really amazing, there will be a next time. The food and service was great!! The Burgers was OMW value for money. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Thank you for the great experience !!

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1 Thank chanellelorenlee2017
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear chanellelorenlee2017 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, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward... 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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