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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)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
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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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11 - 20 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2017

I dont often visit Ricks Cafe but when I do im always pleased, Food is always good. Staff friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great definitely the perfect place for some romance ,girls night out or boys night out.More

Thank chanellelorenlee2017
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear chanellelorenlee2017 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that we were always be able to satisfy you with our food and service. I will share your kind review with the service & kitchen...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Rick's on a busy Friday evening but was greeted with a wonderful welcome and atmosphere. Terrific drinks menu followed by great service from behind the bar. Did not have food so cannot comment on that, other than say it looked wonderful. During our...More

1  Thank Maria F
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Maria F. Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Bar service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

First of all, the waiters : they are all top, very friendly and they care about all our specific demands. .we were there with our 15 months baby and they all played with her, tried to get her attention, well thank you all for making...More

1  Thank Romain R
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Romain 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 Dinner at Rick's Cafe Americain. Your comments on the service and the quality of your food is most...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

I eat at Rick's often and I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. The venue is beautifully and tastefully decorated, it has a great deck upstairs for summer and a marvelous fire place downstairs for winter. The food is delicious...More

1  Thank MiaBN
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear MiaBN Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you do enjoy our Food and service, and that you always have a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

menu indicated 50ml servings for fortified wines (double shot) namely 50ml as is expected; 2 X 50ml shot ruby port ordered from barman at barx 2 x 25ml shot ruby port served by barman #1 when barman #2 questioned he insists that we have actually...More

Thank cwcalitz
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Coenraad I'm disturbed reading your mail /review which you also now posted on TripAdvisor. This all sounded more like Faulty Towers than of Rick’s Café, and it’s no excuse that yesterday was a real “black Thursday” for us with 2 senior Bar staff members...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We visited Ricks at 11am on a Monday morning and had a great experience. The staff were excellent, the tapas we had were amazing and the atmosphere with the cosy fireplace was truly amazing.Although we were there early ( around 11h30) on a Monday morning...More

Thank Brendan S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Brendan S. Thank you for choosing our Restaurant for your early luncheon 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 for Dinner at...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Has a nice big space inside and some patio room as well. Service was pretty good. Bathrooms are ok. Food was pretty good. We got a bunch of tajines and they were fairly good. Beetroot salad is a good choice. They have an extensive alcohol...More

1  Thank glowbe_trottah
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear glowbe_trottah Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food and service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Because of my housemates birthday, we decided to go out for dinner. When we arrived at Rick's, they could not find our reservation, when we checked, we found out we made the reservation for Friday in stead of Thursday. We were really disappointed because we...More

1  Thank Janna P
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Janna P Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review (our #500th) on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that we could be able to accommodate you for your housemates birthday party. I will share your kind review with Lexy the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We enjoyed our evening meal here. We shared a very interesting moroccan style salad and the main course was very good. I had a Kofta burger (lamb burger) with Veg (no starch) and my wife had an Aubergine dish which she enjoyed, They advertise that...More

Thank Za_J1
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Dear ZA_J1 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your dinner experience. We are so sorry that the “open door“ negatively affected your dining experience at our restaurant. Regarding The Banting: We used to serve Tim Noakes...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Excellent food, full of flavour - can highly recommend the West Coast Sole and Lamb Shank. Service was very good and the whole ambience was warm and cosy. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Cape Town.More

1  Thank anitar978
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear anitar978 Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food and service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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