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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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Vancouver
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited on a very busy February 25 th at 8:30 pm without a reservation, so hence the bar table which was fine. Drinks and dinner arrived and we then realized everyone around us was smoking. We thought SA only allowed outdoor smoking or designated areas. Our Springbok Tangene and house burger were excellent, but ruined by the smoke. Service... More 

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

Dear HaroldandSusan Thanks for reviewing us on Trip adviser. I read with dismay that you didn't have a great time at our Restaurant and decided to give us only an “average” rating. But we are very happy that you rated the food and the service with excellent. Unfortunately you did not make a reservation on this very busy Friday night... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

1st time with friends at Rick's Cafe. It was a beautiful Friday evening in Cape Town with no wind... We sat inside as the tables outside were full and then moved outside when a table became available, as it became too hot inside. The vibe and food were great! Just wish they had wall mounted fans inside and outside. It... More 

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

Dear Sheilameyer Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on TripAdviser. 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. I have already shared your comments about the food with the kitchen, its... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We only had the tapas platter which was fine and so I can't comment on the rest of the food. All I can say is my family will not be back. Our waiter was so unfriendly and borderline rude that we were very put off and decided not to stay to order more. It looks like there is some lovely... More 

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Thank wendylauren64
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Lauren We do appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. Unfortunately, your review does not give us any details about the date of your dinner nor the name of waiter. We searched through our bills and dockets from the last 2 weeks and could not find any table... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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476 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

As many others have said, this is a great restaurant in an eclectically furnished old mansion. We started with drinks on the rooftop, which was pleasant although it was rather windy and we went downstairs for dinner. Huge portions and very nicely prepared, tasty food. The burgers were outstanding, as was the daily special of tenderloin of beef with mushroom... More 

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

Dear Savvy_ Dave 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 (Beef fillet specials and our burgers) and that you appreciated the friendly service. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team. Let me... More 

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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

1st time visit and it won't be the last. Great selection of beers & wine. Great service and with a large group the food was on time. The food is great , Burgers and Steaks were awesome. Wife had the fish which she said was the best ever. Tagines were too die for. Prices are not bad but not the... More 

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Thank 619jedb
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear 619jedb thank you so much for taking the time to review our Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you did appreciate our great Beverage selection, as well that you, your wife and your friends enjoyed the food from Burgers, Steaks to fish to Tajines. Yes, unfortunately the parking may be a problem on some nights, therefore we... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were great as was the atmosphere but the 'double' gins the waiter upsold us were definitely not doubles and it had loads of mint in it! Why would anyone put mint in gin and tonic? Also tried to charge for a bottle of wine when I only had a 250ml carafe. Wouldn't go again because so... More 

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

Dear..?? Thank you so much for your feedback. But we are very happy that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere of my restaurant. Please can you be so kind and forward us the date of your dinner and maybe the name of the waiter or just a copy of your bill?? This would help us to identify the staff member... More 

york
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We go here every time we visit CT and the standards have never dropped. The portions are large but very tasty, the atmosphere is buzzy, we liked it so much we went twice!

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1 Thank kate234
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear kate234 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 we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team. All the best and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Been here twice. Food tastes great and the staff is always nice, honest and helpful. Great vibe. If your in Cape Town for a short while it's a must to go to this place. Order some fish (west coast sole) or Tajines.

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

Dear Willem D Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you had a great time at Rick's. We hope we can welcome you soon again. Per & Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

frequent this restaurant everytime i am down in CT. Great atmosphere and lovely sitting up on the roof for sunset drinks. great view on the mountain. love the ostrich burgers!

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

Dear Wendyglenmurry 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 sunset drinks and Burgers at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of Ostrich Burger is most gratifying and will be shared with the Kitchen team. Hope to welcoming you again next time when... More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A great vibe and atmosphere. The staff were friendly and trying to be helpful - but it was very busy and they were pretty stretched, but where isn't during the holiday season? It's a casual dining experience but sometimes that's just what you want - no pomp and circumstance. The food was very good. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate... More 

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

Dear MrsSumaridge thank you so much for taking the time to review our Restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's and hope to welcome you soon again. kind regards Per & Team 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
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, 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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