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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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  • 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
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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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21 - 30 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I had the privilege of having my 30th birthday at Ricks and don't regret the choice of venue for a second. From making the booking, to the vast selection of drinks and the amazing burgers it was overall an great experience. I will definitely be...More

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

Dear Jaco B Thank you so much for your kind words and that you took the time to share your Birthday experience at Rick's Cafe on Tripadvisor. It makes us very happy that we could make your special day a little bit more special. We...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Tucked away right off of Kloof Street, Rick's Cafe Americain was such an amazing find. Their burgers are huge and to die for and the service is amazing. They even have vegetarian options, which made it relatively easy for our vegetarian friends. We came with...More

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

Dear Jawwnie 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 Birthday dinner at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of Burger and Cheesecake is most gratifying and will...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

I am coming there quite often - I am living close by actually - but I would say that is a very great restaurant / bar! The menu is very good for drinks or food! As a vegetarian, I highly recommand their gnocchis ! I...More

1  Thank Snucky18
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Snucky18 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 1 May 2017

Had a great meal & time with friends at Rick's. As a starter: the empanadas and as a main the Lamb burger: both very very good. A bottle of Meerlust chardonnay (well priced, actually cheap in comparison to other places) to "wash" it down. Nice...More

1  Thank Wibo v
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Wibo 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 30 April 2017

Awesome thematic restaurant in honor of Casablanca the movie! The food was delicious and though our first and only visit we couldnt try everything on the menu. We had the tapas food and would recommend the Turkish Ravioli, Morrocan Chicken and the Turkish Kabob! Delicious!!!...More

2  Thank vedicxtacy
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear vedicxtacy 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...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Convivial and cosy atmosphere just off of Kloof St, super friendly staff and excellent burgers. We come back every time we are in Cape Town.More

1  Thank NovaOrbis
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear NovaOrbis 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...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Bit of a late review but I decided to have my birthday at Rick's towards the end of last year. The staff, food and vibe was amazing - everyone went out of their way to make it a special day. Definitely will be going back

Thank Riaad A
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Riaad A Thank you so much for your kind words and that you took the time to share your birthday experience at Rick's Cafe on Tripadvisor. We hope we can celebrate with you many more Birthdays. See you soon Per & Team

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We just walked in after reading about it on a list of the best Happy Hours in the city!!! They have an extensive menu for both food and drinks. The tapas are great and the cocktails were delicious. Also really loved the ambience. Our server...More

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

Dear kambeezy 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 have already congratulated Charlotte for...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were attracted by the advertisement of a rooftop bar but that turned out to be a disappointment. Not much of a view. But after a drink we ventured downstairs and had a great meal. The springbok tagine was very tasty and the cocktails great....More

Thank hols2go55
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear hols2go55 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on TripAdviser. We are sorry about the view from the deck, but when the Black South Easter blows, we have to close the drops sheets and this unfortunately...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

A place where you can be amongst locals. Nice food. Delicious hot spicy lamb, tough a bit too hot to air with wine. Good wine list. The only drawback is that there're far too many tables. Wonderful atmosphere.More

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

Dear Maria C 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...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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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