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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I read some of the reviews here and I don't think I can add anything MORE positive about this establishment than the praises already sung. Wow this is an experience of Excellent Service, Excellent Food and Excellent Atmosphere. I will be back and can only advise anyone which is in the area to go and experience this!

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

Dear Fstate 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 

Helsinki
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had dinner here. The atmosphere is relaxed but the place was full and very busy. The service was fast and friendly, not that personal though, probably due to the busy times. The food was good, not great but OK. An OK choice for a relaxed, easy dinner.

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

Dear TeWe Thank you very much for sharing your Rick's Cafe experience on Trip-advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed the service and the overall atmosphere at Rick's. Please let us apologize for the only OK food, if you could let us know what you had for dinner would definitely help us to be able to look into it.... More 

Strand, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We decided to pop in for a quick drink and stayed longer due to good service and attentive waiters. Relaxed atmosphere on the outside roof deck. Wish we could have stayed for a meal this a more comprehensive review.

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

thank you for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure personal service and warm welcome for your next visit. All the best and see... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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227 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great atmosphere! Lamb Tanjine fabulous also all burgers are good! Replicated Rick's Café in Casablanca in Cape Town. Nice seating inside for the real Moroccan feel or sit on the deck upstairs or down stairs. Attention to detail. Good service.

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Thank DDR1234
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear DDR1234 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is much appreciated to get a small note of appreciation as this serves as a great motivator to all of us at Rick's Cafe. Thank you again and enjoy your time in Cape Town Per & Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, good ambiance and okay service. There's an outdoor patio upstairs that looked nice if the weather was good although the music was a bit loud. We sat outside on the front patio which was fine if you just want to be outside. The downstairs inside looked a bit cramped. I had the chicken tagine - really flavourful and... More 

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

Dear Spicybug Thank you for reviewing us at Trip Advisor. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance. Sorry for the loud music on the deck, my waiters tend to increase the volume of the music during the evening to balance the vibe. Oh yes downstairs can get quit cramped on some days , it... More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Perfect to start the Capetonian experience. We had delicious Tajine and Ostrich Burger with good craft beer. Relaxed athmosphere, always a pleasure!

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

Dear Falcaopedra 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 

Canggu, Indonesia
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This tucked away Moroccan styled restaurant and bar was a surprise and a good one to boot. The decor and ambience add to the dining experience, the service is very good and the food is great. One can have small dishes or a big meal and it is ideal for larger groups or small intimate nooks and tables for a... More 

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1 Thank safaripro2015
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Shafaripro2015 Thank you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. I already shared your review with the staff. There is nothing more motivating than a word of appreciation. Thank you again and see you hopefully soon again. Per & Team More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Rick's was enjoyable to say the least. The service is absolutely excellent! The cocktails are delicious and the food is outstanding! The effort to make each dish special is clearly seen in all of the dishes that we were served. I will not hesitate to visit again in the near future. It's hard to find a cozy... More 

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

Dear Raine S 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 time at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of food and the service are most gratifying and will be shared with the Kitchen and service team. Per & Rick's Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Avoid the downstairs area - way too cramped. Book for the upstairs balcony instead. Vibey Morrocan-inspired spot. Food is above average and they tend to get it right more often than not. Best suited for a fun dinner with friends.

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Thank danders212
Strand, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great drinks, good food and friendly staff. Rick's is my goto place whenever i'm in Capetown or Tamboerskloof vicinity. Excellent drinks and cocktail menu, very satisfying food menu with daily specials while the staff always makes you feel welcome.

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

Dear Alienstorme 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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, 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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