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Rick's Cafe Americain Restaurant

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City Bowl
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2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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11:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Wifi! A whole bunch of vegetarian options. Good vibes from all the staff and all over the gdamn place. Djas smoking places, plugpoints everythaaang. Come here!

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

Dear Andy S Thank you for sharing your Great review on TripAdvisor. It is very motivating for all of us to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Ricks Cafe. Hope to welcome you soon again Kind regards Per & Team , More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I recommend Ricks to anyone looking for a tasty meal or a unique drink. The atmosphere is built around creating the feeling that you are in Casablanca. It's in what feels like an old house, and I love the candle lit rooms, velvet chairs, massive downstairs bar, relaxing upstairs lounge and rooftop deck. The menu is varied and the food... More 

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

Dear LaViajeraRubia Thank you very much for writing a review on Trip advisor. It was certainly a pleasure to read that you thoroughly enjoy your time at Rick's. Your comments on the decor and quality of food are most gratifying and will be shared with the team, as there is nothing more motivating than costumers who take the time to... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived late at night for desert and drinks on a quiet midweek evening. As designated survivor (driver) I had to glance at the alcohol free stuff and had a 70% dark chocolat drink that arrived as a steaming glass of milk with foam and a slab of Lindt to dissolve as per taste. Yummy. Also managed the cheese cake which... More 

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

Dear PeterJozef 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 at Rick's and hope to be able to welcome you soon again maybe for a real meal... Have a great Day Kind regards Per & Team More 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable evening- very good burgers- some nice touches - great wines, and cocktails. Very friendly waiting staff

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1 Thank annb2012
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear annb2012 Thank you very much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcoming you soon again kind regards Per & Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I live up the road from Ricks Cafe and it is a firm favourite for over a decade - consistently good food and service. Last night I was dissapointed - while the burgers wowed my companions, other dishes failed to impress: the cheese phyllo triangles we ordered for the table were soggy and lacking Moroccan flavour/spice, the bitterballed were good.... More 

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

Dear inxvdh Thank you for sharing your review on Trip-advisor. As a regular Customer of Ricks Café for over one decade, as you wrote, I’m sorry to hear that you had a one off bad experience with the Lamb Tajine. I can assure you that we do use always the same recipe and the same amount of our homemade Ras... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had dinner at rick's and it was great. The service was excellent, the food great and the atmosphere one of a kind. The waiter (and his trainee helper) were awesome, suggesting the food and the wine to match. A must do when you are in Cape Town.

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

Dear wanderwomantravels Thank you for sharing your Great review on TripAdvisor. It is very motivating for all of us to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Ricks Cafe. Hope to welcome you soon again Kind regards Per & Team , More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I started off by sitting out side eating the most delicious Bogart Burger, great presentation and flavor, delicious frit The waiter from the Congo was very efficient and we had a good chat. After that I went inside to sit at the bar and was blown over by the choice of Beer. I am from Bavaria originally and love my... More 

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

Dear Marc Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor Hope to welcoming you soon again Per & Team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are here after huge recommendation from our boutique hotel. Very disappointing experience. We ordered a burger and requested it to be well done. When it arrived at our table, the burger was clearly still raw. The waiter agreed. The burger was sent back and a new one was cooked, supposedly to our specification. When it arrived at the table... More 

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

Dear NNSideris I must wholeheartedly apologize for your first burger been served underdone. As we employ humans to cook the food mistakes do unfortunately happen, but yes it shouldn’t..therefore we have to unreservedly apologize. I have already spoken to my chefs, that this hopefully never happened again. We did immediately make you a brand-new second burger to your specification which... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The atmosphere and service are great. Nice terrasse for summer time to enjoy cocktails ;) The menu offers a wide range of food, meat lovers and vegetarians will be both pleased.

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

Dear Luscie Thank you so much for your great review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's. We are looking forward welcoming you soon again. kind regards Per & Team More 

Durban, South Africa
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Cosy restaurant with lovely decor and cool ambience. Lovely place to chill with mates. Friendly service and good food. Nice menu offering a different style of cuisine. Really enjoyed our visit.

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

Dear GfamilyDS It's great that you enjoyed your visit at Rick's Cafe and that you took the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind regards per & team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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