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Rick's Cafe Americain Restaurant

2 Park Road, 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” (37 reviews)
“burger” (60 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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...More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

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...More

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!More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

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...More

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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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

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

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!More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

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...More

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 -...More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

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

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...More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

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...More

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,...More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

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...More

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.More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

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...More

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.More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

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...More

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...More

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

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...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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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