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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 - 01:00
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Cambridge
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends and I went here for dinner in Sept. The food, atmosphere was fantastic. We went early and it was quiet but it filled up quickly. I would definitely recommend this place but make a reservation. the food is really good and the prices are very reasonable.

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2 Thank Shona68
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

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

Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Africa and loved it! The roof top bar was very alive and charming! Definitely a hot spot for people in their 30s looking for good food, drinks and atmosphere. Both our dishes were amaaazing! (Emu burger and chicken skewers) At this time of year, it was a little chilly up there so... More 

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

Dear BrennaSmith 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 Ostrich Burger & Chicken Burger,and your time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team. All the best and see you soon... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hi there I just wanted to say a special thank to the amazing manageress who helped me today. I called to ask if I could drop off a cake for a friend's birthday as a surprise because I wouldn't be there she happily said I could drop it off. I got the cake and dropped off with her and she... More 

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

Dear Danisha P Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Rick's on Trip Advisor. I will share your complements with all staff. Thank you so much as reviews like yours are the highest form of motivation for all of us at Rick's Cafe. Looking forward seeing you soon again. kind regards Per & Rick's... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding from walking in right until the end. Every single one of the staff greeted us and made us feel at home as we made our way to our table in the loft. Our waiter Gareth was put on the spot as we asked him to recommend cocktails as well as what we should order off the menu. He was... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on trip Advisor. It was certainly a pleasure to read that you thoroughly enjoy your time at Rick's. Your comments about the service especially from Gareth and quality of our Cocktails and food are most gratifying and will be shared with all the team, as... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A quick lunch after batteling the system for a visa to travel, landed us in Ricks Cafe Americain. The decor is very Moroccan in a very old Capetonian house with beautiful wooden floors and several areas for relaxing on low couches and big pillows , colourfull bars, more formal tables and chairs for dining and then, best of all -... More 

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

Dear Beth Jacobs Ferreira 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... More 

Schweiz
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited Rick's Cafe at the evening and were four persons. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a good ambiance. Even though for us it was a little too dark inside. They offer a great variation of food and almost everything was good. What we didn't like so much were the mushrooms (which had a strange consistency) and the... More 

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

Dear Tenhouse Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. We always appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. Yes, Rick's may be on the "darker side" as we try to use mainly candles and dimmed lighting to create an atmosphere liked by many of our costumers... But... More 

Alabama
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant was a quick walk from our hotel. We arrived with a party of 8 during a busy time. They quickly found a table for us. We all ordered something different and no one was disappointed. It was a good value all around.

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

Dear 4Wornpassport Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Rick's on Trip Advisor. Looking forward seeing you soon again kind regards Per & team More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Such a really friendly atmosphere, really comfortable and warm. Loved the decor in the place, really matched the Victorian Style structure, and lots of cozy fireplaces. On the roof they have the most picturesque and spectacular views. Very impressed by the place.

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

Dear Andrew 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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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick visit to this quant 1940 themed venue. Loved the bright decor and friendly host. Enjoyed a cocktail on the rooftop with gorgeous mountain views, only had time for a quick tapas dish of meatballs and a berry mojito before we continued our exploring. Good idea to check their happy hour times for savings and I guess evenings... More 

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

Dear GoldcoastKat 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 especially the meatballs and Berry Mojito are most gratifying and will be shared with the team, as there is nothing more motivating than... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Found rics bar off kloof street enjoyed the surrounding and the service with Michael the waiter could not have been better smoking area if required inside restaurant no problems nice meal and cost wish they had places like this in Wales highly recommend

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

Dear Lynne Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's. Your comments on Michael are very much appreciated and he will be very proud when I show him the review. We wish you a great time in South Africa and hope to welcome... 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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
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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