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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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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (42 reviews)
“tapas platter” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (43 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
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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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41 - 50 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Fab food (tapas). Even better cocktails. Great character house turned into a restaurant. A Moroccan feel to the furnishings. Of all the gin joints.... Definitely choose this place! We loved it.

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

Dear arbourstone, thank you so much for your brief but great review of our Restaurant. Looking forward welcoming you again on your next visit to the mother city.. cheers Per & Team

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Walked around this trendy area and settled on this restaurant. We were met at the door by an exotic young woman who set us briefly at the bar before she found a seat for us. The waiter suggested a terrific wine. Great wine list. My...More

1  Thank sandylq
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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 am very happy that the problem with...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Walked down from Table Mountain around noon and passed this place in a shady side street. Realised we were a bit hungry and not a little thirsty so agreed to give it a try. Took a table outside and walloped a quick lager before agreeing...More

1  Thank Mike F
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear Mike F 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...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our first evening in Cape Town and this restaurant was booked for us by our hotel. Lovely food and wine, we ate Kingclip and chicken tagine. The only negative thing I would say is that the tagine dish stated that it was made with strips...More

1  Thank Caroline T
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Caroline T Thank you so much for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food Let me apologize for the misunderstanding about the Chicken Tajine. It says in the...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visiting Ricks for the first time was really amazing, there will be a next time. The food and service was great!! The Burgers was OMW value for money. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Thank you for the great experience !!More

1  Thank chanellelorenlee2017
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear chanellelorenlee2017 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 try very hard to provide a truly unique dining experience to our guests,...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited on a very busy February 25 th at 8:30 pm without a reservation, so hence the bar table which was fine. Drinks and dinner arrived and we then realized everyone around us was smoking. We thought SA only allowed outdoor smoking or designated...More

Thank HaroldandSusan
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear HaroldandSusan Thanks for reviewing us on Trip adviser. I read with dismay that you didn't have a great time at our Restaurant and decided to give us only an “average” rating. But we are very happy that you rated the food and the service...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

1st time with friends at Rick's Cafe. It was a beautiful Friday evening in Cape Town with no wind... We sat inside as the tables outside were full and then moved outside when a table became available, as it became too hot inside. The vibe...More

1  Thank Sheilameyer
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Sheilameyer Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on TripAdviser. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. We try very hard to provide a truly unique dining experience to...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

We only had the tapas platter which was fine and so I can't comment on the rest of the food. All I can say is my family will not be back. Our waiter was so unfriendly and borderline rude that we were very put off...More

Thank wendylauren64
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear Wendy Lauren We do appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. Unfortunately, your review does not give us any details about the date of your dinner nor the name of waiter. We searched through...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

As many others have said, this is a great restaurant in an eclectically furnished old mansion. We started with drinks on the rooftop, which was pleasant although it was rather windy and we went downstairs for dinner. Huge portions and very nicely prepared, tasty food....More

Thank savvy_dave
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Dear Savvy_ Dave Thank you so much for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food (Beef fillet specials and our burgers) and that you appreciated the friendly service. Rest...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

1st time visit and it won't be the last. Great selection of beers & wine. Great service and with a large group the food was on time. The food is great , Burgers and Steaks were awesome. Wife had the fish which she said was...More

Thank 619jedb
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Dear 619jedb thank you so much for taking the time to review our Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you did appreciate our great Beverage selection, as well that you, your wife and your friends enjoyed the food from Burgers, Steaks to fish...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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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