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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%
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“tapas” (36 reviews)
“burger” (58 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

Rick's has been crafted to bring you comfort and an easy elegance with no pretensions. The food is consistently excellent, fresh, tasty and well presented. Service is bright and sharp. Great places attract good people and I certainly me some fine folks there. Bravo !...More

2  Thank Kingsley P
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Good food and the place is always packed! Relaxed with good local crowd.

2  Thank Gerald_1_11
Reviewed 14 November 2011

good ostrich burgers and free wifi, can't go wrong for a bite to eat or juat hang out here

2  Thank Erik G
Reviewed 11 November 2011

We went to Ricks last night after Fat Cactus down the road was full. We had an amazing time. Amazingly for Cape Town they could fit us (a table of 6) in at 830pm with no reservation. Everything from the food, wine and service exceeded...More

1  Thank LisaMEngelbrecht
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Morrocan interiors with a Morrocan themed menu. Ricks is a great restaurant with an eclectic mix of Northern and Southern African dishes. Portions are generous, the wine menu offers a fair degree of choice and the value is good. We have eaten here four times...More

Thank JMW72
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We ate at Rick's On Sept 17 after walking the neighborhood and looking at menus. We were seated right away. Our server told us they are known for burgers. My husband ordered the BMB Ostrich Burger with Bacon, Mushroom, Brie and Arugula (or as they...More

Thank keyscops
Reviewed 25 September 2011

We had a drink in Rick's one night and then full dinner another night of our holiday. It is a really great restaurant, good value and great variety on the menu. Seafood dishes were excellent!

Thank andreampearson
Reviewed 29 July 2011

great relaxed atmosphere. food is varied and can be paired with nice wines and a variety of beers - also draft! small groups of friends, sitting in front of the fireplace makes you feel at home and want to linger longer!

1  Thank dafnenienhuys
Reviewed 1 July 2011

I had a great afternoon and evening at Rick's : the atmosphere, fireplaces - great food & friendly service were impressive ! Lots of locals and nice people around...no need to say more. i will recommend this to my friends and any visitors to Cape...More

1  Thank wibo70
Reviewed 15 June 2011

I would like to express our gratitude for a highly delightful evening at Rick's Cafe. I cannot imagine making any better choice of venue. From the moment I walked in the door to make the arrangements for the evening I felt nothing but a genuine...More

3  Thank Petkyte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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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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