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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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“tagine” (43 reviews)
“tapas” (37 reviews)
“burger” (60 reviews)
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Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Our first time in SA. This was the nearest restaurant/bar to our B&B (Tintagel guest house) and was recommended by our hosts. Turned out to be an excellent recommendation. Good food at reasonable prices, very good beer and nice wine. We enjoyed it so much...More

2  Thank Brecon123
Reviewed 3 January 2012

If you want to be among a trendy crowd then this is a spot you'll enjoy. Go for the rooftop area where you have a view of Signal Hill and enjoy some tapas together. A fab way to spend an evening with friends.

Thank kalaharigal
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I have been to Rick's on many occasions and I have never left without thoroughly enjoying the experience and the food. It's one of my favourite places to take visitors to Cape Town and they have all had a great time. Try the lamb or...More

1  Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 31 December 2011

although i find the food good, although fairly average, the decor and atmosphere at Ricks is lovely. it's great for drinks and/or dinner.

Thank Louise213
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Great burgers and other American 'delicacies' done well. Fun place

Thank bluejayinsa
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Good atmosphere and food and on walking distance. Great plates and what a menu, they can almost prepare verything, from burgers to fish, from little starters to big events.

Thank peng4711
Reviewed 7 December 2011

After watching Gordon Ramsay's "Best Restaurant" competition last week (the Moroccan segment), I was itching for some North African cuisine. I searched online for Moroccan restaurants in Cape Town and the pickings were slim. I noticed Rick's Cafe and realised that I had been to...More

1  Thank ShoutItAllOut
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
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Restaurant Details

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