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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (42 reviews)
“tapas platter” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (43 reviews)
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Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
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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"
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401 - 410 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 20 January 2012

Nice restaurant, food was good not amazing. Good ambiance, nice and packed with relaxed locals.

Thank Mamsterdam
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Fantastic Vibe, friendly staff, great beer selection, nice roof top bar

3  Thank dongolahouse
Reviewed 18 January 2012

I have been visiting Cape Town for years and a visit at Rick's Cafe is a must. Great on both good and cold weather. It is a very cosy restaurant with a fire place and also has a terrace area overlooking Lion's Head. Great food...More

1  Thank Djaafar E
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Fun atmosphere, especially in winter. Dark and vibey - great for a drink. Would be a favourite local restaurant if the prices were 20% cheaper!

Thank RosscoCapeTown
Reviewed 18 January 2012

You cannot find something better regarding to atmosphere, price value,food...its one of the best in Cape Town

Thank Meifels
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Rick's is wonderful for just drinks or to hit a big hungry spot. In winter the interior is cosy and romantic, in summer the outside deck is a delight.

1  Thank Marli d
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Great vibe, great food, tucked away in a pretty part of Cape Town. Don't be concerned about the potential walk back to your car, it just means you can have that desert you've been thinking of ordering!

1  Thank PTCooper
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Food is great!! Service is great!! Lindt chocolate samoosas are phenomenal!!!Just a pity they won't fix the ladies toilet. We did bring it under the mangers attention and 4 days later is was still not working!!

1  Thank Uzzy01
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Well, if you have never been to Ricks you are missing the best value in CT. Great meals (lunch and supper), a large variety of beers and wines, and the host ...Per. Please take the time and pop in here..you will not regret it.

1  Thank Zappa1959
Reviewed 6 January 2012

nice vibe, chilled, pretty people, average pricing, yeah the place is nice.

Thank janajakkals
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • 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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