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Rick's Cafe Americain Restaurant

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City Bowl
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2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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11:00 - 02:00
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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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Thank Andrewjjlane
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 3 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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Thank GoldcoastKat
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 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Sat in the roof bar where there were plenty of heaters to keep you warm. The service was excellent the vibe was great and the food to match. Parking around Kloof is a problem. Next time we will definitely Uber. Will definitely visit again

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

Dear Graig Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review at trip advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's. Looking forward welcoming you soon again Kind Regards per & Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for quick supper after work. Even though the restaurant very busy, the friendly hostess managed to find us a table. The restaurant is set in an old house! We ordered drinks and tapas and the most delicious salad- rolled cheese balls in pine nuts on top of thinly sliced beetroot, rocket with orange drizzle !... More 

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

Dear Linda Thank you very much for sharing your Rick's Cafe experience on Trip-advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed the food, (especially our Moroccan Beetroot and Goats cheese salad), the service, the welcome and the overall atmosphere at Rick's. It is always a pleasure to read a positive review as it works as a great motivational tool for... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The set up at Rick's Cafe is a chilled one. We went there for drinks in the evening, staff was friendly, variety of drinks with virgin cocktails. The food menu looked good even though we didn't eat off it. The vibe is lekker and I suggest it for a good time. We had a good time. They have blankets and... More 

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Thank Nkat3ko
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Nkat3ko Thank you for for taking the time reviewing us at Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed the Atmosphere, the service and drinks variety. We hope to see you soon again for Dinner or Lunch, or snacks for you to sample our food selection. kind regards Per & Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovely set up based on Casablanca. Tends to be a little cramped for space once it fills. Food average & service average too. Wines expensive and you cannot bring your own. House wine is absolute disgrace. Won't be going back I a hurry.

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Thank craig16042015
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Craig Regarding our “Don’t bring your own policy”. Selling food and beverage is our sole business, therefore we do not allow guests to bring their own Food or beverages. This is our policy since opening 11 years ago as we carry over 500 beverage items for your enjoyment. Our Award winning wine list consists of over 140 wines and... More 

Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant for that hustling, bustling, vibey atmosphere. It was our fourth visit and Rick's never disappoints. Had a great waiter this time around, very professional and there when he needed him but not OTT. Food is always a treat - their chilli poppers "pop" and their lime chicken kebabs are heaven! For vegetarians (or anybody else!) the red... More 

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

Dear Denise 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 on the service and quality of food are most gratifying and will be shared with all the team, as there is nothing more... More 

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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great ambience in this bustling restaurant. Two families of four (kids 14 and 16) travelling. As busy as it was, our table for eight on the roof-top was made available very quickly. I had a falafel appetizer, one of my daughters had a hamburger, and my wife and second daughter shared a meal. Very good food, and a Very good... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. It's is always a pleasure reading a great constructive review as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed the food and the local Weissbier. I have to apologize for the inattentive service and I will make sure... 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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