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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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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
DETAILS
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Neighbourhood: City Bowl
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The atmosphere and service are great. Nice terrasse for summer time to enjoy cocktails ;) The menu offers a wide range of food, meat lovers and vegetarians will be both pleased.

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

Dear Luscie Thank you so much for your great review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's. We are looking forward welcoming you soon again. kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Cosy restaurant with lovely decor and cool ambience. Lovely place to chill with mates. Friendly service and good food. Nice menu offering a different style of cuisine. Really enjoyed our visit.

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

Dear GfamilyDS It's great that you enjoyed your visit at Rick's Cafe and that you took the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind regards per & team

Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends and I went here for dinner in Sept. The food, atmosphere was fantastic. We went early and it was quiet but it filled up quickly. I would definitely recommend this place but make a reservation. the food is really good and the prices...More

2  Thank Shona68
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Shona Thank you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. I already shared your review with the kitchen staff. There is nothing more motivating than a word of appreciation. Thank you again and see you hopefully soon again Per & Team

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Africa and loved it! The roof top bar was very alive and charming! Definitely a hot spot for people in their 30s looking for good food, drinks and atmosphere. Both our dishes were amaaazing! (Emu burger and...More

1  Thank BrennaSmith15
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear BrennaSmith Thank you so much for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Ostrich Burger & Chicken Burger,and your time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that we will take...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hi there I just wanted to say a special thank to the amazing manageress who helped me today. I called to ask if I could drop off a cake for a friend's birthday as a surprise because I wouldn't be there she happily said I...More

1  Thank Dinisha P
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

Dear Danisha P Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Rick's on Trip Advisor. I will share your complements with all staff. Thank you so much as reviews like yours are the highest form of motivation for all of...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding from walking in right until the end. Every single one of the staff greeted us and made us feel at home as we made our way to our table in the loft. Our waiter Gareth was put on the spot as we asked him...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review

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 about the service especially from Gareth and quality of our...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

A quick lunch after batteling the system for a visa to travel, landed us in Ricks Cafe Americain. The decor is very Moroccan in a very old Capetonian house with beautiful wooden floors and several areas for relaxing on low couches and big pillows ,...More

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

Dear Beth Jacobs Ferreira 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 are most gratifying and will be...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited Rick's Cafe at the evening and were four persons. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a good ambiance. Even though for us it was a little too dark inside. They offer a great variation of food and almost everything was good. What...More

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

Dear Tenhouse Thank you for taking the time writing to Trip adviser. We always appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. Yes, Rick's may be on the "darker side" as we try to use mainly...More

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.

Thank 4WornPassports
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

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.

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

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Restaurant Details

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