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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%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (43 reviews)
“tapas” (37 reviews)
“burger” (58 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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51 - 60 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great drinks, good food and friendly staff. Rick's is my goto place whenever i'm in Capetown or Tamboerskloof vicinity. Excellent drinks and cocktail menu, very satisfying food menu with daily specials while the staff always makes you feel welcome.

1  Thank alienstorme
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dear Alienstorme thank you so much for taking the time to review our Restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's and hope to welcome you soon again kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Used to be my go-to place for impromptu dinner. Loved the tapas platter. Recently - unsure why, food standard seems to have slipped. Platter was not it's usual quality and I listened to the waiter's suggestion and had what was sadly one of the worst...More

Thank deonredman
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Dear Deon Redman Thank you for taking the time writing a review on TripAdvisor. We always do appreciate constructive criticism from our customers as it helps us to improve the “Rick’s” experience for everybody. Rick’s is a rather small restaurant and we often get bookings...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Enjoyed delicious food and wide choice of dishes, warm atmosphere enhanced by the decor and friendly waiting staff. Visited twice mid week, busy both evenings, would recommend if you fancy something a little bit different

Thank Bedford_traveller
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Dear Bedford_Traveller I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's and hope to be able to welcome you soon again Kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Wifi! A whole bunch of vegetarian options. Good vibes from all the staff and all over the gdamn place. Djas smoking places, plugpoints everythaaang. Come here!

Thank Andy S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Dear Andy S Thank you for sharing your Great review on TripAdvisor. It is very motivating for all of us to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Ricks Cafe. Hope to welcome you soon again Kind regards Per & Team ,

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I recommend Ricks to anyone looking for a tasty meal or a unique drink. The atmosphere is built around creating the feeling that you are in Casablanca. It's in what feels like an old house, and I love the candle lit rooms, velvet chairs, massive...More

Thank LaViajeraRubia
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Dear LaViajeraRubia 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 shared with...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived late at night for desert and drinks on a quiet midweek evening. As designated survivor (driver) I had to glance at the alcohol free stuff and had a 70% dark chocolat drink that arrived as a steaming glass of milk with foam and a...More

Thank PeterJozef
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Dear PeterJozef I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rick's and hope to be able to welcome you soon again maybe for a real meal......More

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable evening- very good burgers- some nice touches - great wines, and cocktails. Very friendly waiting staff

1  Thank annb2012
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Dear annb2012 Thank you very much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcoming you soon again kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed 9 November 2016

I live up the road from Ricks Cafe and it is a firm favourite for over a decade - consistently good food and service. Last night I was dissapointed - while the burgers wowed my companions, other dishes failed to impress: the cheese phyllo triangles...More

Thank inxvdh
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Dear inxvdh Thank you for sharing your review on Trip-advisor. As a regular Customer of Ricks Café for over one decade, as you wrote, I’m sorry to hear that you had a one off bad experience with the Lamb Tajine. I can assure you that...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had dinner at rick's and it was great. The service was excellent, the food great and the atmosphere one of a kind. The waiter (and his trainee helper) were awesome, suggesting the food and the wine to match. A must do when you are...More

1  Thank wanderwomantravels
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Dear wanderwomantravels Thank you for sharing your Great review on TripAdvisor. It is very motivating for all of us to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Ricks Cafe. Hope to welcome you soon again Kind regards Per & Team ,

Reviewed 4 November 2016

I started off by sitting out side eating the most delicious Bogart Burger, great presentation and flavor, delicious frit The waiter from the Congo was very efficient and we had a good chat. After that I went inside to sit at the bar and was...More

1  Thank Marc B
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Dear Marc Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor Hope to welcoming 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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