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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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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tagine” (43 reviews)
“tapas” (38 reviews)
“burger” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar
1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
HerengrachtCapeTown
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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"
NavidS269
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51 - 60 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2017

A great vibe and atmosphere. The staff were friendly and trying to be helpful - but it was very busy and they were pretty stretched, but where isn't during the holiday season? It's a casual dining experience but sometimes that's just what you want -...More

Thank MrsSumaridge
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Dear MrsSumaridge 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 4 January 2017

I read some of the reviews here and I don't think I can add anything MORE positive about this establishment than the praises already sung. Wow this is an experience of Excellent Service, Excellent Food and Excellent Atmosphere. I will be back and can only...More

1  Thank Fstate
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Dear Fstate 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 Food and service, and that you had a great time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had dinner here. The atmosphere is relaxed but the place was full and very busy. The service was fast and friendly, not that personal though, probably due to the busy times. The food was good, not great but OK. An OK choice for a relaxed,...More

Thank TeWe
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Dear TeWe Thank you very much for sharing your Rick's Cafe experience on Trip-advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed the service and the overall atmosphere at Rick's. Please let us apologize for the only OK food, if you could let us know what...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

We decided to pop in for a quick drink and stayed longer due to good service and attentive waiters. Relaxed atmosphere on the outside roof deck. Wish we could have stayed for a meal this a more comprehensive review.More

Thank LouisCornelius
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

thank you for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your time at Rick's Cafe. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great atmosphere! Lamb Tanjine fabulous also all burgers are good! Replicated Rick's Café in Casablanca in Cape Town. Nice seating inside for the real Moroccan feel or sit on the deck upstairs or down stairs. Attention to detail. Good service.More

Thank DDR1234
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Dear DDR1234 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It is much appreciated to get a small note of appreciation as this serves as a great motivator to all of us at Rick's Cafe. Thank you again and...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, good ambiance and okay service. There's an outdoor patio upstairs that looked nice if the weather was good although the music was a bit loud. We sat outside on the front patio which was fine if you just want to be outside. The...More

Thank SpicyBug
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Dear Spicybug Thank you for reviewing us at Trip Advisor. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance. Sorry for the loud music on the deck, my waiters tend to increase the volume of the music during the evening to...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Perfect to start the Capetonian experience. We had delicious Tajine and Ostrich Burger with good craft beer. Relaxed athmosphere, always a pleasure!

1  Thank falcaopedra
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dear Falcaopedra 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 10 December 2016

This tucked away Moroccan styled restaurant and bar was a surprise and a good one to boot. The decor and ambience add to the dining experience, the service is very good and the food is great. One can have small dishes or a big meal...More

1  Thank safaripro2015
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dear Shafaripro2015 Thank you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. I already shared your review with the staff. There is nothing more motivating than a word of appreciation. Thank you again and see you hopefully soon again. Per & Team

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Our experience at Rick's was enjoyable to say the least. The service is absolutely excellent! The cocktails are delicious and the food is outstanding! The effort to make each dish special is clearly seen in all of the dishes that we were served. I will...More

1  Thank Raine S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dear Raine S Thank you very much for taking the time writing a review on Trip advisor. It was a pleasure to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Rick's. Your comments on the quality of food and the service are most gratifying and...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was fantastic. The tagines and drinks were delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. All in all, a great restaurant.More

2  Thank Prev-ran
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Dear Prev-ran 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 Tajines and Drinks are most gratifying and will be shared with the team,...More

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Restaurant Details

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