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“Great Cocktails and Tapas”

Rick's Cafe Americain
Ranked #44 of 1 206 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Bowl
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."
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Ate dinner here on a busy Saturday night. Had the Tapas platter between two which was excellent. Burgers looked good too.

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Didn't really know where to go for lunch & then took a chance on Rick's. What a fantastic meal!! The Beetroot & goats cheese salad, we couldn't get enough of it!! The Sole was great too!! Will definitely go back, & I don't say this lightly as I work in the service industry & it takes a lot to impress me!!

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1  Thank Zee O
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were seated 12 minutes before 7 and ordered drinks at 5 to 7. But then waited till after 7. When we asked about Happy Hours which ends at 7, we were told we had passed the deadline. We left and had a great meal over the road.

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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Dear Robert D
I have to apologize for any misunderstanding. You ordered your beers at 5 to 7 well in time and you asked the manageress what the time was and she told you that it is 2 minutes past 7 on her watch, where you told her that your watch states 5 to 7 and you still wanted the beers on happy hour. Tubi my manageress told you that she will have a look if your waitron charged the beers on happy hour. When she went to the bar your beers were already standing there (and were charged at Happy Hour price) but you unfortunately decided to leave… and later to slam us with a bad review.

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Had a friend with a dietary requirement and the chef was happy to attend. Thank you for making our dinner experience awesome. Great time and be back very soon for the unique experience

1  Thank GD d
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Rick's is always a vibe. A very good place to meet friends for dinner or drinks. They have a wide array of food from tapas style food to burgers, fish and Moroccan food.

1  Thank Erik S
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