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“Excellent food and service.”

Rick's Cafe Americain
Ranked #53 of 1 163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
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."
australia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were attracted by the advertisement of a rooftop bar but that turned out to be a disappointment. Not much of a view. But after a drink we ventured downstairs and had a great meal. The springbok tagine was very tasty and the cocktails great. Service was outstanding.

  • Visited March 2017
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Thank hols2go55
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 15 April 2017
Dear hols2go55
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Rick's Cafe on TripAdviser. We are sorry about the view from the deck, but when the Black South Easter blows, we have to close the drops sheets and this unfortunately cut's out the view.
We are so glad to hear that you still enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. We try very hard to provide a truly unique dining experience to our guests.
I have already shared your comments about the food with the kitchen, its always nice to get a notice of appreciation.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Rick’s Cafe in the near future.
Have a great day
Per & Team
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SAO PAULO
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270 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“good food and service”
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A place where you can be amongst locals. Nice food. Delicious hot spicy lamb, tough a bit too hot to air with wine. Good wine list. The only drawback is that there're far too many tables. Wonderful atmosphere.

Visited March 2017
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 15 April 2017
Dear Maria C
Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again at Rick’s Cafe in the near future.
Kind regards Per & Team
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Found this on tripadvisor and agree with the reviews.
Food is delicious, prices are reasonable, service is great and a great beer menu.

Visited April 2017
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2 Thank Marius P
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 10 April 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.
It is always great to receive some kind words of appreciation, as it serves as a great motivational tool for the team. I hope we can welcome you soon again
kind regards
Per & Team
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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stumbled onto this place and were very glad we did. The premise is very enticing, and it is well executed without being overdone. There are numerous areas to the restaurant, making for large capacity but maintaining coziness. The menu is varied, and the items we had were delicious and presented well. The smoked crocodile, springbok tajine, burgers and desserts that our party ordered were all amazing.

Our waiter seemed to perhaps be new or having an off day. He was polite and answered questions about the menu, but he did not engage in any conversation or smile. Service was very slow (we never saw him hurry), and the appetizer took a long time to arrive. A bit later, he asked if we were ready for our entrées, but it was about 20 minutes more before they came out. In all, we spent nearly two hours there without really lingering. I'm rating the service accordingly, but I'm giving the restaurant the benefit of the doubt that this was some sort of fluke, so I am not factoring it into the overall rating.

I will happily go back to Rick's again, and I suspect that I'll find the service closer in quality to the rest of the experience.

  • Visited March 2017
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 10 April 2017
Dear happytummy850
Thank you so much for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Food.
Le me please apologize on behalf of my waiter, this is definitely not our usual service standard. I have used your review at our latest Staff Training, as an example how not to serve patrons.
Thank you so much for your understanding and patience.
All the best and looking forward welcoming you when you visit Cape Town again.
Per & Rick's Team
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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting and food made with care. Delicious!
The rooibos smoked pork neck in hoisin burger with coleslaw and crispy fries... memorable and something different.

Visited March 2017
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1 Thank Sarah E
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 10 April 2017
Dear Sarah E
Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again at Rick’s Cafe in the near future.
Per & Team
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