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“ Nice atmosphere and food!”

Rick's Cafe Americain
Ranked #46 of 1 147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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."
Bern, Switzerland
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258 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“ Nice atmosphere and food!”
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Convivial and cosy atmosphere just off of Kloof St, super friendly staff and excellent burgers. We come back every time we are in Cape Town.

Visited April 2017
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 5 May 2017
Dear NovaOrbis
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 and food at Rick's and hope to be able to welcome you soon again.
Kind regards Per & Team
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“Special Birthday”
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Bit of a late review but I decided to have my birthday at Rick's towards the end of last year. The staff, food and vibe was amazing - everyone went out of their way to make it a special day. Definitely will be going back

  • Visited October 2016
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Dear Riaad A
Thank you so much for your kind words and that you took the time to share your birthday experience at Rick's Cafe on Tripadvisor. We hope we can celebrate with you many more Birthdays.
See you soon
Per & Team
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Century City, South Africa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great! ”
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We just walked in after reading about it on a list of the best Happy Hours in the city!!! They have an extensive menu for both food and drinks. The tapas are great and the cocktails were delicious. Also really loved the ambience. Our server Charlotte was great! Will definitely be back!

Visited April 2017
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percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this review, 15 April 2017
Dear kambeezy
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 have already congratulated Charlotte for a job well done. I hope we can welcome you soon again
kind regards Per & Team
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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