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Rick's Cafe Americain

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” (27 reviews)
“tapas platter” (17 reviews)
“burger” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
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
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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1 - 10 of 493 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Loved the atmosphere, and the food as well! would love to come here again. Thumbs up for the great staff!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElisabethJohnson1966
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We really enjoyed the friendly informal atmosphere at this place. Our guesthouse recommended Ricks as it is very close by, and we had just arrived in Cape Town from the UK, so were too tired to venture far. We chose some tapas dishes to start...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank gibbinspm
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

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 try very hard to provide a truly unique Casablanca dining experience to our guests, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Ricks three times as we loved the food, atmosphere and decor. Unique, fab food and lovely staff. Had my first Martini here.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rabbitstewandsylvia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here last week for dinner, nice Moroccan decor, we were here a few years ago, nice chilled out place for dinner. Really tasty food, cooked to perfection. I had the stuffed aubergine, it was really good, my fellow diners had a selection from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LongHaulMonkey
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LonghaulMonkey Thank you very much for taking the time writing a review on Trip Advisor. Your comments on the quality of the food and service is most gratifying and will be shared with the Kitchen and service staff. We hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can understand why this Casablanca themed restaurant is so popular. It clearly has character and menu, food and drinks get thumbs ups! But it is service that normally brings me back.. well done

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GertdeBeer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rick's Cafe American is an institution in Gardens. Always popular, there is a wide variety of food to choose from. The food is very good, the staff excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank yvettebwilsenach
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Smoking allowed inside. It smells even in the non smoking area. Disgusting. We had a cheese burger (that was actually good) and a falaffel pita, which lacked fresh vegetablesMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CasperRHansen
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Dear Casper Thanks for reviewing us on Trip adviser. I read with dismay that you didn't have a good time at our Restaurant and decided to give us a “Poor” rating. We always try our best to please all of our customers, it's very sad...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Recently introduced to this delightful restaurant in a beautiful old Victorian building.. Found the service superb and helpful. Great food..great views and ambience. Definitely returning soon.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lianeCapeTown
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Dear Liane Thank you so much for your great review about our Restaurant. we are looking forward welcoming you soon again kind regards Per & Team

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Good quality food. Despite the restaurant being busy, the service was quick and friendly. Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AmandaW3038
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We were staying in a Guest House not far from Rick's Café American, so we ended up eating there twice. Both my husband and I were impressed with the many menu selections; so many items we wanted to try! We had to limit ourselves to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Kathryn S
percapetown, Owner at Rick's Cafe Americain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear KathrynS Thank you for choosing our Restaurant, and for taking the time to write this great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rick’s Cafe. We try very hard to provide a truly unique Casablanca dining experience to...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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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