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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (27 reviews)
“tapas platter” (18 reviews)
“burger” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
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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"
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Reviewed yesterday

Rick's Cafe is a hidden gem in Gardens..The ambiance takes you away to the delights of Morrocco.. Food and drink excellent, prices reasonable. Waiters very friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank soniagouws
Restaurant's Favorite
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 3 days ago via mobile

I made an online an booking via their website which worked well. I called in to confirm that my booking was recieved in case there was any online glitches. It was a Friday night and a table reserved for 4 people. Arriving the street was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 936rikab
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great bar just off Kloof Street that has a large and very well priced drinks menu. The happy hour (4-7 I think) was great value. The décor is beautiful (Moroccan/Casablanca inspired) and the rooftop seating area has great views over the mountain. The staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wunder_0011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Festive atmosphere with good friends and fantastic food. The Christmas Duck with red cabbage was to die for so was the tapas platter to start with. Only complaint was that the Duck portion to big , we all had to take a doggie bag to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Petkyte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The starter was very good, but the steak was unpalateable, it was tough like chewinggum... We were very disapointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChristophI52
Reviewed December 10, 2018

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
Reviewed November 27, 2018

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 November 17, 2018

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 November 23, 2018

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 November 13, 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • Neighborhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1100
  • E-mail
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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