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Ricks Cafe Americain

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African Moroccan Seafood South African Tapas Vegetarian Friendly
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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace

When you step into Rick’s Café Americain in the heart of Cape Town you are immediately welcomed into a large sophisticated 120 seater restaurant with three roaring fireplaces, a stylish Bar, loft lounge and Roof Cocktail Bar where you can meet with friends or enjoy a romantic dinner. Our award winning selection of wines, local and imported Beers and select spirits ensure that you drink and eat to your hearts content. Our delectable menu includes delicious array of tapas, fresh salads, Gourmet Burgers, fresh Seafood, matured Steaks and Moroccan and Mediterranean Specialties ..... we serve Comfort food!

Reviews (815)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.2
Service 4.3
Ambience 4.5
  • Marius R. Dined: 1 day ago
    3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 14 Apr 21
    Unfriendly hostess who wouldn't even greet us properly. Bitterballen starter was a disappointment. Menu rather limited compared to wine list. Waiter was great.

    Ricks Cafe Americain responded on Wed 14 Apr 21:
    Dear Marius Thank you for you review. We do appreciate constructive criticism as it helps us to improve the Rick's Experience for all our customers. We are very sorry as your complaint of our hostess, she must make sure all covid entry restrictions are ticked. She usually is a very friendly young girl. I apologize if she didn’t greet you friendly enough. We have a large amount of Dutch regular customers which love our Bitterballen aka “Wibo’s Balls”, we don’t make them our self (to guarantee the same standard since 16 years)- they are bought in frozen from the same Dutch Bakery. This is the first complaint we have about the Bitterballen since opening In 2005. Bitterballen are round potatoes croquettes filled with a thickish white Velouté and ground beef and are traditionally served with (German) mustard. But I sincerely apologize for your disappointment. … our Food menu is actually quit big, not like a Chinese restaurant, but rather large compared to other restaurants in our class .It consist of 17 starters, 5 vegan vegetarian main courses, 5 different Burgers from Beef to Ostrich to chicken, 3 different cuts of Prime Beef, 3 different Moroccan Tajines… Oxtail, Lamb shank and Lemon-Chicken tajines and 5 seafood/fresh fish dishes plus of course 5 delicious Desserts. Not sure if this can be called a small menu, but yes, our beverage menu (consists of over 500 items) is a lot larger for various reasons, Have a great day Per and Team

  • Lehann S. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Donovan B. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 12 Apr 21
    Amazing place, with great service, food, and wonderful views!!! Highly recommended

  • John F. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 11 Apr 21
    Was a brilliant experience, the food was it’s usual excellence, the service was attentive and respectful. COVID Protocol was absolutely superb. Aside from the odd accidental appearance of a nose, it was quickly hidden and one felt very safe and respected (Vixi’s Social Club could learn a few things from Ricks, in this regard). Well done Rick’s, you are not only one of Cape Towns finest restaurants, but you also hold your Patrons as #1 priority.

  • Gill Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 11 Apr 21
    Fabulous rooftop and views. Great food. A favourite of mine.

  • Anton W. Dined: 5 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Tersia Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Karlien T. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Robin Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 07 Apr 21
    The staff at your bar are super friendly, kind and just awesome!!

  • Asemahle N. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 11h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 11h00 - 22h00
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