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Mama Africa

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The live music really made this place, without it we would have walked past. The only downside is that they thrive off the tourists. Expensive drinks and a lot of hustling to buy a CD from the band.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 5 days ago

They clearly take full advantage of all the tourists that visit this restaurant and therefore it's not for the average South African pocket!! I cannot justify paying R190 for a steak, R300 for prawns or R125 for a double brandy and coke, which by the...More

Thank ECexperiences
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real african restaurant with a live band, great food and friendly staff. Try the curry with prawns!!

Thank Ilsjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Mama! Great food. Haven’t tasted such good Karoo lamb in a while. Very tasty components all round, keep it up.

Thank 288mzwandilem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are group of 8 people and service was very slow. We have waited quite long, may be too many customers and not enough manpower. We ordered mix game grill as a starter. It’s very interesting mix of kudu, crocodile, warthog, ostrich, and etc. I...More

Thank Chanida S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real treat, with so much going on to both entertain and occupy you during your meal. More an experience than a meal, helpful and efficient staff happy to spend time speaking a novice through the menu and wonderful African music played by...More

1  Thank Woolleg
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening here for dinner. The service was a little slow but the atmosphere was fun but lacked authenticity. We found our waitress rude at the end when she checked her tip, considering all the extra charges were included on the bill...More

1  Thank Misha L
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The food took one and a half hours to arrive and it was horrible, feeling awful days after it. The waiter only recommended the most expensive dishes and they “hit hard” later on. Very touristic and not recommended!.

Thank עידן ש
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have a bad evening here at all it’s just compared to other places in Cape Town to eat it was overpriced and the food was not as good. It has a good atmosphere with live music. We opted for the meat platter which...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a good atmosphere and you can dine in a relaxed way. It is slightly overpriced though, the potato side was poorly executed. Curry was tasty but the chicken was dry. Springbok was well prepared, so it is a little hit and miss....More

Thank Hannekejag
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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