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Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very famous restaurant where you can eat local and some distinguished food like African animals meat. Tradicional live music, very vibrant place!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply loved the vibrancy of this place. The staff were so friendly especially to my little girl who is 4. The food was good and we tried all sorts of new meats i.e. crocodile, springbok. And the band was very entertaining that we got up...More

Thank linwantstotravelmore
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Mama Africa is a funky restaurant located in an interesting area of Cape Town. We attended with two Italian ladies who loved the live music, the famous Coke bottle chandelier and the snake bar. A variety of African meals are served and the servers are...More

1  Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing Amazing Amazing. Great authentic African food and service. While we were there for dinner they had live entertainment (a band called Abavuki), this band was amazing. This was the perfect way to end our stay in South Africa. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank zsuzsa-s123
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had the Zimbabwean stew, and it was one of my favorite meals our whole trip!! Great service and really good live music here as well. Easy to Uber there.

Thank Ak206
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We loved our dinner, service, decor, and everything else at Mama Africa. We didn't make reservations so ate at the bar (same menu). Great curry, and all else was tasty. This place has the reputation as a tourist trap, but who cares?-- we were tourists...More

1  Thank Snarth
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stop here every time we're in Cape Town. The waitresses will make helpful recommendations. Fun atmosphere. Make a reservation in advance.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great local music at this place, we stayed for hours listening to the band play!! Food was good too but nothing extraordinary.. the bar staff gave us a complimentary shot of some kind, probably for staying so long!

Thank Falgu S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Mama Africa was recommended to our group of four by our tour guide during a recent visit to Cape Town. I am happy to say the recommendation was spot on! Great African food! Our dishes included the Moroccan Lamb Pot Roast, Mama’s Lamb Curry, and...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience . Sunday closed . All meat items are good but game food likecrocodile ., ostrich,kudu,etc are excellent. Worth tasting .

1  Thank sumeshkhanna
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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