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Mama Africa Restaurant

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mama Africa is a wonderful Restaurant. It's menu has so many different options and almost all of it is delicious. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. They also have a little show (Singing and dancing)planned at night which is beautiful. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in Cape Town and want to experience African... More 

Thank Hjördis K
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So we made reservation with my friends. Live band on point. Got to samba with one of the band members😊😊. They have minimum african cuisine. What I had was zimbabwean dombi/dovi can't remember🙈. Food presentation on point . You know the saying "one eats first with their eyes" thats true.

Thank 126sinahh
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had rotten luck with food in Cape Town till I got to this restaurant. We went on a whim.. Just to see what the big deal was about. The waiter were very friendly and explained the game platter to us in detail.. Also offering his recommendations. It is a must try place to experience game.. Tasty and rather exotic.. 2-3... More 

Thank Krittika V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here. Really good native dishes. We had the "Sampler" which had springbok, alligator and some tho let of snake. The food and atmosphere were very comfortable. By the end of our meal there was a band that played some great music. We even danced a little. Our server was great and explained items on... More 

Thank Gary D
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

fantastic food and fantastic music and atmosphere. We didn't have a booking but the mgr found us a table as we had 2 children with her - many thanks , would retunr

Thank jpower16
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening while our vacation to the cape. Reserved a place for two prior to arrival . The service was very very slow and unattended , the waitress didn't pay attention to us to the point where she didn't even notice we returned plates full of food since we were not impressed with the lamb stew or... More 

Thank Gali K
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was tasty (crocodile kebabs and springbok steak) and staff were friendly but it was a very different experience to what I had hoped for. From the website I thought it was going to be a small, cosy restaurant that's run by a few people and serving big portions of 'home-cooked' food, but actually place was quite big, packed... More 

Thank Amanda K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us who had been in safari decided to spend our last evening together in a traditional African restaurant. Mama Africa did not disappoint. I made a reservation the day before to ensure a booking for 5 people. I would highly recommend booking a table so as not to be disappointed. A local band from a township plays... More 

Thank soydanielle
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, but service was really bad. Their excuse was that it was a Saturday night. We waited an hour and a half for our main course. We are very tolerant but the time we waited was ridiculous. Anyways, the place is nice and food ok, a pity the service was so bad.

1 Thank Nanskiy
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great options for non vegetarian lovers but nothing for vegetarians..African music and vibes of this place were the only parts we loved about our visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?