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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 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 14 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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!

Thank sonakshis518
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing meal and experience at Mama Africa. Make reservations!!! This place is super popular and if you don't have a reservation you may not get in. We didn't have one but were able to sit at the bar since we got there early....More

Thank chevaf8b
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want to taste real African cuisine, you are right at Mama Africa. Nice staff and really good food. Taste the crocodile spit with a tasty peanut dip.

Thank Steffi02041987
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Firstly, if there was a 3.5 star rating - I'd give it. If only for the springbok steak. The reason this place loses out is that it has become a little to much like a safari version of McDonalds. Location is great, the occasional live...More

Thank sanjivsach
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation 3 months in advance because it's always full. When we arrived we sat in a corner, far away from the bar and band. We only way to see the band was via a black and white LCD screen. There's also something...More

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We were trying to find somewhere for lunch that would serve traditional local food and this was exactly what we wanted - the bobotie was fantastic, and the mixed game kebab perfect for sampling a few different meats, the Springbok in particular was as good...More

Thank jdh602
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is awfully gimmicky and doesn't really portray the African vibe. The food is less than average, the service is poor. We felt like it was a real shame that we wasted a meal on our short trip in this average restaurant in a...More

Thank littletraveller1234
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I took visitors from Zambia and Phillipines for dinner. They loved the food and the live band. They have mentioned to me it is a bit too touristy though, however, with that type of vibe and atmosphere one can only expect it to be popular...More

Thank Waheed A
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We wanted try some african dish and everywhere were burgers, pizza and seafood, of course ;) Mama Africa is really nice restaurant with own atmosphere and good meal. Booking is recommended!

Thank mikecze
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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, Special Occasion Dining, 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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