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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 5 March 2017 via mobile

We called in this restaurant after a day of touring. They were only just opening and were fully booked but let us eat at the bar. We had a lovely meal and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Sadly we couldn't stay until the...More

Thank Doreen8
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A fun place to spend the evening with good food and live music. Gets very busy so best to pre-book. It's also very noisy so wouldn't go there if you're hoping to have a quiet chat with friends! One platter of mama's wild game mixed...More

Thank Girardina
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After an amazing trip in South Africa we ended our last night in cape town here. It's very geared towards tourists but there was an INCREDIBLE band playing and a super lively atmosphere. They don't take reservations so we went to sit at the bar,...More

Thank LLetts
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went there on our first day in Cape Town and we really enjoyed the ambiance with live African music (great band!). Food is good - nothing fancy or great but acceptable. I would still recommend for the experience of live music and food.

Thank Kamyleo
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went for mid week dinner and drinks with a group of 4 friends. Great menu, good food, really good atmosphere.

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I first went to Mama's just after it opened 20 odd years ago and have had the occasional visit on trips to Cape Town. Over time it has become an institution which should be visited when in Cape Town. Amazingly, it's hardly changed in all...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The food wasn't all that great for the price and the service was inconsistent. I vacation in Cape Town once a year and this will be the last time I go to this restaurant and will be sure to let friends and family know to...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We came again having been previously about 8 years ago. We had to make a reservation a few days in advance to make sure we could, but this was easily done by email and they were very prompt in their communications. The restaurant has a...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This restaurant is an awesome place to visit in Cape Town and the music is simply amazing - the musicians are so passionate and captivating. Though the crowd is pretty touristy it's worth popping by for a drink to hear the sounds.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Excellent food in a wonderful Africa atmosphere. This was our third visit there and each time the band was very good. The music adding grest pleasure to the whole evening.

Thank Ann M
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Sharon M
I would like to have a reservation For Monday eve. May 15 At 20:00 Sincerely Sharon alon
13 May 2017|
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Response from Doreen8 | Reviewed this property |
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It is a prefix dinner or we choose our dishes? Any idea on the pricing?
16 November 2015|
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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