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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
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Food was great, till I found a glass marble in my mouth..almost swallowed it... Strange reaction after telling this a waitress..."but we don't even have marbles here"...this kind of stuff maybe can happen BUT this reaction like I have put it in my food is not very professional...it's a pity, was really looking forward to eat there...

Thank KrissiNe
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

As tourists, we wanted to cover all the popular places in Cape town and Mama africa was always in every list. Long street, where this cafe is situated, is full of interesting cafes and restaurants, but this building was intriguing from outside and colourful from inside. We went in for some coffee and were directed towards their snake bar and... More 

1 Thank Pragz_sing
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7 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I can say that the food was great but i can not say same for the service. I think it is undeveloped city that's provide slow and bad hospitality service, BUT I have been working in this industry for the past 3 years and also went to other local restaurant and I know that doesn't matter where you from or... More 

Thank julianayukari
Basel, Switzerland
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food tasted good! I ordered a soup as starter. But when I got the main course I was shocked how big the portion was. I knew I had no chance to finish this one. If I had known, that the main course is that big, I wouldn't have ordered a starter. When I looked at my left, there were... More 

Thank Frille
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248 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by a waiter in another restaurant. Going in there, there was nice live music and lively bar scene. We were excited at the menu choices alongside the friendliness of the staff there. However we were very disappointed by the food. The portions were too small and it genuinely felt like a tourist trap to us.

Thank Omar H
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We booked online from home as Soth African restaurants fill up quite quick, as we were staying in long street it was also convenient. It is sold as an African music and dining experience and the colourful exterior and internal decor lives up to expectations. A 7.30 table for two allowed for happy hour cocktails up the road, arriving prompt... More 

Thank bigcthebogan
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food was interesting. You can sample some of the animals you will see on Safari but DO NOT WORRY, these are "farm raised" not wild animals, that would put them out of business (and if they ever to that, it should). Evening entertainment a bit loud (for my age group) but they offer entertainment "ala carte". Great location in the... More 

Thank gocathyl
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place has awesome food but the service is very slow. Once the food arrived it was worth the wait! The crocodile was awesome!

Thank 513IslandGirl
Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The best food we had during our 30 day trip through South Africa! Nice place, friendly staff, amazing food and don't miss their awesome brownie as desert. Music was also really good, and it made our night ever more special. Definitely a must go in Cape Town! A Bit expensive, I must say, but worthy going. PS: don't forget to... More 

2 Thank Carolina M
Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance via their website. That was easy and they confirmed quickly. Service was extremely polite, relaxed and friendly. Our waitress (Apathia?) was lovely and seemed honestly interested in us and made us feel ourselves very welcome. Service was smooth and quick. Our dishes (Big game and Brawns) were extremely delisious and we were sorry not being able... More 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?