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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%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Not a place to want to have a conversation. Music was too loud and we were seated at opposite end of restaurant to band. Service was slow. Food was uninspiring.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all, let me tell you frankly this place has some good food. Having said that, the restaurant needs to improve on hospitality. First the staff kept us waiting, in spite of having a vacant table and the the service was just average.

Thank vanshaj
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Live African percussion and music (but not with a high volume), great vibes and an excellent dinner. The place is also very attractive.

Thank Juan Q
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This place caters solely to tourists and you should book in advance if you want a table although we sat at the bar and for a couple, I think it was a better option. We had a delicious meal, some great cocktails and enjoyed the...More

Thank Rjoc
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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