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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 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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Being a Friday night, the place was packed, so I ate at the bar. Very nice atmosphere with life music (jazz). Good food with traditional African dishes. The crew was working hard but short staffed resulting in (too) slow service and lack of attention.

Thank MikeS_NL
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I went with my kids. Wasn't so sure but they were hungry and we just stop by long st. So we ordered a catch of the day that was a Cardinal. Fish from the bay of Cape Town. It was really good! The fish and...More

Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Hi this is my second visit to Mama Africa and we were so looking forward to it. We seemed always be waiting. Not sure if this was because we were so close to the live entertainment or we were just unlucky. We were a table...More

Thank sheilah85
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The atmosphere is great, very busy and interesting decor with a fantastic band playing. The band was probably the biggest attraction for me. Needed to take a taxi there and back as it was a distance from our hotel in De Waterkant but the restaurant...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to have been seated as it was a busy Saturday night. The food was a great mixture of game a traditional meals, the local RSA beer is to die for and staff were outstanding but what made the evening 10/10 was the...More

Thank Mrs_Mooham
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The live music was the highlight of our dining experience. The food is very traditional and delicious. Like with most restaurants the majority of the menu is meat or fish, however has some very nice vegetarian options. There is a bar as well if you...More

Thank travelswithkelly
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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