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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 21 November 2011

the live band was loud loud in your face. Couldn't talk to partner, nor guest, left as soon as possible. but obviously doing something right - tuesday , 8.00pm and FULL .......rest of Long St empty ! As a local , not authentic , but...More

Thank strandloper
Reviewed 20 November 2011

Supposedly the favorite of the woman at hotel guest services, but would not be surprised if Mama Africa has some sort of agreement with the Westin Cape Town. The food was terribly disappointing and we were placed far away from the entertainment (which might not...More

Thank Raiden_198
Reviewed 18 November 2011

We went with a high expectation and food and services were frustrating...very noisy...hot ambient...confusing menu...Didn't like it!!!

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 8 November 2011

noisy ,very noisy .food mediocre salad was a few leaves with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese steaks edible but little or no seasoning,and mustard a mission..the band should play in an open park not inside a restaurant which has no acoustic sound proofing,such as drapes...More

Thank michaelhilton
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We loved the live music in Mama Africa. The night we visited they had a great local band playing. The food was OK, but at least it had a local African flair, which was quite hard to find in Cape Town.

1  Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Our group of 11 must have eaten at 25 different restaurants in South Africa on our last visit - Mama Africa was the only one that every person said they'd skip next time. We made reservations early - but our group of 16 was seated...More

Thank middleofnowheregal
Reviewed 24 September 2011

The food was very good, quite pricey for SA standards, but worth it. good wine, and lots of meat choices. choose to eat the game...don't think about it, just do it and try all of them! You need reservations, and get a table close, but...More

Thank k8etravel
Reviewed 23 September 2011

I love the laid-back atmosphere of this bar. We ate out on the terrace. It had a grill with maybe 5 or 6 choices. Definitely try the ostrich burger with a beer.

Thank nikkidefazio
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Make sure you make reservations in advance, its a popular spot!! Order beer or wine, they're mixed drinks are more ice than booze. The game appetizer was awesome- we got to try springbok, crockodile and Kudu- in small kebobs. Nice sampling. Live band was really...More

1  Thank pipsquek23
Reviewed 14 September 2011

In Cape Town for the weekend, visited Mama Africa for the first time. It's on Long Street which looks not unlike the French Quarter of New Orleans, with plenty of bars and restaurants. The atmosphere was lively, the live music good, and the food great....More

Thank SalisburyMoonraker
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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