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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)
Open Now
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 30 December 2011

horrible place to rip off tourists they don't even let u share dishes!

1  Thank Rupertbe
Reviewed 28 December 2011

We went there for dinner and loved the food and service. We were in South Africa for a month and this was one of our favorite places.

2  Thank ElaineLisa
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Went on a friday night and after hearing relative good things about the place i was a bit disapointed.. The main course i got, which was Kudu steak was just rather average.. not very tender and not really seasoned. My friend had some springbok which...More

2  Thank CPHToby
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Expected a lot more - they could increase the ambience. Full of tour groups, have to get there early to get a seat. Found it very dark inside, too.

1  Thank Hershey67
Reviewed 27 November 2011

My husband and I had a great evening at Mama Africa. It's base in the heart of Long Street and is very popular so don't forget to book in advance! My Husband had the mixed African grill whicih is made up of crocodile, kudu, ostrich,...More

2  Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 24 November 2011

Took some overseas friends here, hoping that they would get a great African experience. The food was mediocre and disappointing. Maybe there is more atmosphere at night when there is music playing but it is certainly lacking by day.

Thank Bld211
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
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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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