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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 14 August 2011

Mama Africa is a great place for entertainment and food! There is live music every night & a huge selection of food. If you want to try African food in Africa, this is the place to go. I recommend the mixed grill. It has a...More

Thank sessmann
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We had dinner here, and while the food was average the atmosphere was enjoyable! With live music available most nights it's a great place to come if you're in the Long Street area and up for a bit of fun.

Thank James B
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Mama Africas is located in a busy part of Cape Town and is an african themed restaurant & bar. There is live music each night ( small £2 fee).The food is excellent and based around typical african dishes.Wide selection of typical african game and meat...More

1  Thank Yellowgirle
Reviewed 24 May 2011

Nice food with all kind of beef and meat, exotic meat like Kudu, Crocodile,... and heeps of fish. Takes you some time to get the food, but an evening at Mama Africa's is more than just having dinner. There is music all the time, a...More

1  Thank Mangofruechtchen
Reviewed 28 April 2011

Although the service was a bit slow, the food was good and we didn't mind waiting because they had great live music and a fun atmosphere. Although it is definitely a bit on the touristy side, they had some great food choices for trying local...More

Thank naturbuf
Reviewed 27 March 2011

While the decor and music are interesting, the service at this venue is incredibly slow - we waited 25 minutes for dessert, being a slice of Melba cake and a scoop of ice cream. (How difficult is it to heat up the cake and put...More

Thank Geff99
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We had a fun evening here, knowing that the place caters mainly to tourists. The food, I thought was only average, and this was confirmed when I ate game elsewhere in SA on this trip. Having said that if you are only in Cape Twon...More

Thank ss1968
Reviewed 5 December 2010

The band were entertaining and we were not too close so they didn't drown out conversation. The service was good...a very friendly waiter. We were adventurous and had crocodile to start which was delicious.

Thank Starshaped
Reviewed 26 November 2010

I'm sure we just had a terrible waitress here and if we'd had someone else serving our experience would have been much better. The restaurant itself is fun, the band were great and the food was interesting enough BUT our waitress was the worstI've ever...More

Thank rfbharper123
Reviewed 25 October 2010

It was recommend by a member of our hotel's staff, regarding our request "please do not send us to a fancy or fine place just for tourists"! It all ended up on one of our best meals of ever. We've tasted crocodile, springbok, ostricht and...More

1  Thank MikePatricia
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Sharon M
I would like to have a reservation For Monday eve. May 15 At 20:00 Sincerely Sharon alon
13 May 2017|
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Response from Doreen8 | Reviewed this property |
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It is a prefix dinner or we choose our dishes? Any idea on the pricing?
16 November 2015|
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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