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Mama Africa Restaurant

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
18:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2010

We were too close to the stage - the music was traditional but way too loud. Waiters were happy to find a different table for us which was closer to the main entrance. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. Some of the meat, especially the ostrich, did not taste fresh at all. To make matters... More 

1 Thank pakovel
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2009

A genuine restaurant , well more genuine then you will get down in V&A . We stumbled onto this place as we were staying in green square somewhere , great food , better atmosphere , great night had . We thought the area was fine , you need to be a little but more aware then you would be down... More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2009

We had made reservations about 2 months in advance looking forward to the African music and food. We were seated at the only available table - which was as far away from the music as you could get and not even in sight of the band. The service was poor, food came out very slowly and all the entrees weren't... More 

Thank mkbmkb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2009

Unfortunately we went to this restaurant on a Monday night as from what we hear its normally a buzzing street. However when we went we felt intimidated by people sitting on the street corners. However saying that once we got into Mama Africa it was excellent. The decor is very African and the live band was excellent. The food was... More 

Thank haggisinlondon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2009

Live Music night at Mama Africa is lively, to say the least. Depending on the band and your table, conversation may be difficult... The food is good and not expensive, the music does give the place something extra, and it's always nice and busy at the bar. Staff could pay a little more attention to their customers instead of chatiing... More 

Thank Haroldinho
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2009

Probably my favourite restaurant in Cape Town. It's located in Long Street, which is a really vibrant street, which comes alive at night time. Mama Africa is a wonderful restaurant, with live South African music almost every night. I've always been very impressed with the food - they serve food that will suit local and overseas visitor tastes. If you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?