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Mama Africa

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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” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 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 June 2012

The food was excellent. The place was very crowded but it's definitively worth a visit!

Thank markjmoser
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I am a dessert person and I find desserts in most South African restaurants not satisfying. The dessert sampler from this place is a pleasant surprise: ice cream, brownie, chocolate. Hmm... it was quite a lot for two but worth the calories : )

Thank AnnaJin
Reviewed 15 June 2012

I went to this restaurant because it was highly recommended by our hotel concierge. When we went in, we were not disappointed. The highlight of the night was definitely the music -- the rhythms were amazing and several of us took videos and bought the...More

Thank lissinmanila
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We went to Mama's with a 6.30pm reservation. We were early, and they refused to sit us even though we are only 10 minutes early. And at 6.30pm they would sit everybody else (who come by later than us) rather than sitting us - the...More

Thank AdvC
Reviewed 3 June 2012

This is the place to go for music, food and fun. Just go and enjoy the friendly staff and an african meal. It is not the best kitchen I have tried, but it is Ok. I will go back for the ambience and service ;-)

Thank Adventureseeker1
Reviewed 1 June 2012

The service was excellent. The food. really well-prepared.

Thank Ephraim M
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Mama Africa is one of the best African eateries in Cape Town and is situated in Long Street. The latter is a little noisy but loads of fun as they have live bands playing local music! If you would like to try traditional African food...More

Thank Take2Tours
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We went here on a night out after seeing the place on a google search. The sound of ostrich and crocodile somehow seemed appealing. The atmosphere and live music was great and we could not fault the food and service. Defently the best restaurant I...More

Thank mattarm33
Reviewed 26 May 2012

I have had lunch at Mama Africa twice. The athmosphere is nice and the African food is great, but service has unfortunately been veeery slow.

Thank Amanda031CapeTown
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Food was yummy and the live music was very lively and entertaining.

Thank TRMcCoy
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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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