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Marco's African Place Restaurant

15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Went in without a reservation with a group of friends and they got us the most amazing table in the center right in front of the dancers. We enjoyed the whole African experience very much the food was nice and service outstanding.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is decent but the main reason to come here is for the show. Great band with dancers, who get the audience involved and a reasonably priced menu.

Thank Deja v
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Deja v, Thank you for the 5 star review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our live entertainment!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My taxi driver told me about this place when I said I wanted to see traditional African music. The show was wonderful- enjoyed the music and dancing. The performers engage with the audience and get them up to dance, so if you're the shy type...More

Thank Canyonlover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great decor and layout with live local African music when we went. Food was ok, basic but good. Good craft beer available.

Thank drjasonclark
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Drjasonclark, Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the live entertainment!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this place is the live music and the vibe. The food was good, but nothing I ate was amazing. I would visit again for the live entertainment though.

Thank Nia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing authentic food… Very friendly, helpful, always smiling staff. Thanks very much to Sindy :) Traditional dance and music was unforgettable… The dancers were also really entertaining.

Thank Saffary
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Saffary, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for dinner following a couple of recommendations. Marco's is 'touristy' which I normally hate, but the balance of great food, keen and attentive waitresses, unpretentious surroundings and clientelle, and an absorbing and entertaining band with singers and dancers made this a great evening....More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marco's was recommended to us on three separate occasions so we decided to check it out. We booked a little later than most so the table we were allocated wasn't the best but the food was amazing and the staff friendly. The dancers were also...More

Thank Currant_Bun1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Marco's with a group of friends all traveling from around the United States. It happened to be an extremely crowded night and I'm so happy we booked ahead for our large seating. Marco's provided a pre-fix menu that offered vegetarian, fish and...More

Thank TravelMom2Too
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello TravelMom2Too, We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. Thank you for the review and enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attending a conference in Cape Town, the organizers decided to take us to taste some authentic South African food. My rump steak dish was delicious, and came with fresh fried potatoes. My drink was the passion fruit lemonade which was sugary. The performers added a...More

Thank The-Jellyfish
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello The-Jellyfish, Thank you for the great review. We are glad to hear that the organizers chose us and that you had such an enjoyable evening!

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janmm52
25 April 2016|
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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
would make a booking for the balcony setting, as you have a better view of the band. music is very enjoyable, but don't expect too much of the food or service. booking before 7.30pm should be good. Enjoy your stay in Cape... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 5412
  • E-mail
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