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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice and spacious restaurant in the city. Great African food selection, as well as drinks and cocktails. We had a fun night also due to the live music.

Thank dialronet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded and noisy and the restaurant caters to tourists. Although the food was average, the service was excellent. But the reggae/Afro music was lively, infectious and amazingly entertaining.

Thank Gingermint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some mozambique prawns, madagascar springbok, a mixed platter, and some calamari. Nicely presented food and good waitress service. live drums and music from around 8pm-9.30pm with singing and dancing. Maybe trying too hard to be authentic but still worth a visit

Thank Len D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to give a shout out to Adele who provided warm hospitality and excellent customer service. The menu has something for everyone: the adventurous can explore; consumers who want the familiar will also be satisfied. At 8:00 pm the roof is raised with live...More

Thank rwland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant that we went to in South Africa. The traditional food and entertainment was top notch.

Thank Delisabeth7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast at Marco's. They have a live band that is excellent. A diverse crowd which is fun, not too touristy. Service is friendly. Food is ok, not great, but good enough. Despite that I would go back again. It's just a fun,...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Marco's on my recent visit to Cape Town. The food was delish and the entertainment was great. Our waiter was friendly and professional. He described the many specials to us and made many suggestions to us. Drinks were good as well.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service and simple, tasty, inexpensive food that does not take itself too seriously. Fun chance to try some more obscure local delicacies such as crispy caterpillars and in-house brewed Zimbabwe 'beer'. Not recommended for those who are more interested in a wine pairing and...More

Thank Soo-Lin L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

First, the staff is very attentive. Our waitron spent a lot of time with us going over the specials & answering questions. They bring amazing fresh homemade bread with butter to the table. I could've made a meal of that alone. It was so soft...More

Thank Carrie A C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Grab your spirit of adventure and head here for a totally different eating (and cultural) experience. Kudu, ostrich, impala - they are here and I sampled all three to great satisfaction. The others I was with were less adventurous but pronounced their steaks and fish...More

Thank JohnofHalifax
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What is a good time to make reservations to eat as well as see the live entertainment? There are two of us and we will be visiting in July 2016. Thanks
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
  • Value
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
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
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