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Marco's African Place

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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ox tongue” (4 reviews)
“game meat” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Sun Square hotel in Cape Town. Across the street from our window in our room we saw a building with the words "Marco's Restaurant" on it. We decided to walk across the street to check it out. At...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is situated not far from the convention centre or the waterfront. Although I visited in the afternoon I have to comment that it offers live African music during the evenings with a full set of live band on stage (CDs sold at counter)....More

Thank georgevrio
Reviewed 1 week ago

In late April 2018 we went to Marco's place for dinner. The food was good and the entertainment was a lot of fun. But what really made this place was the people. The locals were friendly, willing on talk and share their thoughts, and the...More

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

Afternoon Chris C, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining and entertainment at our restaurant and aims to provide a truly unique experience, we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So a bit of a tourist mecca.....but so what? Had a great evening with a business party of 20. Fab food and band to create atmosphere. Both locals and 'outsiders' dining side by side.

Thank MontyL69
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MontyL69, Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure serving you, and made our day here at Marco's African Place in Cape Town (Sunny South Africa)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our first visit we went back four times because the place was just that nice. Excellent food with reasonable prices (compared to the waterfront) combined with live music. The artists start at 2000 on daily bases and there is no extra charge for the...More

Thank Whiskey_Tango_01
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Marco's African Place here in Cape Town (Sunny South Africa)!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had the serengeti platter and the pan african platter including Pap. Everything was cooked perfectly, so much better that somewhere else we had eaten in Namibia. All reasonably priced. However, had to pay a charge of 20 rand pp for the music, which was...More

Thank Mel_wom
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello Mel_wom, thank you for writing us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope you enjoyed the entertainment too.

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Went here with a group of around 20 friends at the end of our 2 week tour. We had an excellent evening. Excellent atmosphere with great music from African band plus some dancing (and participation from some of our group), though not too loud. Food...More

Thank Prospector1
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Prospector1, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you had such a great time at Marco's at the end of your tour. We are looking forward to seeing you next time you visit Cape Town!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Medium priced and specializing in game and African dishes, the restaurant provides for tasty and accessible dining experience.

Thank Harry R
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hello Harry R, thank you for taking the time to right us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our African cuisine!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

No meal would have been better than good African cuisine after such a long Cape Town Cycle Tour ride found here. Sumptuous, well-cooked and welcoming environment. Skopo, pap, malamogodu, hardbody chicken, liver, dombolo and all that in the mix was what I enjoyed this evening....More

Thank Ndavhe
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hello Ndavhe, Thank you for choosing Marco's African Place after your cycle tour. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our ambience! We also love the photos that you shared!

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Medium Grilled Kudu and Impala. Corresponding wine all served with a charming Smile. We hope we can join Marco's again at put next stay in Capetown.

Thank grusssil
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hello grusssil, We would love to serve and entertain you on your next visit to Cape Town again! Thank you for the great review!

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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