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Marco's African Place

15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is just around the corner from the Stayeasy City Bowl Hotel. It is a big, busy place with lots of shared tables for bigger groups. Lots of African food to try, which was delicious. Entertainment from African singing groups was very enjoyable, with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great time at Marco's. The food was outstanding and the live band was very entertaining. A great evening and excellent value

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really helpful waitress as we didnt know the foods but ..oh were they tasty! had the sampler [plate and delighted in the tender cuts of local game. i could tell the waiter was local as she had the Tclick when she spoke. wine was great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank skykid
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food, music, dancing and the ambiance was stellar. This is exactly the type of restaurant my friends and I were looking for. It is a must visit if you want traditional food with great entertainment. Reasonably priced with very good service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 359charah
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Marco’s was reputedly founded by one of Cape Town’s first black entrepreneurs. The clientele seems to be drawn from a varied selection of locals which is always a good sign. The menu offers a taste of regional dishes against a backdrop of a marimba band....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EastNeukie
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great food, great live African music, great red wine and extremely helpful staff! We we're lucky to get in without a reservation however if visiting cape town would highly recommend visiting this restaurant as cannot fault one bit. Amazing value for money!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alex M
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Good variety of traditional african dishes. The Pan African platter was delicious, as was the chakalaka salad. The live act was very entertaining and inspired many guests to dance along. Be aware that if you are seated in the stage area, you will have to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Freddy10249
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went there during a slow time of day. Really didn’t feel welcome. Service was slow and subpar by most American standards. This place was recommended by a friend of mine from Johannesburg. Food was good just don’t expect friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Great restaurant in the Bo-Kaap with a great choice of food. A true taste of Africa on the menu and amazingly they do great chips! Also offer a carry out service which was great and is right beside a off licence.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Excursion14691473739
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We didn’t book for Marcos and it was full! But sat at a table by the bar and had a meal. It was tasty and plentiful, the service was good and the staff were all very amenable. The place is designed for the tourist trade...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jang53
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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