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R 97 - R 270
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Turkish, International, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place in a hidden part of Cape Town. We went there for coffee, lunch and dinner (twice) because we loved it so much. The team there is amazing, friendly and the quality of food out of this world. Unfortunately one night...was windy so we had to sit inside, but on the outside terrace you feel in the South of France or Italy. Make sure to make a reservation as the place is popular with tourists and locals alike.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. It is the best Greek restaurant in the city by far. It is consistently amazing in terms of the food but also the service. Lovely on the barmy evening tonight. Hope you can get in as it is...always packed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

terrible food,ok service but will definitely not come back...At least this appalling lamb pita has been removed from the bill.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

A lovely greek corner in the heart of the city. Been here with friends several times and we always experience the warmest hospitality. Greek flair without being kitchy (a common problem among greek restaurants outside Greece). The tables under the trees and the dim lights...give me nostalgic vibes. As for the food, it serves traditional dishes nicely executed. Especially the kataifi ( dessert) shoud not be missed. However, I would like to see new items in the menu every now and then, perhaps with a contemorary twist. If I am not mistaken the menu has not changed the last 8-9 years, which might end up be boring for regulars.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

We tried its main dish: Lamb meat. Recommended and the most expensive. No. It tastes like any lamb dish! NOT greek. Rather try another restaurant

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Excellent. Food rating.... Excellence at its best. FRESH, EXCITING, TASTY,, great portions. I have not tasted such excellent crispy potatoe chips since my visit to Europe. Lamb, tender and Succulent. Service, exceeded my expectations, ambience, Greek, family, cosy , warmth of hosts, feels like the...place to be on a cold winters night..... Or spending your summer days with fresh zesty tastes of their salads. All year ccatering at its best. You gotta love this place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Brent assisted us to hold a babyshower at this friendly restaurant. Good service and good communication. Excellent tasty food but small plates not ideal. Had to ask for knives to cut mousaka. Wine list was good. We had to order starters , mains and dessert...to get enough food on the table as the portions were very smallMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

The staff were really friendly and helpful. We (4 of us) turned up on a Saturday evening around 7.45ish with no reservation. The staff were kind enough to give us a table even whilst being fully booked and rushed off their feet. The staff were...very attentive. The food was amazing. We are definitely going to be coming back whilst we’re in Cape Town!!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

My sister in law took us for a late lunch between chores. What a find. So like Greece. Tables under trees with the atmosphere of a taverna. The owner was so friendly and helpful. The service top notch The food - next level. We had...halloumi , calamari and the absolutely best ever egg plant I’ve ever had. Taste explosion. We shared lamb chops and moussaka . Both beautiful. I will find some way of going babk before we leave ct.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2023

Having not been for a while, we were not disappointed. The Lamb Chops are a favourite. As in my title the service is good, the staff friendly and the food delicious. Sitting under the trees on a hot summer's day sipping ice cold wine is...magic.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

Amazing and authentic Greek food, Mediterranean atmosphere in the outdoor space and inside. The managers and the waiter take very good care of the food and of the clients. Perfect for a date or a group of friends on a summer night, casual but elegant....Try the zucchini and feta balls!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

Delicious food! The lamp chops were amazing, a bit on the small side tho. The 'Yiouvetsi' tasted very good, and was a big portion. Great coffee and baklava as well.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022

I rediscovered Maria's when we were looking for a lunch in town. We ended up going back once a week for 4 weeks. Wow - the food is great. Great options for vegetarians - but if you love lamb!! Lamb Youvetsi! But oh the spanokopita...and fallafel. My sons choice for his birthday, mine for mothers day breakfast which was really superb. It can get busy at night so we tend to go for lunch or early supper. The baklava is supreme - loads of nuts and honey.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We had a really enjoyable night at Marias. The food was as good as you get anywhere in Greece, with a wide variety of good mezze dishes and fresh ingredients. It was very reasonably priced for the quality and definitely worth seeking out. The atmosphere...was great and it's obviously very popular, so book in advance!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2022 via mobile

The last time i visited this restaurant was in 1988. Wow after all these years, still going strong. Amazing food and service. Delicious and very traditional Greek food. We had a variety of Mezes and the lamb Youvetsi.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Maria's Greek Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5