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“Good food service ....lets say it was Ok”
Review of Mama Africa

Mama Africa
Ranked #47 of 1 195 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but service was really bad. Their excuse was that it was a Saturday night. We waited an hour and a half for our main course. We are very tolerant but the time we waited was ridiculous. Anyways, the place is nice and food ok, a pity the service was so bad.

1  Thank Nanskiy
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place has great options for non vegetarian lovers but nothing for vegetarians..African music and vibes of this place were the only parts we loved about our visit!

Thank sonakshis518
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing meal and experience at Mama Africa. Make reservations!!! This place is super popular and if you don't have a reservation you may not get in. We didn't have one but were able to sit at the bar since we got there early. The food was absolutely delicious and I would definitely recommend the bobotie, a traditional South African meal of baked spiced minced meat. So flavorful! It left me wanting more!

The live music is great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. They do add a charge on your bill for the music but it is minimal and well worth it.

Would highly recommend this restaurant to any visitor to Cape Town!

Thank chevaf8b
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want to taste real African cuisine, you are right at Mama Africa. Nice staff and really good food. Taste the crocodile spit with a tasty peanut dip.

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Thank Steffi02041987
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Firstly, if there was a 3.5 star rating - I'd give it. If only for the springbok steak.
The reason this place loses out is that it has become a little to much like a safari version of McDonalds.
Location is great, the occasional live band helps the atmosphere, although nobody really seems to be paying attention. And if you want to be treated to novelty meats, then the menu promises much. But the 'go to' dish, the Mama Africa's Wild Game Mixed grill (a) has no price next to it on the menu and (b) turns up as single skewers, some solo pieces with a single baked potato.
The Warthog is dry (but that's pork for you), the Ostrich seemed slightly overdone and crocodile continues to taste like chicken!
The Thelma Mountain Red (mixed grape) went well with the meats. You do need something a little robust to deal with the food and add flavour.
The service was fine, not knockout. But mainly it was the atmosphere that was a let down. You wanted to be be somewhere a little 'edgy' not next to a table with 3 kids under 6 messing around!
This is one of the more expensive places you will eat in Cape Town. I would suggest that you consider other reviews of other places for similar fare.

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Thank sanjivsach
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