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“Great experience ”
Review of Mama Africa

Mama Africa
Ranked #46 of 1 163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great experience ”
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us who had been in safari decided to spend our last evening together in a traditional African restaurant. Mama Africa did not disappoint. I made a reservation the day before to ensure a booking for 5 people. I would highly recommend booking a table so as not to be disappointed. A local band from a township plays in the restaurant. You have to pay a small fee after 8pm to contribute towards the payment of the band however this is totally worth it. The band were amazing and just added to the authenticity of the African experience. There is lots of wild game on the menu in addition to traditional meals. I had a wonderful evening with my friends in this restaurant and I would highly recommend it when visiting Cape Town!

Visited March 2017
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Madrid, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food service ....lets say it was Ok”
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.

Visited April 2017
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hyped!”
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!

Visited March 2017
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Delicious! Authentic!”
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!

Visited April 2017
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Berlin, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Typical african cuisine”
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.

  • Visited March 2017
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