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“Very very poor experience !! Do not go! ”
Review of Mama Africa

Mama Africa
Ranked #46 of 1 181 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening while our vacation to the cape. Reserved a place for two prior to arrival . The service was very very slow and unattended , the waitress didn't pay attention to us to the point where she didn't even notice we returned plates full of food since we were not impressed with the lamb stew or the mixed grill meats nor did we like the banana desert which was very alcoholic . The mussels were good . The food took over 45 minutes to be made. Would not recommend .

Thank Gali K
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food was tasty (crocodile kebabs and springbok steak) and staff were friendly but it was a very different experience to what I had hoped for.

From the website I thought it was going to be a small, cosy restaurant that's run by a few people and serving big portions of 'home-cooked' food, but actually place was quite big, packed with people, service was really slow and the music was way too loud - it made it impossible to have a conversation.

We went with two young kids which was also a bad idea, as waiting a long time for food in a crowded restaurant is not a good combination. Also, I'd say the food was overpriced for what you get.

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Thank Amanda K
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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!

Thank soydanielle
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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.

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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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