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La Marmite

Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
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Ranked #30 of 76 Restaurants in Windhoek
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: African
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I cannot say enough of this restaurant. These are clearly people who want to be there and has a passion for what they are doing! Well done, you will definitely see me again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I visited this restaurant. Worst service ever..and all we ordered were drinks! Waiter "Claus" incredibly rude , arrogant and disgusting!

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Windhoek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am very fond of the Fufu dishes. I loved in particular the one with peanut butter sauce, chicken and spinach. The prizes are a bit high, but worth every Cent. The equipment of the restaurant is rather traditional. if you expect something elegant you are wrong at that place. The personal is friendly. If you want to experience real... More

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750Claus, Manager at La Marmite, responded to this review

Scrumptious African & Western Cuisine with a Namibian and Angolan fusion. Family Restaurant and Children welcome Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Party Platters Cocktail Events Buffets Wide variety of Vegetarian cuisines Corporate and Private functions Outside Catering Launches & Year End Functions Take Away Service Fully Licensed Bar Cigar Bar More

Toronto
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We wanted authentic African food, and we got it. Food was delicious, local, lots of variety and we were glad we went. Service was very prompt. Great value. Just the location is a bit off, we took a taxi and its sort of in an industrial area. Felt a little out of place, but still very glad we went, and... More

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Oegstgeest
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I visited the place for the first time together with an African colleague. The second time I was there with a Dutch colleague. The food is distinctly African, as well as the service. The waitresses serve with a smile and are very good humoured. The food is generally very good. My African colleague was overjoyed with the okra that was... More

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Dalat
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

it has the same advantages as Balalaika. May be the menu is somewhat simplified. But still OK. Wifi on the terrace under the Ficus tree is of course unbeatable.

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Gosford, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A little out of the CBD, catch a taxi. This restaurant does not look flash but it was worth visiting, Oryx ragout and kudu cameroon curry were delicious, wine and beer were both good and cheap

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Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

5-minute walk from Protea Thuringerhof. Had it mild, with oryx, which was rather tough... although was told oryx is more tender than beef. Quiet atmosphere, even on a weekend, maybe locals eat late, and was there around 6pm. You can choose to have your curry mild or regular. Mild was good for me. :)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I think that this place really has potential; I think it just needs a little fix-up. The service was great and the waitstaff really friendly. I had the prawn curry with vegetables which was really good and my husband had the seafood curry with okra- bad mistake. The seafood was not very fresh but in retrospect it was silly of... More

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Namibia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It is a unique experience in Windhoek, where you get the feeling of really being in Africa rather than sitting in a franchise restaurant. I just love the Chicken Mafwe! Price wise it is not cheap but is well worth it!

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