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Marika's

176 Upper Buitenkant Street | Cape Town, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
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Ranked #11 of 25 restaurants in Camps Bay
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Cape Town
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This unpretentious Greek eatery serves up deliciously juicy and interesting meals - with something for everyone. Good service with a cosy vibe and lovely outdoor seating during summer makes Marika's perfect for lunches, dinners or a laid back end to the day. For dessert lovers, DO NOT LEAVE without trying the mind-alteringly gorgeous nougatene cake. It will cause a seismic... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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165 reviews 165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a genuine Greek Taverna, just like thousands found in the Greek isles. The menu is simple, but the food is authentic and prepared just as it should be. The main lady serving is enthusiastic and well informed, and works extremely hard to make sure that everyone is happy. The really distinctive feature is the location - on a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We heard only good things about Marika's and I have to say the food was some of the best Greek food I have eaten. Not that I'm a Greek food specialist, but the basics were done right; fried food were light in oil and crispy, lamb was juicy and perfectly cooked, sauces were fresh and not overly flavored. Service was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food here is reasonably good and very typically Greek, but you need to be able to appreciate the extremely shabby Greek "ambience". I suspect this is trying to pass as authentic, but having travelled extensively in Greece it just comes across as sadly downmarket. Passable for a quick lunch, but I certainly wouldn't want to spend an evening here.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is really a great restaurant you should not miss out when staying in Cape Town. The food is Greek style and I can especially recommend the grilled Calamari, Dolmades and the fish mains. Good quality and always tasty. With the mains you always have the choice between potato wedges or Greek salad. You will never leave this restaurant hungry... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent food in this family type restaurant almost in the shadow of Table Mountain..The entrance is slightly off-putting as it is via external stairs with a security gate but don't let this put you off.Food and service are excellent.There are many restaurants in Cape Town of a very good standard without being too pricey or too 'cheffy' and this is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fabulous people, fabulous ambience and fabulous people, great family atmosphere, just like being in Mama's kitchen

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I live to eat. Marika's is by far the best Greek food in Cape Town. We have a large Greek friend circle although we are not, we do eat a lot of Greek home cooking. I have not had better. It is vibrant, fresh and flavorful food. Add on the pita and tsatsiki whatever you choose. Love this place.

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Porta Westfalica, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

they have moved-you'll find them now:Corner Buitenkant/Vredehoek Street-Gardens-Cape-Town! Perfect food,great people-good value for money!!!

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Cape Town
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Marika's, now situated in Gardens, keeps the charm of its simple Greek style. Small, authentic, friendly, reasonably priced, this jewel is well run by its owners Marika and Frank. Their son Fabiano and his girlfriend Jess offer the friendliest of services. Their Meze Platters are not to be missed, but that also goes for their lamb chops. You come out... More

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