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Orphan Street 7, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 86 162 3263
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Maybe just a bad night - 3rd time experience rough around the edges

Note: The Zingara restaurant shown on the map no longer operates - the Zingara of the most recent reviews below is now held in a marvellous moving venue - a victorian tent pitched at various Cape Town landmarks over the years. Look for the Zingara Show Tripadvisor profile to find where it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Note: The Zingara restaurant shown on the map no longer operates - the Zingara of the most recent reviews below is now held in a marvellous moving venue - a victorian tent pitched at various Cape Town landmarks over the years. Look for the Zingara Show Tripadvisor profile to find where it's located in any particular year. So this is... More 

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We last attended a Madame Zingara 10 years ago and loved it. I mostly enjoyed the current production and top marks go to the chefs who produced world class food. The canapes were especially delicious and it was a nice touch to have a glass of bubbly upon arrival. The service was slick and friendly, the main acrobatic acts were... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A unique experience not to be missed. The minute you walk through the doors - you are whisked away to experience the magical world of Madame Zingara's. 18H30 - 19H00 = Welcome cocktail / champagne on arrival and then a quick walk through the "dress up" & face painting area - also meeting some of the amazing characters. From here... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Madame Zingara never failed to please and the new and bigger show did not disappoint. The hostess has an entire new wardrobe and is as entertaining as before. Loved the various acts and was blown away by the Spaniard and his strength. The French acrobats was another favourite. Service was excellent, the menu catered for most and our waitron was... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Another Cape Town amazing experience!!! What is currently playing is the Celebration Tour. It is wonderfully campy with the most amazing acts esp Saulo Sarmiento. The Belgium spiegeltent has glass mirrors, brocade & plush velvet, not to mention wait staff that change costumes at least 3 times. All food is wonderful and it is unbelievable that all 650 people are... More 

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Strandfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My name is Tamsyn Thomas, I attended Madame Zingara on 25 August 2015 and What an EPIC night! An unforgettable experience that blows you off your chair!! Everything from the decor to the food, to the atmosphere is INCREDIBLE! If you have not been at Madame Zingara before then i suggest you make a plan FAST!!! Its worth every penny... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I too remember the original restaurant and would agree that the food is no longer the priority. Having said that you won't go for the food, which by the way is still fine just not perfect as it was. You go for fun, atmosphere and an unforgettable night out. It's loads of fun and excitement. We had an absolutely fabulous... More 

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Cape Town
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was our first visit to the Madame Zingara dinner show and can't believe it's taken me all this time to go!! What an incredible evening - amazing acts, great food and wine.. Incredible talent :) We were sitting at the VIP section for a friends birthday - it wasn't cheap but at the end of the day, with all... More 

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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What an exciting experience! The food is amazing, trendy and innovative. And then the show, jaw-dropping stunts, amazing balancing acts, lively musical acts, which all adds up to a super night of entertainment. All the personnel is friendly, entertaining and super fast. An experience I will remember for a long time to come and I will definately encourage people to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As we had been to a previous show we sort of knew what to expect and probably ended up being a bit more critical. The new tent is huge, and amazing, great venue on the Grand Parade, ample parking, better facilities, etc. But the place was bursting at the seams. Dinner and show tickets were also a lot more than... More 

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  • Address: Orphan Street 7, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 86 162 3263

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