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Madame Zingara's

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Orphan Street 7, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 86 162 3263
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Do it once

Quite the most spectacular dining experience you could ever hope to have. Extraordinary, bewildering, absorbing.. you can't express through the right adjectives just how entertaining it is. But only do it once as nothing will beat the surprise it takes you by. Seriously weird and wonderful. 😀

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roger S
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite the most spectacular dining experience you could ever hope to have. Extraordinary, bewildering, absorbing.. you can't express through the right adjectives just how entertaining it is. But only do it once as nothing will beat the surprise it takes you by. Seriously weird and wonderful. 😀

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Thank Roger S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to MZ 3 times in the past and thoroughly enjoying it I was really looking forward to this years show at Monte. Sadly it did not live up to the expectation. Disappointing compared to previous years and definitely watered down. We were not offered the promised welcome drinks/canapes, the table decor was bland and boring, three bread rolls... More 

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1 Thank RPaddy2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my family do Madame Zingaras once a year and it is just amazing you get to have amazing food and watch a great show full of laughter and acrobatic amazement. The best thing on the menu is there chocolate cilli fillet it's truly out of this world. A must go place if you in Jhb, Cpt, Durban it... More 

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Thank mariusb433
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Disappointing compared to the previous two shows. The food was okay, the service not that great, the drag queens' foul language distasteful, almost embarrassing and the acts boring. Despite paying the full ticket prices we were charged an extra R80.00 cover charge on the final bill and then was expected to pay an additional tip to the waiter? Would not... More 

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Thank Dejagerkies
Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We went to the Madame Zingara this past Saturday(5th Dec 2015) in Jhb, Monte casino. I had kept it as a surprise for my fiancé for months expecting the amazing show it used to be. But Sadly, it was such a disappointment. There was just way too much average singing and blank spaces during the show. There were hardly any... More 

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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Oh dear, definitely not what it used to be. I had the privilege of going to the 2013 MZ at Waterfront three times, and the one at the Grand Parade twice. Worlds apart in all aspects; food, service and very sadly, the most important part, the show. Look, Cathay Specific will always be phenomenal - but where did the acts... More 

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Thank GeoFoodFanatic
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I had never been before , visited in Sept 2015 and quite an experience. We attended a Friday afternoon matinee and it was pretty much sold out , which was quite a surprise. When one enters it's as if you leave the real world behind and you get a few surprises along the way. The acts were very good ,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table of 30 in the silver circle. The evening was disappointing, food was below usual standard. The service was virtually non - existent. One in four ordered drinks arrived, I paid extra for Kosher and Halaal meals that the waitrons kept on mixing up. And insisted on screaming the menu over the speacial meal patrons instead of... More 

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1 Thank Sandy P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This without doubt the best evening you will spend your money on.The most delicious dinner and world a class entertainment from beginning to end.

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1 Thank Carole S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Awesome experience , fun night . LOVE the artist , food was amazing .Worth every penny :) Thank you to the wonderful staff as well :)

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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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