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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 10
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quirky and homely

On entering the restaurant it seems a little start, but as it filled up (and it does!) the atmosphere evolves and wraps you in warmth. The food is fantastic, a plethora of tastebud sensations. Our waitron was warm and wonderfully friendly and well informed about the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
susysue2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am a regular at Marikas as it is convenient, friendly service and most importantly good food, it being take aways or sit down. Especially the ribs. Well sized portion, with a generous salad or wedges as a side. Loads of meat on the bone and basting just perfect. Always a great option for a night out or in.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On entering the restaurant it seems a little start, but as it filled up (and it does!) the atmosphere evolves and wraps you in warmth. The food is fantastic, a plethora of tastebud sensations. Our waitron was warm and wonderfully friendly and well informed about the menu.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We last went to Marika's some years ago, and were unimpressed. But, after reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor, were tempted back. Mistake. We live close by, and decided to get take-outs for our evening meal. The reviews recommended the ribs and wedges, so that is what we ordered, together with deep fried calamari tentacles. We were told that our order... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you want fantastic, very typical Greek cuisine of a very high standard, in a typical relaxed atmosphere with relaxed and friendly owners & staff - this is the only place in Cape Town to go. Over the years we have eaten in various suburbs of Athens & on many Greek Islands, at nearly 100 taverna's. Very few come close... More 

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Cape Town
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Service is a litle slow and the waitress wasnt too friendly. But overall the food and vibe is great. My dolmades were a little on the lemony side but the food was really good. The ribs and the burgers are a definite yes. I think their outside area would be great with some heaters or a little fire place. Food... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I are regulars here for their greek atmosphere, and good food, but their real golden nugget is their ribs! Fall-off-the-bone tender on am amazing home-made basting - with a side of greek salad or wedges- thia is my favourite dish in cape town. Their meze platter with dolmadas, haloumi, tsatiki and humus with spinach and feta parcels... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant gives an authentic cultural experience. However, the taste and quality of the lamb did not match the hefty price that went with it. It seems the wraps are the best value-for-money meals on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We took some friends and family. My wife said that it was the closest experience to actually being on a Greek isalnd. The food was exxellent, and the service was great. Judy helped with suggestions and seemed to know her stuff.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of my firm local neighbourhood favourites. Comfy and casual. Crowd pleasers and fascinating people. Granny to the Trendy dude. South Africans to the Greeks (this says a lot about the food) and a whole lot more. Arguably the biggest selection of Greek Tapas and let me add, all homemade, from straight forward to complex. My firm favourite is the... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Recommended by friends and not disappointed. Excellent starters, Haloumi/Chicken Livers/Bringel. Ribs for main were magnificent, Calamari for my wife was excellent! We will definitely be going back! Thank you for great food and awesome service.

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Additional Information about Marika's

Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 21 465 2727
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 21 465 2727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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