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Marco's African Place

15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
0214235412
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Carlsbad, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We went here 4 times during our 8 night stay in Cape Town. It was a block away from our B and B and had a terrific marimba band that played every night. The food and ambiance was great too but it was the band that kept us coming back. Even with the entertainment it was reasonably priced

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I came to Marco's for lunch on my last day in Cape Town. It was around 12:00 noon and I was the only one in the restaurant until I left around 13:00. I had the game plate that was OK, but not as good as the ones I had in other restaurants in the city. Service was good and I... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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100 reviews 100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We came here for dinner, we tried different traditional African dishes (they serve a variety of game dishes) and cocktails were nice as well. There is a different performance every night, we had some local group playing and singing in the local Xhosa. Only complaint would be that the music was extremely loud.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I were finally able to make it here for a Sunday night meal. We were pleasantly surprised to hear authentic live African music since it seems finding African music in Cape Town is a very difficult thing to do. The wait staff was excellent and although a little pricey the food was too. I would suggest however... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited last Saturday evening with family from the UK on their last night in Cape Town. Our party had Impala steaks and Springbok goulash which were delicious and perfectly cooked. The character and charm of this establishment was delightful. Entertainment for the evening was their Marimba band and they joined in the dancing. Wonderful experience and we'll definately be returning.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Diabolical. We waited nearly 2 hrs. When I complained to the manager (who was hiding in the kitchen) she said it was coming. 10 mins later 5 plates of slop arrived. It was beyond terrible. Cape Town is blessed with good restaurants. Avoid Marcos like the plague.

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Portland, Oregon, and Edinburgh, Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We wanted a true African meal and two African friends took us to this restaurant. It is not smart or elegant, but it oozes character and atmosphere. We did not have the courage to try the ostrich, springbok or kudu, but the liver and onions and Karoo lamb with saap and beans were delicious. The service was cheerful and a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I took a groop of 4 tourists to this restaurant. We all enjoyed the african music, they played in such a way that we could still talk to each other without shouting. It took a very long time for our food to be served (about 1 hour), and some 20 minutes between the first and the last of us being... More

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Schio, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We tried this restaurant for dinner during a Holiday and we had a nice and agreable experience. The staff was very friendly, the food was good and the athmosfere was really funny as there was a "marimba concert" during the whole dinner. Recommended!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I like their bread, it isso yummy, you'll ask for more. The African entertainment. The owner is personally there, and that gives the place its heart and real African hospitality.The toilets are downstairs so if you intend having a few drinks, ask to sit downstairs as the steps can be tricky to navigate after one too many. The service can... More

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