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Marco's African Place

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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
0214235412
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A really great African experience

Upon arrival we arrived to a busy restaurant with a great buzz and atmosphere. We were seated within minutes upstairs and our waitress was efficient and clear in all of her interactions with us. The food itself was really great-the ostrich fillet with a peppercorn sauce was my choice of meal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sue4680
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon arrival we arrived to a busy restaurant with a great buzz and atmosphere. We were seated within minutes upstairs and our waitress was efficient and clear in all of her interactions with us. The food itself was really great-the ostrich fillet with a peppercorn sauce was my choice of meal and was absolutely perfectly done according to my request.... More 

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Thank Sue4680
PARIS
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our evening at Marco's was great! The food was beautiful and the show spectacular! The service is very friendly and nice

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Thank OSLO10
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kept walking past this place as very close to where we stayed. Went for a relaxing dinner. Band and dancing was on when we arrived. Sat down and could barely talk to each other as the band was so loud- would be more appropriate for after dinner entertainment. Food was nice and service was fine.

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Thank Rachael Y
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we asked our concierge for advice on where to eat good African food and he sent us here. Seemed very popular with the locals and some interesting and tasty dishes. The entertainment and atmosphere were unbeatable. Watching the local children join in with the band was heart warming. Our waitress was lovely and even persuaded me to try caterpillars...very chewy!!

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Thank Cuckooscot
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really nice place, with lots of local foods. I had a platter with Springbok, Kudu and crocodile and it tasted lovely. Big portions also

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Thank 509ulfh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a South African restaurant in Cape Town, we decided on Marco's after reading some good reviews and were not disappointed. We were able to book online easily which was helpful as we were visiting over New Year and everywhere was very busy for bookings. The menu has some very exotic dishes (for us, coming from the UK) and... More 

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Thank Sarah I
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We booked a table for 9 at the last minute and they managed to accommodate us that evening. We sat at a long table in the main dining area in front of the stage whilst the band played excellent smooth African Jazz. The atmosphere was lively and we were promptly served by our waitress. The food was excellent and included... More 

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Thank Paul D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited Marcos African Place on New Years day with my boyfriend and another couple, we had an extremely vibrant and enjoyable dinner. There were live traditional performances and the food served was of a high standard and flavour.

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Thank tunomuinyo
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

To start with something positive the sidedish were allright. T-Bone and rumpsteak (both on special menue were of really poor quality and overcooked. When we mentioned that to the waiter and manager they told us that the steaks were as ordered. Wouldn't recommend to anybody to go there.

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Thank Marcus0404
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

What an amazing experience this place is proper African food and African entertainment. This is the place where the locals eat and where people queue to get in. Don't expect anything on the menu that is something you have tried before. Our waiter brought the specials board to our table and began going through things such as pickled warthog,sheep's trotters... More 

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Thank Graham S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214235412

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?