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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
everything was great but very loud

We'd been told about this place by a local and it really is a place locals visit. The staff are really friendly, food is good and its nice to feel you're in a place for locals not tourists. The one element that put a dampener on the night was the band - they weren't bad but they were so loud... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We'd been told about this place by a local and it really is a place locals visit. The staff are really friendly, food is good and its nice to feel you're in a place for locals not tourists. The one element that put a dampener on the night was the band - they weren't bad but they were so loud... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Best place to have your African food. I loved the place and would recommend the place. The music, the service, the vibe,,

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chicago, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a real African meal. There was excellent live entertainment, excellent service, a comfortable ambiance, and amazing African food served in huge portions.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A quick walk from our B&B and well worth it. We each had the Pan African Platter which was great. The music added a nice touch, and was not overwhelming, allowing us to talk during our meal. A nice mix of clientele. The wait staff were really pleasant. The only disappointment was that they were out of the chocolate dessert.... More 

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Nyack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Food and music and community. Total blast. I wouldn't miss going to Marcos and though you can eat just about anyone - I dug the veggie platter!

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Wen you visit Cape Town and want to experience Africa Markos is the place not to miss. The Music is spectacular. Birthday Event for your loved or friend the African Way look no further. Their food is REAL AFRICAN DISH and Portions are African Size. Environment Ambiance, Ubuntu ( African-ness) is a way of life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Real african food and good Service. The african platter I got was perfect and it Made my day. The waiter taught me Xhosa as well :D. I can highly recommend it for everyone who visits capetown and wants to experience the african style of cooking.

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal and the entertainment here. Was recommended by a local which is always a good sign .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nothing can ruin a great evening like feeling ripped off... we had to just shake it off as "tourist tax". We were staying in the neighborhood and decided to have drinks here after dinner. For drinks only, one can pay a small cover and sit in the main room...or sit in the bar wipartial view with no cover. We sat... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Definitely our favorite restaurant in Cape Town! The atmosphere is absolutely unbeatable. The music and dancing is excellent and so much fun to watch, but without being too overpowering or intrusive (you can watch/listen while still being able to hold a conversation!). The food is great and has a wide variety of dishes-- think everything from the infamous smileys (boiled... More 

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Additional Information about Marco's African Place

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