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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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun African place to eat...

Food was good. Staff friendly and helpful explaining what food is what. Music and dancing entertaining. This is not the place for a romantic meal as the live African music is playing most of the night. Weird seeing my husband Eat most of the animals we saw on safari! I'm a vegetarian and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Michelle S
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london
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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london
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was good. Staff friendly and helpful explaining what food is what. Music and dancing entertaining. This is not the place for a romantic meal as the live African music is playing most of the night. Weird seeing my husband Eat most of the animals we saw on safari! I'm a vegetarian and there was plenty for me to eat.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

this place has beautiful african design on it and carter for both locals and tourist and its situated in the quite side of cape town CBD, you find all african traditional food and sea food under one roof, my favorite starter is Themba’s Meatballs and i even tasted crocodile tail there to add more taste to their menu, they have... More 

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pretoria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Marco's African Place is must when you visit Capetown. The food, order Ox Tongue with Samp or traditional chicken with Samp or Dumplings it was exquisite. Or order a platter which is feast of meat...yummmy

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is place for both locals & tourists. Comfortably multi-racial. This is the restaurant to visit for a wonderfully South African atmosphere. There was a 5 piece band & an excellent & entertaining singer. She had at least half of the patrons swaying with the music. Lots of female patrons & a few men got up to dance & everyone... More 

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Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's hard to give this place a fair rating, as it is 'over the top' in a way that appeals to some folk, but not to others (me, for example!). The restaurant is in an unattractive corner of town and little effort has been placed on its décor, ambience or lighting. The menu is full of exotic (for a European)... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great fun. You're going predominantly for the vibe rather than the food. Two out of the three bands on the night we were there were top notch. It was New Year's Eve, the place was packed, it was really great, laid back fun. Staff were really friendly - and promptly helpful while staying in with the laid back attitude that... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Homely environment, soothing beautiful Marimba music. Nostalgic kind of an environment. My kids enjoyed being here. The food though, not what I hoped for; I was very disappointed to be honest. However, I would like to pay them a visit again and hopefully be served by someone who will be hospitable enough as in explaining the menu to the patrons... More 

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Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a stunning place, full of fun, sound and dance!!! And not to forget the awesome food - to die for!!!

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Malaga, Spain
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209 reviews 209 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great live African music and also African food such as Ostrich ( very good) Impala and Kurdu and sometimes Crocodile as well as a normal menu.. Good service and an excellent atmosphere at a reasonable cost. We had tired another African restaurant we were very disappointed. Marcos Marcos made more than up for that.

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Oslo, Norway
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

First of all, I would recommend people to book ahead as it seems to be quite a popular place that is easily crowded. We were a group of 10 people, it was no problem to book in the morning for the evening. They offer local food with all the game meat one can wish for. The impala steak was very... More 

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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
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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