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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 - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Great Food & Entertainment

Had a wonderful night here while staying around the corner at the Rouge on Rose - loved the food and entertainment. I had the impala that was just delicious where as the others had the Peri Peri chicken and the Kudu. If I get the chance to be in Cape Town again, will definitely come back

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
marrob1
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was mostly frozen,and bland staff waiting for restaurant to open when we arrived. We are still waiting for the band to arrive. Service fine, some dishes made me gag but not sure to what it was but how it tasted! Try adding some spices or herbs.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful night here while staying around the corner at the Rouge on Rose - loved the food and entertainment. I had the impala that was just delicious where as the others had the Peri Peri chicken and the Kudu. If I get the chance to be in Cape Town again, will definitely come back

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is your local african cuisine place to eat at. The food was beautiful, fresh and tasty! I loved the idea of being given warm soapy water to eat you oxtail!! Just awesome!! And yes, you can buy an african design shirt or 2 to go!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Yes, Marco's is a bit touristy, but worth it. They have a good menu of mostly meat and a couple of pasta dishes. I was hoping there would have been some fish entrees since we are by the ocean, so that was the only bummer. Their entree prices range R100-135 and are enormous portions (I could only eat half). Marco's... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

From the eye the building is or appears to be old, but step in and the staff are friendly, the atmosphere is very unique and enjoyable. Music was loud but fun. The meat are divine. Just have a good bottle of red wine and sit back and enjoy African music. Recommend to book a table upfront and not in the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Definitely very "Africa", Spring bock, kudu etc. Also good portions. Great prices! Great music. You can eat well with four people for around 75€. Downside here: it was not very busy but main course took 1:20 hours. Asking for glas of water took 3 times asking and 15 min. Service very untrained and without any passion-

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Hint: live music starts at 7:30pm! Because it is getting packed by that time I would recommend to reserve a table upfront!

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great meal; loud but fun music; diverse crowd; parking available with car guard; highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I visited Marco's first as a tourist and then, a couple of years later, as a resident. As a tourist, I was very impressed by the music, the service - the owner and his wife were also present, graciously greeting guests - the variety and quality of the food (especially meat/game) on offer. However, I thought it was a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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