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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Authentic

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
AlvinK1416
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St. Albert, Canada
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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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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 43 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

In addition to mediocre food, we were overcharged by R80 for vegetables. When querying this with the manager there was absolutely no admission or valuable discussion about this. In a city with many awesome options - rather give this place a skip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We wanted to go to a restaurant in the Bo Kaap area before we left Capetown. There are several to choose from. We ended up going to Marcos'. The decor is wonderful - the service and food were very good, and the entertainment was a lot of fun to listen to a watch. I'm glad we didn't miss this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Based in the culturally rich Bo Kaap area,Marcos serves up indigenous African and Cape cuisine with live music.Expert dishes as springbok and kudu for those who like game meat or tripe,savoury and of course, samp and beans.Contact:+27(0)21 423 5412

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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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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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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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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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