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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Township cuisine at it's best

Not for the luxurious lifestyle. Pop into Mzoli"s and experience true S.A barbeque cuisine. Don't expect 5 star because all you get is the best braai meat at the most reasonable prices ever. The DJ and his vibe make up for the lack of luxury - must do for all tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not for the luxurious lifestyle. Pop into Mzoli"s and experience true S.A barbeque cuisine. Don't expect 5 star because all you get is the best braai meat at the most reasonable prices ever. The DJ and his vibe make up for the lack of luxury - must do for all tourists.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Loved Mzoli's when I was living in Cape Town. The meat, food and sauce are awesome. Music is awesome. It's chilled and fun, gets you dancing... best African Braai experience. I'd suggest going a lil' early because everyone will be queuing up, but it's totally worth the wait. Amazing experience and awesome food.

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King William's Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Situated in Section 3, Gugulethu Township, Mzoli's offers the best braai extravaganza in Cape Town. You feel the touch of township life! The problem is overcrowding as everyone wants to enjoy the mouth watering spices that are unique to this meat house!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was the first time that I have ever been to Mzoli's ...and it will definatly not be the last time. A well run local eatery in Langa. Clean, organised and systematic. The whole process from the time you walk into the door of Mzoli's to the time you sit down in the cafeteria like area next door is an... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is located in a township called Guguletu about 20 minutes outside the center of Cape Town. We went for lunch... it was incredible. The place was packed. We got our drinks in a small house across the street. We then waited in line to get our meat picked out and then cooked. We paid and sat down in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a whole new experience within a Township. We were here during load shedding. They have a generator to keep the meat cool. The taste of the meat was so good, you just want to have more and more! Very close to the airport so combine it with your trip to our from the airport.

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Margam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Slight trepidation about eating here. Meats in display cabinet looked thoroughly fresh. Seeing the traditional stoves, with the wood piled high at the sides was quite something. Basic approach taken. Escorted through the kitchens to the canopied area at the side of the building. This where the party happens after sun-down. We arrived around lunchtime, so no party atmosphere. Food... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed the music and food. Though I would never go there again as I experienced what I wanted to see and experience. The owner is very nice towards the people but having been to Shisa Nyama busy Corner in Johannesburg I still would choose jhb to CT when it comes to the meat

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Confused by some of the reviews here. I went with a large group of friends and it was absolutely INCREDIBLE. One of the best day parties I've ever attended - and what an experience! Pick your meat, they'll cook it for you... go next door and buy cutlery/plates if you want... BYOB... and then party for the entire day. Great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Mzoli's has some of the best meat that I've ever had in my life! My boyfriend also agrees. The secret definitely lies in the seasoning. We were in Cape Town for two weeks and went to Mzoli's each week. Even then I was a little sad we didn't go the day prior to leaving. We absolutely love Mzoli's and have... More 

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Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
Cuisine: African, International, Barbecue, Grill

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  • Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: African, International, Barbecue, Grill

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