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“A reasonable place to try African cooking” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mama Africa Eating House

Mama Africa Eating House
Victoria Falls Road, Victoria Falls zw, Zimbabwe
(013) 41725
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Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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55 restaurant reviews
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“A reasonable place to try African cooking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We tried the hunter's hot pot (one of several on offer) and a steak here recently. The hot pot was a tasty and very tender meat (kudu) and veg stew served in an attractive pot. Unfortunately the steak was overcooked and very tough. Definitely a bad choice.

Prices are reasonable for Victoria Falls but by no means "cheap" in a more general sense. We didn't try the wine, prefering instead the local beer. Service was good - attentive without being intrusive.

A local group singing classics added a nice ambience. The outdoor seating is definitely recommended over the tables inside. If the night we were here is any guide the restaurant appears to be a favourite with tour groups.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Good food but watered wine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The crocodile was very good, but the wine was awful and obviously watered (and expensive). Stay with the beer! They had life music and the atmosphere was overall nice but price/value is only average.

Visited January 2014
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Munich, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't go here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We ordered five different meals and only enjoyed one of them. The band didn't know how to sing. Simply: Don't go there! There are better options at Victoria Falls.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“new years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

had a great new years here. The band played some great tunes. They didn't know the lyrics but could do the chorus just fine.
Had a great night! Food was good too... and the service

Visited December 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“African Cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

seemed a bit chaotic, but finally found a place to sit. Ordered the game of the day chicken hot pot at 18 USD, which for South Africans is expensive considering the small portions

Visited December 2013
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