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Marco's African Place

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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff is very friendly and the ambiance is really top notch. If you're new in town, traveling, and you're staying anywhere near Buitengracht St, this is just a short walk away. Make sure to get in around 8pm in time for the live music!

Thank SimpsonTide985
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to try African food and looked up tripadvisor recommendation. It sure was a good one. Atmosphere is nice. Performance is interesting. Food is good but a bit slow in serving as it is a very busy place with lots of tour groups. I tried game meat of course as they do not serve that in East Africa. I... More 

Thank Bluefooted2014
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Cape Town, we wanted to experience ethnic African cuisine and this restaurant did not disappoint! From crocodile, springbok and ostrich carpaccio to African worms, my family and I totally loved this place. The wait staff were so sweet, suggesting but not over suggesting the food. The food was interesting, to say the least. My 9 year old liked... More 

Thank Sonia C
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Great service, really delicious bread and entrees. We tried all of the local game. We enjoyed the dancers and live music.

Thank Susan H
Kendal, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit here. Charming service from Cindy, great range of food, and really good Marimba Band. Would love to go back sometime.

Thank ViewFromTheAbbey
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a bit of a whim when we decided we wanted something a little more traditional in terms of African cuisine. The food was very interesting (Chicken livers in peri peri was very tasty). I wish my butcher at home stocked ostrich and Kudu!!! The singers and dancers were good fun too. Yes it is a little... More 

Thank Mel30th
Whakatane, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good restaurant serving family type meals at realistic prices. Friendly service staff and a great atmosphere. The live entertainment of African music was great and really added to the meal. Not an intimate dinning experience but more suited to families, groups and those wanting a night off cooking.

Thank SootyNZ
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, the service was solid, and I really enjoyed the music. My study abroad group got taken around the restaurant with the dancers and danced at the front by the band, which was really fun.

Thank Alexandra Y
Zermatt, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Even it's a very touristic restaurant a lot of guests were locals when I was there for dinner. It is a good place for a "typical" African experience. Traditional food (great selection with numerous dishes), friendly staff (very warm hearted, even wore traditional costumes), a band & dancers ( the performance and music was excellent). The atmosphere was just amazing,... More 

Thank DeborahCH21
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you are looking for an "typical" African experience, Marco's is a good place for it. Traditional food, friendly staff, a band & dancers - they have it all. When we were there, most guests were African which is always a good sign. A word of warning though: Marco's doesn't do quiet. So if you want a slightly more quiet... More 

Thank Heidi F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214235412

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?