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Marco's African Place

15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today

We stayed in the Sun Square hotel and were referred to the restaurant as an authentic South African restaurant. The waitresses were friendly and efficient and their dress colourful. The music was african (not south african) and somewhat load which curtailed conversation. The food whilst...More

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for visitors to Cape Town with a range of African dishes to die for (Serengeti Platter - brilliant) and local music heavily attended by locals and all at a modest price.

Thank 645Bernie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, this is more like a tourist spot. Food is decent, good effort in entertainment. A bit pricey though. Food: Tried the African Platter, which consists of Kudu, Ostrich and Springbok. Texture and doneness is quite good. Their Chicken dish (forgot the name...it’s called something...More

Thank daabatman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Sun Square hotel in Cape Town. Across the street from our window in our room we saw a building with the words "Marco's Restaurant" on it. We decided to walk across the street to check it out. At...More

Thank Sam T
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Morning Sam T, The team here at Marco's African Place is thrilled to read about your awesome experience with us and excellent rating, thank you and looking forward seeing you real soon!

Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is situated not far from the convention centre or the waterfront. Although I visited in the afternoon I have to comment that it offers live African music during the evenings with a full set of live band on stage (CDs sold at counter)....More

Thank georgevrio
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review, George! We work hard to meet our customers expectations and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

Reviewed May 13, 2018

In late April 2018 we went to Marco's place for dinner. The food was good and the entertainment was a lot of fun. But what really made this place was the people. The locals were friendly, willing on talk and share their thoughts, and the...More

Thank chris c
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Afternoon Chris C, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining and entertainment at our restaurant and aims to provide a truly unique experience, we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

So a bit of a tourist mecca.....but so what? Had a great evening with a business party of 20. Fab food and band to create atmosphere. Both locals and 'outsiders' dining side by side.

Thank MontyL69
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hi MontyL69, Wow! Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure serving you, and made our day here at Marco's African Place in Cape Town (Sunny South Africa)

Reviewed April 29, 2018

After our first visit we went back four times because the place was just that nice. Excellent food with reasonable prices (compared to the waterfront) combined with live music. The artists start at 2000 on daily bases and there is no extra charge for the...More

Thank Whiskey_Tango_01
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Marco's African Place here in Cape Town (Sunny South Africa)!

Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had the serengeti platter and the pan african platter including Pap. Everything was cooked perfectly, so much better that somewhere else we had eaten in Namibia. All reasonably priced. However, had to pay a charge of 20 rand pp for the music, which was...More

Thank Mel_wom
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hello Mel_wom, thank you for writing us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope you enjoyed the entertainment too.

Reviewed March 28, 2018

Went here with a group of around 20 friends at the end of our 2 week tour. We had an excellent evening. Excellent atmosphere with great music from African band plus some dancing (and participation from some of our group), though not too loud. Food...More

Thank Prospector1
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hello Prospector1, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you had such a great time at Marco's at the end of your tour. We are looking forward to seeing you next time you visit Cape Town!

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April 24, 2016|
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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
would make a booking for the balcony setting, as you have a better view of the band. music is very enjoyable, but don't expect too much of the food or service. booking before 7.30pm should be good. Enjoy your stay in Cape... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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
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: +27 21 423 5412
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