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Maria's Greek Cafe & Restaurant

31 Barnett Street | Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 3333
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Turkish, International, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Barnett Street | Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a lovely experience. Maria's is very cosy, there is a downstairs and upstairs. We were lucky to get a table by just walking in, but I'd recommend a reservation. The staff was really friendly and nice. The service was good. I had the chickpea...More

Thank Liani G
Reviewed 2 days ago

On my recent trip to cape-town my friend suggested we visit this little gem in the heart of cape-town... we ordered the fried calamari , the veg platter for one as well as the spinach and feta phyllo pastry .The fried calamari was extremely fresh...More

Thank foodieprincess93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marias has the best of both worlds in terms of atmosphere and food. Downstairs has a warm bustling and lively energy and upstairs has a quieter intimate setting, both over looking the quaint Dunkley Square. The food, also offering the option of absolutley delicious shared...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read a recommendation in national newspaper in UK and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, I had the slow cooked lamb and my husband had chicken which was so tasty. They also cooked lamb burgers for our children who have severe...More

Thank susanK8721QS
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We had a really lovely evening at Maria's. The food was great and we all enjoyed the shared dishes a lot. Great seafood and vegetarian options. Friendly service and a very lively, happy setting. All perfect!

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed August 13, 2017

While in Cape Town we stayed at Dunkley Square. After our first meal, we felt it was excellent so later in the week we went again. It was amazing a second time ... so we went a third time and did take out a 4th...More

Thank GolfGuy777
Reviewed July 19, 2017

My third visit, and this time with a child, who couldn't get enough of the chicken skewers and grilled haloumi! Fabulous starters, I wasn't mad about the lamb for mains, but that's my preference. Delicious baklava. Excellent service, really, she was so in control with...More

Thank Champagnia
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

You can always bet on good soul food ... been coming here since the seventies always a great choice the slow cooked lamb is a hit got a bit of a tart bite but excellent quality nice wines I had a Bordeaux blend lovely vibe...More

Thank drpaulfoodlover
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Delicious, good quality, nice size portions. Probably the best Greek food in C T. Small rustic style restaurant. Must book otherwise you will not get a table.

Thank mindasyougo
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Years ago, when Maria ran/owed this restaurant, I used to go there regularly. it was excellent and the lamb giouvetsi was great. After Maria left, the standard went down. Recently a friend convinced me to go there again. This was the worst eating experience I...More

Thank 546james
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Barnett Street | Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 3333
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