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“DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME TO VISIT THIS PLACE”

Mama Africa Eating House
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Brits
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME TO VISIT THIS PLACE”
Reviewed April 20, 2011

We visit the Restaurant twice. The first time for a lunch and the second time for a take away
The menu looks ok--But once you start ordering -They did not got this and they did not got that. .That leaves you with two choices --Chicken or Beef. The service is also poor with a long waiting time.In the mean time you are forced to eat baked peanuts to keep you busy.
The second visit made me decide to write a review .Again the options were limited due to no stock ??? .This was three days later.Your choices to select a Restaurant in town are very limited. You could visit the Hotels and Lodges but limited in town.The take away was the worst that i ever seen. I spoon of burnt meat on top of rice. Be warned and stay away from this place and rather visit the Boma

  • Visited April 2011
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2 Thank Johanloots
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere and dancers a real treat...”
Reviewed March 10, 2011

We ate here one night and had a lovely evening meeting other tourists and hadn't realized we were going to have entertainment with African dancers and band. Very well done .

  • Visited November 2010
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2 Thank muffetoz
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CapeTown
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed January 23, 2011

What fun and so unexpected !!!!
We were treated to traditional dancing where we were invited to join the dancers. Ha ha haaa, lots of laughs for all of us watching and then some local jazz musicians kept us entertained. Considering there was a power outage on that evening and the generators were working overtime, we SO enjoyed ourselves.
The food was traditional fare served in black cast iron pots with sadza. Absolutely delicious and excellent service too !!!! Lots of locals popped in too which was a good sign of a good place to enjoy our evening.
The whole evening including drinks for our table of 3 was $60 ... true value for money I would say.

  • Visited January 2011
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4 Thank hez0
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Vus_Moyo, S Media Marketing at Mama Africa Eating House, responded to this review, March 9, 2016
Thank you for that hope to see you again ;-)
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Traditional African cuisine at its best!”
Reviewed October 23, 2010

We loved our dinner at Mama Africa and would recommend it to anyone visiting Victoria Falls. The restaurant features several traditional African dishes that were fun to try . A lot of the options are beef, lamb, or chicken stews that are served in individual cast iron pots at the table. The stews come with the traditional "sadza", which is firm cornmeal-like grits, or polenta. The meals also include stewed greens and potatoes. There is a great atmosphere here, and there is a short show that is a little touristy, but fun. The restaurant offers indoor or outdoor seating, and is located in downtown Vic Falls. We felt very safe walking from our hotel (Ilala Lodge) to the restaurant.

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1 Thank ATLpch
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Vus_Moyo, S Media at Mama Africa Eating House, responded to this review, March 9, 2016
Thank you
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Awesome Food, Great Service”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

We found this place on our 2nd day and ate there every night. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious. The chicken cordon bleu was the best ever. Yummy. Wish I could eat there again. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the restaurant.

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Thank rwethere
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Vus_Moyo, S Media at Mama Africa Eating House, responded to this review, February 10, 2016
Thank you
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