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“Great experience at Mama Africa”
Review of Mama Africa

Mama Africa
Ranked #118 of 1,223 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 12, 2013

A group of 18 of us had dinner here on our last night in Africa. We had awesome wait staff, food was excellent, loved the live music, and even other customers contributed to my experience of the place. There were two women sitting at a table near me & when I couldn't decide what to order, one of them invited me to taste her dinner. It was the Zimbabwean Dovi & it was SO good. Hope to eat here again someday!

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Thank 101travelerNo_CA
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We'd read about this place in various guide books and because it had been recommended we thought we'd try it out. Have to say that the food was pretty average as was the service and it was very noisy and really not very inspiring. I would not return.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This African restaurant had everything you're looking to try - wild game, local beer and African music. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the food was good.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Review alert: we actually went here July 2011

This was a recommendation from the hotel, that this was a good restaurant for game.

We managed to book a table, this restaurant is often booked out, as it was the night we went, midweek too, a good sign.

The food was very good, the noise of all the people and then the band was less good.

Its quite cramped, they certainly get the people in.

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Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had a great meal but there is a live band which makes conversation impossible. Also if you sit close to the stage you are charged an additional $15 dollars. The band members circulate thru the restaurant trying to sell their CD's - didn't like that.
Lunch or early dinner would suite me fine next time as the food is great.

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Thank Jan B
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