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Mama Africa

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, good pricing, good music. The game menu is extensive and we thoroughly enjoyed the crocodile appetizer .

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Thank Charisse B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommended. Excellent selection of african dishes. There's also a band playing at night, which made our night a fun and great experience. I'm not sure, however, if the band plays every night.

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Confluence, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here 20 years ago and absolutely enjoyed the local atmosphere and offerings on the menu. Fast forward 20 years, and it's still just as good.

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Thank pwiegman
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I dined at Mama Africa on a recent visit to South Africa. I actually spied it from the balcony of a pub across the street, and asked a server at the pub about it, and was given a high recommendation, but advised to reserve. About an hour before the restaurant opened, I saw someone unlock the place, so I contacted... More 

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Thank Marc R
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place on the popular Long St. I would recommend booking in advance if you want a table. We went twice, and had to sit at a dark bar first time. Not a vast menu, but interesting. The signature dish is the mixed local African meat which is delightful and very tasty. Beer selection is also limited,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends & I were lucky enough to get a table at Mama Africa as we hadn't booked in advance & just walked in. It was so full and luckily we had to just wait for few mins to get a table. An amazing ambiance with great African music & delicious food + cocktails. Would definitely recommend this place to... More 

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Thank Arwa E
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depends on what you want..... Besides the usual variety of burgers, pizza and seafood cuisine in CT, this is the populist “must-eat” African tourist alternative to add a safari dish under your belt. We arrived without a reservation, hence we were given ordering and eating time of under 2 hours. After 8pm, there is an automatic auditory surcharge for the... More 

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Thank Kay L
Accra, Ghana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere because of the band, although very loud (we were sat near where the band were playing). The service started well, i.e. initial conversation but got a lot worse. Starter took 45 mins to be served. It was game kebabs (100 rand) and there was really nothing special about it - all tasted the same! For mains we had... More 

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Thank Theresonly1JP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there once and never again. The service was terrible, were seated and then waited for app. 20 minutes to get the menu and then another 20 minutes to get the attention of the waitress for ordering (still no drinks on the table). The food was below average, never had such a bad game in my life. The band was... More 

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Thank GermanEgyptfan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mama Africa is a wonderful Restaurant. It's menu has so many different options and almost all of it is delicious. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. They also have a little show (Singing and dancing)planned at night which is beautiful. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in Cape Town and want to experience African... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?