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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 2727
Tue 18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 10:30 - 23:00
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Cape Town
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Loved by the locals, both times I've been to Marika's the place has been packed - you need to book. Decor is relaxed and unpretentious. My favourite dish is the pita and hummus - divine! The roast potatoes were sinful and the Greek coffee and baklava a delight. Had the lamb and pasta rice - tasty but very rich. The... More 

1 Thank ChazS50
Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Delicious food and a very extensive menu. All very reasonably priced. The owners very much are involved and were very friendly.

1 Thank Wannabe_Jetsetters!
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

In summary, we were celebrating 2 birthdays, but had a disappointing evening. The champagne we ordered was not available and the other Champagne option was expensive, but we had no alternative but to order it. The champagne and glasses were warm ; a large party arrived after us and starting getting their food first - they were family so were... More 

Thank alliebrouwer
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this review

Shame on you Ali Brouwer for writing this review after my explanation to you. Firstly, the Pongraz sparkling wine which you ordered was in stock but had only a couple of hours earlier been delivered and as such was not cold enough for us in good conscience to serve. You ordered the Graham Beck sparkling wine instead. As for the... More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice on our recent visit to Cape Town. Our main reason for going - that it was the closest restaurant to our hotel, but were delighted to find that the meals were very good indeed, as was the wine. Lovely views of the mountains even from inside. Would highly recommend.

2 Thank Liz H
Cape Town, South Africa
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Last night we had a lovely evening at Marika's. The food is extremely tasty and big portions. Well priced to the portion sizes. Good location with lovely views on the mountains around you. Our waitress was not friendly, but she warmed up. would have been a better experience if she smiled more!

Thank LauraMay22
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Marika's tonight and had the prawn special and the calamari. As we couldn't decide between the grilled and the fried calamari, our waitress, Meeka, suggested we do half half. They were both great but next time we will do grilled. The prawns were hot and tasty. Atmosphere was excellent. Meeka was friendly and gave us great service.... More 

Thank Kirsty S
Wilderness, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We always go to Marika's when in Cape Town .... a few times! Fantastic home cooked Greek goodness. Oven baked lamb to die for. The crispest roast potatoes. All this and excellent service from lovely young waitresses. And tonight we thought we were in Mozambique. AmAzing grilled calamari with lemon butter sauce and crisp beautiful salad. Followed by gorgeous puddings.... More 

Thank Lynne797
Cape Town
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Marike's this past Sunday. The food was delicious and the service excellent. There is a great choice of dishes. We ordered a selection to share. There are good table mountain and devil's peak views too. Pity that the wine list is limited and corkage is high, but overall this is a GREAT spot!

Thank Pikkewynct
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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went with a local friend and had a lovely night of food and laughs. The menu provided generous sized portions of taste dishes.

Thank ms62
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent, the wine was great and the waiter was super friendly. Nice small restaurant with a chilled atmosphere.

Thank Alida F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 2727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?