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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baklava” (10 reviews)
“moussaka” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 27 June 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 6 June 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 25 May 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I left the choice of restaurant for my belated birthday celebrations in the capable hands of my all-out-foodie best friend. She was feeling a tad nostalgic I think, and wanted to take me somewhere that was very special to her 20 years ago as student...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

What a charming restaurant, in a lovely setting in the heart of the city. My daughter and I sat outside under the shade of a plane tree, and had a most enjoyable lunch. We were served by a friendly waitress, who was efficiency personified. The...More

Thank Butch R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Maria's is my all time favourite restaurant in Cape Town. The food is exceptional every time and the staff are welcoming and friendly. The ambiance is perfect. I recommend the slow roasted lamb or the vegetarian burger... Which is more of a pita filled with...More

Thank MaxaJay
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Shady tables on a quiet leafy square away from trafficy roads (even if the square itself is a car park - missed opportunity, City of Cape Town!), well-portioned Greek dishes, friendly staff and cold beer. All the elements for a nice lunch were there! We...More

Thank NovaOrbis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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