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Marco's African Place

15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with a group and had a great evening of African food and music. A live band played, along with three dancers, and the rest of us were soon up there joining in with the dancing. It's a noisy place so don't come...More

Thank rayatkinson
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello rayatkinson, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to experience great local music live in Marcos. All musicians were really enjoying playing and the playlist was full of surprises... Though the quality and variety of the dishes are barely above average, if you’re up for African cuisine and want...More

Thank Kurklu
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kurklu, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the live entertainment and thank you for your feedback on your expereicne of the food.

Reviewed 13 January 2018

at first I wasn't sure stepping into the place what to expect, but in fact a lot of locals come to this place for dinner/celebration. They place music here all night and they have male and female vocalists and are very lively. They charge a...More

Thank AHY2014
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello AHY2014, Thank you for sharing your Marco's African Place experience with us. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of spending new yrs eve at this place. I must say the band was vibey and tye crowd was lovely. The service from the waitress was nice. But the food could be better. I had umngqusho and oxtail. At the price...More

Thank lwandoruga
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hello lwandoruga, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We are sad to hear you were disappointment in your meal and have immediately addressed the issues you highlighted. We hope you will reconsider and give us another try....More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Friendly atmosphere Good quality food Live band and dancers during the meal You have to reserve, it's always full

Thank Frederic D
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hello Frederic D, Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and live entertainment.

Reviewed 31 December 2017

I always enjoy taking groups to Marco's in Cape Town. The food is usually great but the vibe, the music, the dancing, the great service and the welcome of the owner is usually excellent...

Thank Edwin A
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Wow, thank you for your lovely review, Edwin A! We are looking forward to your next visist!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

The food was fantastic, we mixed traditional African with western. Fried worms, impala steaks with normal steaks. Wine very well priced and very good selection. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful. The African entertainment was great as well, again mixing traditional with western music...More

1  Thank Ian0964
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, Ian0964. We are so glad to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit to Marco’s. It was a great way to sample traditional foods without having to commit to a whole springbok steak. We tried ostrich, kudu, springbok, crocodile, and caterpillar. Though I didn’t finish the caterpillar because it wasn’t my thing, everything was...More

Thank rhyamb
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hello Rhyamb, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and could sample multiple of our traditional foods. We hope you will come visit us again.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

On Friday evening me and my friend visited Marcos. We had the samp and oxtail both lovely!! The music and atmosphere was marvelous. We sang and danced. But the night was nearly ruined in the beginning by the attitude of ALL the staff to the...More

Thank Zakithi M
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hello Zakithi M, we are sorry to hear about your experience. Customer service is a top priority for us. Our corkage policy is that we only allow 2 bottles of wine from outside the establishment. Hope you will give us another try.

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went with friends from Sweden. We actually enjoyed it although it is very touristy. The food was disappointing, but the live music definitely made up for everything. We ended up dancing to the cool african tunes!

Thank liesbettebs
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hello liesbettebs, Thank you for writing to us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the live entertainment and we apologies that you did not enjoy your meal. We hope you will give us another try.

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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
would make a booking for the balcony setting, as you have a better view of the band. music is very enjoyable, but don't expect too much of the food or service. booking before 7.30pm should be good. Enjoy your stay in Cape... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 5412
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