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Marco's African Place

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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Mission, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the best restaurant that we went to in South Africa. The traditional food and entertainment was top notch.

Thank Delisabeth7
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287 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a blast at Marco's. They have a live band that is excellent. A diverse crowd which is fun, not too touristy. Service is friendly. Food is ok, not great, but good enough. Despite that I would go back again. It's just a fun, feel good place.

Thank Andrea S
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Marco's on my recent visit to Cape Town. The food was delish and the entertainment was great. Our waiter was friendly and professional. He described the many specials to us and made many suggestions to us. Drinks were good as well.

Thank Sharon T
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service and simple, tasty, inexpensive food that does not take itself too seriously. Fun chance to try some more obscure local delicacies such as crispy caterpillars and in-house brewed Zimbabwe 'beer'. Not recommended for those who are more interested in a wine pairing and degustation

Thank Soo-Lin L
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the staff is very attentive. Our waitron spent a lot of time with us going over the specials & answering questions. They bring amazing fresh homemade bread with butter to the table. I could've made a meal of that alone. It was so soft & tasty! We had impala, springbok & kudu; all were cooked to perfection. The bartender... More 

Thank Carrie A C
Halifax, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab your spirit of adventure and head here for a totally different eating (and cultural) experience. Kudu, ostrich, impala - they are here and I sampled all three to great satisfaction. The others I was with were less adventurous but pronounced their steaks and fish to be wonderful too. After pudding, the entertainment - African musicians and dancers - kept... More 

Thank JohnofHalifax
Santiago, Chile
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268 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While walking down Long Street we asked for African food places. This was in the list and was the closest. It was lunch time and only part of the second floor was being used. Bad sign, we thought, but food and service were very good. We had different meats: ostrich, impala, crocodile, springbok and kudu. I found the polenta-like side... More 

Thank Argosjeria
Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, it is touristic. But there were also african people for dinner. We had excellent game steaks (Springbok, Kudu, ostrich and Impala) and the music and especially the dancers were big fun. We enjoyed our evening very much.

Thank ingka
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The food was a delightful experience and we had the platter with crocodile tail, kudu steak and springbok meat. Later ox tongue too. The fried caterpillar was actually delicious once we got over the psychological hurdle that we were eating what used to crawl. Then the band started and the whole atmosphere took on an energy of its own -... More 

Thank Dan K
Lancaster, Pa
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We reserved a table for 6 (traveling with a group of co-workers) and had a nice meal. It was hot at first (seated upstairs) but then there was some air later and that made the experience much nicer. We ordered a variety of food and it was all good, we enjoyed our meals. The service was attentive. We didn't stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?