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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baklava” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
“mucver” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Barnett Street | Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were extemely lucky to visit Maria's on a balmy April evening. This allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the vibes of the square. Two in the party shared the vegetarian platter for two and I settled on the grilled calamari (or is it...More

Thank Douw S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came her following the recommendation of a seasoned African traveller. We phoned in the hope of an early table, and they fitted us in having asked to have the table back in an hour. No problem, though we were disappointed not to be able to...More

Thank drjcd
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Popped here at the recommendation of a regular and was not disappointed. Dined alfresco in a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were great. Had a range of meze dishes and the staff kept bringing more as the evening went on. Really relaxed location and completely different to...More

Thank hu10
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were invited at this restaurant by our neighbour friends and we had such an amazing experience. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious especially the mere platters. Well stocked and priced wine list. The baklava was out of this world.

Thank liz3471
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of six for dinner and were not disappointed. The waiter helped us choose many small plates to share which was an excellent choice. The food was delicious. Wine was also good. Definitely recommended.

Thank dana_kleyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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