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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 2727
10:30 - 23:00
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All hours
Tue 18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 10:30 - 23:00
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Wilderness, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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153 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A great place to enjoy authentic greek food in a relaxed atmosphere in the City Bowl area. The service is great too.

Thank Allison F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Bewn going for 10 years ao that in itself tells you enough about this gem. We were recommended this place by a few people and it didn't disappoint. Lovely family place, the type you can visit often. Excellent service, out waitress was just lovely and the owner came round 3 times to check if we were happy. So friendly and... More 

1 Thank JuliaLopesZa
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Marikas is a very small, unassuming little restaurant, above a convenience store in upper buitenkant street. I found this restaurant through using the entertainer, my second visit. My husband had the lamb baked in lemon and herbs, it was most divine. My daughter had the calamari with Kritharaki(pasta rice with tomato), was delicious, but a bit pricey for calamari, R146.... More 

Thank Agilap
Ede, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

On our second visit to Marika’s, a nice little family restaurant with typical bare furnishings, we opted to eat seafood. On out first visit we had the mezze platter, moussaka and kleftiko, which were all great. Now we had the mezze for the second time and it was good again. The main however, was a bit disappointing. The calamari was... More 

Thank jeroenvissers
Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Truly fantastic Greek in a relaxed al fresco atmosphere. From the calamari to the lamb, everything was perfectly cooked. Service was very friendly too. Would definitely go back.

Thank gavisphere
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

situated above a convenience store, but don't be put off by this...if you are looking for an authentic Greek eating experience this is the place to head for. It's a family business and the owners are friendly and never stop to go the extra mile for their customers. the best Taramasalata I have ever had. reasonably priced with a homely... More 

Thank 52Shelley52

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?