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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to have what appeared to be authentic African fare. It was busy and crowded and loud, all fun. The service is very good; a huge chalkboard of starters and specials is presented first and then the food begins to arrive....More

Thank Tim R
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Tim, Thank you for reaching out to us. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Marco's African Place in the colourful neighborhood of Bo'Kaap. Marco's has a wide range of traditional African recipes (mostly meat or fish but also some vegetarian choices). You can have springbok, kudu, sheep's head, crocodile and much more. It is a...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable atmosphere. Fairly friendly waiters. We had the platter with ostrich, kudu and springbok . they offer other meats on the same platter sometimes, so you may get different ones, like crocodile.Unfortunately I couldn't tell the difference between the 3 meats served. You probably need...More

Thank Paul460h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel, and rightly so. We booked ahead (a must) and had a table on the balcony overlooking the main area and stage. Food was plentiful, tasty and good value. The live music was brilliant and highly entertaining. Audience participation...More

Thank Andrew K
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Andrew K, We are so glad to hear you had such a great time at our establishment. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of african food in a nice place with a musical show (yo have to pay an extra for the show)

Thank maryapa2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seating was good and for 20R cover you get to see the music entertainment as well. The food portions were big and it was quite tasty...though I wouldn't say it was amazing. The band there...they seemed to be using traditional instruments but were playing...More

Thank espressotea
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Espressotea, Thank you for your feedback. We always love to hear from our guests.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh wow, what a night....the wait was about 45 minutes but so worth it. The music and entertainment was amazing and very upbeat.....the food was delicious and there was a variety of specials reasonably priced. This is a must go on your travels to Cape...More

Thank JOe-Paula2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal here very early into a 3 week tour Exodus, and still after multiple other meals out during the trip, this meal remained my favourite. The atmosphere was lovely and felt very authentic. Staff were warm and welcoming and not at all...More

Thank Emily S
Bongeka, Guest Relations Manager at Marco's African Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Emily, Thank you for the fantastic review. We hope to see you again on your next tour!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Marcos African place has come a long way over the years. It shows that with patience and commitment one can create an amazing venue. The food is local African cuisine, expect to find all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures on the menu, from delicacies...More

Thank Constant N
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

You can have multiple game meat dishes or other typical african foods while having a very nice dance and music live show

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25 April 2016|
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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
  • Value
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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