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Maria's Greek Cafe & Restaurant

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31 Barnett Street | Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 3333
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Bern, Switzerland
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 ate the lamb pita, chicken souvlaki, fried calamari, dolmas and tzatziki - and every last... More 

Thank NovaOrbis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 kalamari?). We all enjoyed the Cape climate, the setting, wine, hospitality and obviously the food.... More 

Thank Douw S
Newcastle upon Tyne
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169 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 order some tapas starters. Just as well as it turns out - the house specialty... More 

Thank drjcd
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 other Cape experiences.

Thank hu10
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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8 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The location of this place is awesome. The staff were super-friendly and perfectly attentive. I really appreciated that the water was constantly replenished. It has a great look and feel. I wasn't wild about my choices of food, so I would like to go again and choose differently. I found the fried calamari not to my liking, a bit lacking... More 

Thank Ben H
Cape Town
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Greek food matched by friendly and efficient service! The decor is also really tasteful in a beautiful old building on historic Dunkley Square. We decided to allow our waitron to choose a selection of starters for us to share and they were all delicious. We decided to skip mains and ordered more starters instead. Everything was delicious and beautifully... More 

Thank Pikkewynct
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a family dinner and we were very pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of all the staff and the quality of the food. The menu is smallish, but that's always good when they serve up freshly cooked food and the choices will suit all tastes, and well priced. Parking in the vicinity was no problem in the evening. Nice... More 

1 Thank Craig M
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Greek restaurant on a busy European like square in the heart of Cape Town. Very affordable Greek treats and good service. Quint spot for couples on a date!

Thank gamms09

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?