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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

At first, we thought we had ended up in a bit of tourist trap. But that was until we were brought to our table upstairs and saw many, many locals there for dinner. The live traditional music with "audience participation" (voluntary, don't worry... and spontaneous)...More

Thank Roberto_Priolo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a try if you want local, African food while in Capetown. The service was friendly, fast and I enjoyed the live music. On the night I went there was a mix of a local and tourist diners. I sat upstairs so the music wouldn't...More

Thank rehabib
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with three friends for dinner. Although the waitress missed a few items that we had ordered, the mistakes were quickly rectified and the food was delicious. The staff was attentive and friendly. The music was perhaps too loud but we had a great...More

Thank PhilippaFrancesWhite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marco's had top notch African cuisine consisting of many different exotic game animal meats and curries. I had the Pan African plate with kudu, ostrich, and springbok. All were cooked extremely well, and came with a nice brown sauce. The springbok was absolutely delicious, while...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice experience here. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Menu is varied - we had a sampling from the specials board and the menu. All were very good. Nice atmosphere, fun drinks, and unusual menu items. Felt authentic and what we...More

Thank Marlaree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Marcos on a Monday evening when the restaurant was quite quiet. However, thanks to the excellent musicians performing (different musicians every night from 8pm) the atmosphere was far from quiet. The food was excellent, from the carpaccio to the Serengeti platter to the...More

Thank Imogen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Marco's looking as we were looking to find a place in Cape Town that could give us a taste of Africa. We got that and a whole lot more. The food was beyond tasty. It was all glorious don't miss...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night and it was quite busy. I would recommend to book ahead. I had some carpaccio of game meat then a plate selection of game meat (kudu, springbok, crocodile) all were really nice. My wife was more conservative, had mushroom...More

Thank AlainrlgMelbourne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time that we visit Cape Town, we make a booking here for great food and music. Menu including several African dishes, including local game - Springbok, Kudu, Impala, etc.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice and spacious restaurant in the city. Great African food selection, as well as drinks and cocktails. We had a fun night also due to the live music.

Thank dialronet
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is a good time to make reservations to eat as well as see the live entertainment? There are two of us and we will be visiting in July 2016. Thanks
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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