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150 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 439 7383
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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

In order of disappointment: 1) The "ribs" had no meat whatsoever on them! 2) The waiter did not know a thing, had to keep popping to the kitchen to ask! 3) The only menu in the entire restaurant is a small chalkboard and each side had to take turns viewing it based on the position of the board. 4) As... More 

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Thank StephanieM250289
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Anyone ever been to Mama Tembo in Sea Point, and what was your experience there? Last week Thursday evening, me and some friends decided to go there for a friend's birthday...We looked at the menu online and were happy to go and try it out. It was ALL very disappointing 1. We arrived and it was quite empty, except for... More 

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Thank SharynKay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My father and I visited for lunch on our way to Kirstenbosch. For 100R we got a meal and a beer with an incredible view of the hang gliders circling Lions Head. Staff was friendly and food was great!

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Thank CharmCityChica
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is where our tour party go after the cricket before we move on. On a couple of occasions we stayed on and had some food. We had the "Township Platter" a mixture of meats and 2 corn on the cobs. The rest of the party had burgers and kebabs. I can honestly say that we left there well satisfied.... More 

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Thank pieoutlaw
Los Angeles
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352 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Cold beer, frosty and cheap. Good service, friendly, clean. Interesting art. Check out the bar stools.

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Thank TheMulv
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Andrew, Grasiano and Kuda are great service staff so entertaining. Well I hoped you liked the very sexy shiraz red wine . delicious eh. This place has a great name and is a bar that has corrugated iron on the sides and insides that has been painted . Really nice place just off Oliver Road at the corner and well... More 

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Thank jules601
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

In Sea Point, Cape Town is a wonderful local restaurant called Mama Tembo's. They welcome you into their family style dining and serve up a delicious local cuisine. This is a great place to eat with your family and friends, even if you are just getting into town. No need to dress up; come casual and enjoy the food and... More 

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Thank Terra5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Our server was a lovely guy, good fun & enthusiastic! We had the Township Platter & it was delicious, the warthog ribs are a must try, amazing, full of flavour!! Also had a lovely glass of red wine which was recommended by the server & he also made me a yummy customised cocktail! A big thumbs up from us!!

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Thank Vito S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

What an amazing vibe, decor, food, staff absolutely , people, bar, an experience not to be missed in Sea Point.....music to add to atmosphere...in doors or out...you will not be sorry...became 'locals'.....

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Thank Tertia V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

This place makes food like 4 days in advance and re heats in micro wave sometimes before serving.Food was cold and bland and staff were not well trained.Prices are also exhuburent and no value for what you get.I had a samoosa starter and when I bit into it.It was frozen inside.they have outside area but as cape is always windy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Steakhouse, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 7383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?