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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maremoto

Maremoto
Ranked #509 of 1,136 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A great little privately owned restaurant, coffee bar, bar, luxury rooms, and studio villa in the Long Street district of Cape Town.
Ontario Canada
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

I usually am doubtful about restaurants that have people standing outside asking you to come in and give them a try. Something about the young mans manner and genuine enthusiasm about the place made me try it. What a pleasant surprise! Lovely lovely decor not too noisy , view of the kitchen which I always like clean friendly and efficient service and fabulous food! Only thing I didn't like was the shrimp still had the shell on and wasn't deveined but the flavor s were wonderful.
Great server by the name of Forget yes it means forget but he doesn't forget a thing made dining enjoyable. I has the coconut curry and fish stew which had a great blend of flavors. Lovely merlot ginger rice pudding and a decaf cappuccino 25 rand plus tip. Very reasonable will return again. Long street is filled with pubs and backpacking stores and this place is very unassuming from the outside. You may even miss it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joanne777
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“Fantastic food, lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

We had the seafood soup as starter and, and the pork belly and fish of the day as mains. The food was delicious, the seafood was super fresh and cooked perfectly.
We had great service, tho we were there on a very quiet night, the staff were attentive and friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlexRocks
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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We ate here with a group of 10 people. We all loved the place, which doesn't look much from the outside, but serves some great food, so much so that 4 of us returned for lunch 2 days later. The pork belly was particularly good, as was the calamari and chorizo starter.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Smithy1313
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise in Long Street Cape Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We chanced upon this restaurant whilst walking down Long Street, the buzz place in Cape Town. Not wanting to go to a beer hall or bar, this little restaurant caught our fancy and so glad we did.

Run by three charming black attired white South Africans who appeared to combine cooking, greeting and playing mine host,with a well trained staff. The comprehensive menu and extensive wine list, were very reasonably priced and our waiter knew his stuff with great recommendations..... The food was wonderful.

The ambiance was great, and lemons seemed to be the theme everywhere, in the loos, on the walls, with quirky quotes.

The restaurant is quite small and is attached to a boutique hotel. But go there. 230 Long Street....it's different, it's charming, and its very reasonably priced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank donalddaniels
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cape town
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“Best place for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Breakfast at Maremoto is extreme,we had a very wonderful time in a lovely place enjoying our delicious Omelet and the service too was great from their intelligent and kind waiter Mark in fact this is the best place to be.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank duahfrancis
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