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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 2727
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18:30 - 23:00
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After previously posted comments on trip advisor. See previous post. We decided to go back for a late Sunday lunch on a beautiful, sunny day. Well I am really happy to report we had a great meal great service and cold beer. I must say that the restaurant was only about 40% full and the guests there had eaten or... More 

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Thank Graeme L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marika's is an unassuming little Greek taverna nestled between Gardens and Vredehoek. Whilst it doesn't have an ocean view, it has breathtaking views of Table Mountain. Eaten here many times, and it's been consistently good. Delicious and authentic Greek food, with generous portions. Service is good too. Can definitely recommend it to anyone looking for great Greek cuisine in Cape... More 

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Thank jphansen81
Durbanville, South Africa
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table of five. Ordered a meze for starters. Calamari, courgettes, hulumi, meatballs, lamb cigars. Hulumi melts in your mouth. Meatballs and cigars amazing soft lamb. Lamb shank main a little on the small side but very tasty. Other mains ordered, calamari and lamb skewers, also very enjoyable.Craig a very attentive host and service from staff very efficient. Booking... More 

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Thank Keith P
Cape Town
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Loved by the locals, both times I've been to Marika's the place has been packed - you need to book. Decor is relaxed and unpretentious. My favourite dish is the pita and hummus - divine! The roast potatoes were sinful and the Greek coffee and baklava a delight. Had the lamb and pasta rice - tasty but very rich. The... More 

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1 Thank ChazS50
Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Delicious food and a very extensive menu. All very reasonably priced. The owners very much are involved and were very friendly.

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1 Thank Wannabe_Jetsetters!
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

In summary, we were celebrating 2 birthdays, but had a disappointing evening. The champagne we ordered was not available and the other Champagne option was expensive, but we had no alternative but to order it. The champagne and glasses were warm ; a large party arrived after us and starting getting their food first - they were family so were... More 

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Thank alliebrouwer
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this review

Shame on you Ali Brouwer for writing this review after my explanation to you. Firstly, the Pongraz sparkling wine which you ordered was in stock but had only a couple of hours earlier been delivered and as such was not cold enough for us in good conscience to serve. You ordered the Graham Beck sparkling wine instead. As for the... More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice on our recent visit to Cape Town. Our main reason for going - that it was the closest restaurant to our hotel, but were delighted to find that the meals were very good indeed, as was the wine. Lovely views of the mountains even from inside. Would highly recommend.

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3 Thank Liz H
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Last night we had a lovely evening at Marika's. The food is extremely tasty and big portions. Well priced to the portion sizes. Good location with lovely views on the mountains around you. Our waitress was not friendly, but she warmed up. would have been a better experience if she smiled more!

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Thank LauraMay22
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Marika's tonight and had the prawn special and the calamari. As we couldn't decide between the grilled and the fried calamari, our waitress, Meeka, suggested we do half half. They were both great but next time we will do grilled. The prawns were hot and tasty. Atmosphere was excellent. Meeka was friendly and gave us great service.... More 

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Thank Kirsty S
Wilderness, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We always go to Marika's when in Cape Town .... a few times! Fantastic home cooked Greek goodness. Oven baked lamb to die for. The crispest roast potatoes. All this and excellent service from lovely young waitresses. And tonight we thought we were in Mozambique. AmAzing grilled calamari with lemon butter sauce and crisp beautiful salad. Followed by gorgeous puddings.... More 

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Thank Lynne797

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 2727

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