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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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Get a feel of local flavour if you are visiting Cape Town. Young and old, families and couples. You'll see everyone here. Dunkley Square has a relaxed vibe, is tucked away in town, has parking right there and a nice spot for locals and visitors. Maria's has a very relaxed feel and a good menu, mixing mezze dishes with a... More 

Thank Steve C
Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We sat outside under the trees decorated with fairy lights. This is a hidden gem with outstanding food! We made up our on Mezze and it's was presented on a big wooden board that looked scrumptious! The food is fresh, tasty and atmosphere very special! We will be back!

Thank R0nelV
Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite hangouts! Love the staff, love the menu, love the venue! Looking for a relaxed night out? This is the place. Unpretentious and affordable. If you're not familiar with Greek quisine, I suggest you start here. The menu explaines all dishes and they are all scrumptious! Even the desserts (I've never found Greek desserts all that exciting,... More 

Thank Pieter N
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107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely atmosphere, excellent food, but it took us nearly an hour to get a salad. What a shame on our first visit.

Thank MairinaandTonyWilson
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We went for date night to Maria's. what a great place and the Mezze is the best. The setting Is wonderful and even the resident hound is part of the setting. And before you go don't forget the baklava. Yum So make it a place to go

Thank Michael E

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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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?