Marco, owner and chef of Marco’s African Place is the first African restaurateur in Cape Town. Marco’s is a must if you are searching for a taste of Africa.
Established in 1997, Marco’s African Place is a 220 seater licensed bar and restaurant in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town. Since opening, this restaurant has become a popular culinary landmark for both locals and tourists. People love the live music and indigenous African and Cape Cuisine.
Marco’s African Place only lets the best marimba bands play at his restaurant. This is to ensure that there is entertainment throughout the evening. Marco loves using new bands. Also, the entertainment each night remains current to ensure each experience is unique. So you can go to visit again and again. Each experience will be new and unique. Please note that cover charges apply.

Delicious Meals

With a mix of traditional and Mediterranean food and live entertainment, Marco’s has become a landmark in Cape Town’s culinary landscape. Here is a list of Marco’s recommended specialties when visiting the restaurant:
  • Traditional Xhosa Dishes
  • Pan African Platter – Springbok, Kudu & Ostrich
  • Home-Brewed African Beer
  • Crocodile & Impala
This is more than a restaurant that makes and sells food. More importantly, they give you an eating experience that you never forget.  Many people not on how creative and great the food. They remain impressed and comment on how friendly the staff is.

Operating Hours  

If interested, the opening times for Marco’s African Place are:
  • Tuesday – Friday: 12h00 – 23:00
  • Saturday – Monday: 15h00 – 23:00
  • Public Holidays: 15h00 – 23:00
  • Closed on Christmas Day
If you’re after an African experience of note, then Marco’s African Place is the place to be! It is a great way to taste and experience African cuisine. So, join us today at Marco’s to live, breathe and eat in a African way.

Marco's African Place