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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

2 Thank Craig M
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant has been there since my youth. It was great in the old days. I had not been for many years but returned yesterday for a birthday party. I don't know why i have not been going more often. The food was terrific, the ambience in dunkley square was just wonderful and the manager and staff could not have... More 

Thank Capie_Tours
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect, delicious, colorful food . Greek country style food. All fresh and very tasty. Nice Mediterranean atmosphere.

Thank beautifulworld2
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was another positive surprise for us. Dunkley Square in Gardens has the great evening vibe, cosy restaurants on a little square. Food, drinks and service at Maria's all good. The Greek mesethes Vegitarian platter for two was very nice, not like the ordinary platters you might sometimes get. We will return, definitely

Thank robertgA9210TW

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?