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1766 Bay Rd. (17th St.) Send to Phone
The best South African restaurant in town by virtue of its being the only one, and because it's actually deserving to boot.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Madiba Restaurant Review

: The first South African restaurant to grace the city of Miami, Madiba is a charmer. The two-story, renovated club space now features authentic d├ęcor, music and arts and crafts, all geared to the idea of shebeen, the social clubs where South Africans go after work to grab a beer and brisk conversation. Upstairs, the dining room offers cuisine that the locals consider a bit exotic, including ostrich carpaccio with marinated sweet peppers, Tristan Island lobster tail in lemon butter with yellow rice and raisins, and prawns peri-peri grilled Mozambique-style (peri-peri is a chile pepper). But in truth the restaurant hits its stride with traditional South African dishes: flavorful biltong (jerky) and droewors (dried sausage), served with dried fruits and salted nuts; succulent boerewors (fresh meat sausages) and pap (polenta) with a savory tomato-onion gravy; and a host of stews ranging from vegetable to mutton, served in a three-legged pot. Proprietors Jenny and Mark Henegan even dress the part in their own African-inspired clothing line. The whole effect is one of authenticity, down to its all-African wine list.


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