MamaSamba: A Taste of Latin America in Rosebank


In the centre of bustling and trendy Rosebank, there’s a new culinary hotspot offering a unique blend of Latin American flavours and a vibrant atmosphere. Welcome to MamaSamba, a restaurant that promises an immersive dining experience!

A Playground in the Concrete Jungle

MamaSamba offers Rosebank-goers a playground in the concrete jungle. The unique and trendy restaurant is split over two levels, each offering a distinct dining experience. On the ground floor, you can enjoy mesmerising views of the live-fire kitchen and the bustling Rosebank Square. This is where the magic happens. Here is where the chefs work their magic, creating dishes that are aesthetically pleasing, and scrumptious to the palate.

Climbing up the spiral staircase will take you through the cocktail bar and into the supper-club lounge, where you can dine to the beats of the streets. The atmosphere is electric, with the rhythmic sounds of Latin music, creating a culinary experience that’s both lively and intimate.

A Feast for the Eyes

Not only does MamaSamba offer a delicious feast on a plate, but it also has a feast for the eyes. The restaurant’s visually appealing two-story location will give you a feel of the jungle, mixed together with a dash of carnival. As you walk through the front door, you’re in the heart of the jungle, surrounded by many different shades green and interesting decor, views of the open kitchen and well-designed circular bar. The design celebrates Latin American culture, complete with vibrant colours and patterns.

The marble and green spiral staircase leading upstairs is a sight to behold, taking you to a trendy and playful bar and sitting area, perfect for guests looking to unwind with a sundowner after work, or to start your night with a bang. The restaurant has loads of Instagrammable features that you’ll want to post all over your feed. These include beautiful floor patterns, the designer staircase, art displays, and of course, the unmissable gorilla behind the bar… literally. There’s a photo opportunity around every corner, making MamaSamba a must-visit for all.

A Symphony of Flavours

On the menu, MamaSamba offers exciting, bright, and flavourful Central and Latin America dishes with a twist. From tangy ceviche to hearty empanadas, each dish will telesport you to the heart of Latin America. They also offer a counter-dining ceviche bar that flows into the main dining lounge, where you can dine while the chefs prepare Nikkei-inspired sushi dishes. This interactive dining experience lets you witness the art of sushi-making firsthand.

The bar and lounge area is an oasis where you can enjoy sipping rums, tequilas, and gorgeous cocktails. It leads out onto the jungle terrace, which offers a musical line-up of world-class live acts. Relax, unwind, enjoy your drink, and listen to the soothing sounds of live music.

For More Information About MamaSamba

Visit for more information and to see what’s on the menu.

You can contact them by calling 010 110 0313 or emailing

Their opening times are Monday to Sunday, from 12:00 – 00:00.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news, information, offers, and more.

Address: The Zone @ Rosebank, Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

A Must-Visit Destination

So why not take a culinary journey to Latin America without leaving Johannesburg? Whether you’re a foodie looking for your next culinary adventure or a social butterfly looking for the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post, MamaSamba is the place. Experience the magic of MamaSamba in Rosebank. You won’t be disappointed!

Disclaimer: Images sourced from MamaSamba.

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