Tuesday, January 6, 2015

UrbGeek Eats: Rocomamas

Picture taken off the Rocomamas Facebook page.

Venue: Rocomamas Randburg

Location: Appleton's Village, Malibongwe Drive, Randburg

Cost: from R35 up for a burger, R25 for a milkshake


What used to be one of Randburg's best kept secrets, Rocomamas has risen to insane popularity over the past year.

Inspired by the American Diner experience, this is the place to go for a fun, funky experience where music from AC/DC to The Pretty Reckless can be heard piping through their sound system.

With their laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff (not the mention that one of the owners is always present, running the pass and ensuring your food gets delivered to your table quickly), Rocomamas offers quality food at reasonable prices, considering the ingredients are fresh and the patties are made on site using a special blend of mince.

For those wanting something else, you can order ribs (pork and beef) and chicken wings with your choice of basting ranging from Mild to MoFo.

To complete the American Diner vibe, Rocomamas has an old-school Milkshake machine and offers interesting flavours like Creme Brulee (to die for!) and Peanut Butter.

For those who like craft beer, Rocomamas boasts a good selection for you to choose from.

As their slogan blatantly states: they are not normal!


My most recent visit to Rocomamas this past Sunday involved a small wait as a queue had built up under the misters for tables. I placed my usual order of a Mushroom Swizz burger (Emmenthal, mushrooms and mayo), side order of fries and a Creme Brulee milkshake of delicious goodness.

My boyfriend tackled the Cheese & Bacon burger and Belgian Chocolate milkshake.

The food arrived super quickly and disappeared almost as quickly. Absolutely fantastic, made even better by the delicious spices they use on their fries.

The place was absolutely packed with a great mix of people and the queue outside never disappeared.

The menu at Rocomamas is a novel checklist where you can pick of their burgers or build your own.

  • Be prepared to queue for a few minutes for a table during peak times, though some seating is provided.
  • Parking is free at Appleton's, with spots right outside Rocomamas.
  • Go hungry and try everything.
  • There is no veggie option, unless you count the fries. This place is a meat-lover's haven!
You can contact their individual branches at:
Randburg - 011 791 5928
Fourways (Pineslopes) - 011 465 3032
Rivonia - 011 234 1100
Ruimsig (Featherbrooke Village) - 011 958 0419

For more information, here are some links to where you can find Rocomamas on the web:

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