Cape Town is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Besides having loads of tourist attractions, the Mother City also has plenty of restaurants that are worth checking it out. There are all kinds of restaurants that cater for everyone’s taste buds. Because it’s impossible to feature every single one of them, I’ve decided to point out at 3 Cape Town restaurants worth checking out. Check out my list below.
Royale Eatery: This stunning Cape Town restaurant is located at 273 Long Street in the City Bowl. This venue is renowned for their excellent burgers and has been tantalizing taste buds since 2003. Royale Eatery is also known as Cafe Royale and has more than 50 gourmet burgers on their menu. All their burgers and sauces are prepared fresh on site daily. They don’t use any MSG, colourants or additives in their food.
All their burgers have 160 gram pure beef patties (which is basted in their own basting sauce), garlic aioli, tomato, lettuce, caramelized onions and gherkins. For the really hungry, burgers with 250 gram patties are also available. All burgers are served with sweet patato fries, normal chips or salad. Wheat free rolls are an option but is subject to limited availability.
If your prefer your burger with their classic tomato relish or basting this can also be arranged. They also have burgers with chicken, ostrich, pork, lamb and vegetarian patties, poultry dishes, fish dishes and pizzas on the menu. At first glance Cafe Royale’s pricing might seem a bit steep, but once you take into account that their portions are big, it all makes sense. For more information, check out the Royale Eatery Facebook page or their official website.
El Burro: This amazing Cape Town restaurant is located at 81 Main Road in Green Point and offers authentic Mexican cuisine. El Burro has a huge selection of premium imported tequilas (most are straight from Mexico), cocktails, beers from various Western Cape craft breweries and a wide selection of wines.
There’s a wide variety of tasty dishes on the El Burro menu. You are guaranteed to satisfy your craving for Mexican food with some Chili Rellenos (smoked and stuffed jalapenos), Tamales, Ceviche (Diced, Sliced and Marinated Line Fish), delicious Tacos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tacos, Beef and Chicken dishes. Even the desserts at El Burro are authentically Mexican, so make sure you try one of them out. The Churros (or Mexican donuts with chocolate sauce) sounds particularly tasty.
It doesn’t matter if you are a Cape Townian native or if you’re visiting the Mother City for a few days, you should definitely check out El Burro. For more information, join the El Burro Facebook page, check out their official website or follow @_El_Burro on Twitter.
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium: This Cape Town cocktail bar and eatery is located at 27 Bree Street (on the corner of Orphan street) in the CBD and offers a huge selection of cocktails, craft beers, Orphanage house wines, premium whiskeys, champagne and other thirst quenching beverages.
For the hungry Orphanage Cocktail Emporium offers some fine dishes like truffle chips, Cauli-Fritter (Cauliflower heads, with coconut and a lime dip), More Fishy on My Dishy (fish cakes with pepper, garlic, chili, sesame seed and coriander served with a sweet chili dip), Charcuterie (a platter with salami, Black Forest ham, caramelized onions, wood-fired corn bread, etc) and much more. Social eating is encouraged at this venue. Some tables are fitted with holders for ice buckets.
The venue’s cheeky name pays homage to the orphanage which was once housed in the church around the corner from them. The original orphanage has moved but the owners still support it and honour it. This venue is open on Saturdays to Thursdays from 5 PM to 2 AM, from 3 PM to 2 AM on Fridays and from Sundays from October to May from 12 noon to 12 PM. For more information, visit the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium Website, the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium Facebook page or follow @orphanageclub on Twitter.
Well, there you have it, 3 restaurants worth checking out in Cape Town. Feel free to comment here if you have other restaurants that you want to recommend. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here. If you live in Gauteng, check out the 3 restaurants worth checking out in Johannesburg article from a while ago.
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