Tapas-style food has taken Cape Town by storm. While “tapas” is traditionally a Spanish appetiser, the style of eating has inspired all types of cuisine. Capetonians love to come together to serve platters of food, no matter the cooking style. Here is where to find the best tapas-style dining experiences in town.
Thali is the Indian-style tapas restaurant opened by renowned local chef, Liam Tomlin. The décor is worth visiting for alone, with mosaic details and copper touches. The outside courtyard is like a little oasis, while the indoor seating is moody and dimly lit. The curry-spiced oysters are sublime and unique, and the fish tacos (served in taco-style poppadoms) are fresh and flavourful. Consider ordering the set menu so you don’t miss out. They don’t take bookings, but there is ample space so you shouldn’t have trouble getting a table.
Rick’s Cafe Americain, Gardens
Rick’s is a casual restaurant and bar, serving some more traditional t..