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February 22, 2013

Sizzling Mexican restaurants in Cape Town

Mexican food, including the delicious taco, is on an upward trend in Cape Town these days. Photo courtesy of molossoidea

Cape Town’s diverse multicultural ancestry has enjoyed the influence of many traditional cooking styles; but Mexican food, in particular, is on an upward trend in Cape Town these days. Chilli poppers, quesadillas, tortillas, fajitas, taquitos, enchiladas … you name it, we have it!

And here’s where to satisfy your cravings…

El Burro

El Burro is considered one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cape Town. The authentic Mexican menu and distinctly fresh ingredients keep them coming back for more, while the space is hip and the staff are friendly.

Location: 81 Main Road, Green Point 
Contact: +27 (0)21 433 2364
Website: http://elburro.co.za

Fat Cactus

Cape Town’s two Fat Cactus restaurants are regarded by locals as a fun place for after-work margaritas and chilli poppers, and once the evening is under way, huge portions of moresome Mexican favourites.

Location: 47 Durban Rd, Mowbray or 5 Park Road, Gardens
Contact: +27 (0)21 422 5022 or +27 (0)21 685 1920
Website: http://fatcactus.co.za

Pancho’s

Anyone who knows Pancho’s loves the place ... so much so that sometimes it’s difficult to get a table. The restaurant is flamboyant and vibey, the portions are huge and the food is mouthwatering.

Location: 127 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Contact: +27 (0)21 447 4854

Cantina Tequila

Cantina Tequila is situated on “party central” street in the Northern Suburbs, so naturally it is a local watering hole after work. Their "fish bowl" cocktails are particularly well known and the menu is varied, with lots of platter options to choose from.

Location: 86 Edward Street, Tyger Valley 
Contact: +27 (0)21 919 1556
Website: http://www.cantinatequila.co.za/

San Julian Taco & Tequila

San Julian sets the tone for an unassuming and casual experience, and what makes it all the better is the inexpensive, authentic Mexican food that gets dispatched from the kitchen by the passionate Mexican owners.

Location: 3 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap
Contact: +27 (0)21 419 4233

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, four… ready for a fiesta!

 

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