15 Caledon Street, Cape Town , Western Cape, 8001
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Chilling out, Live entertainment
Expert review of Dias Tavern
Dias Tavern has been going for umpteen years and the menu has remained as it was since the beginning. Come sporting match days it's teeming with regulars who come by for lunch and a chance to settle into the game (there are TVs all over), red wine or beer in hand. Authentic Portuguese food is the order of the day, with the Mozambican influence of spice thrown in as is the norm in South African Portuguese eateries. On weekend nights it turns into a party place with live entertainers singing - a fun night for those who love flashbacks to the eighties.
Portuguese fare is served, often spiced up with Mozambican twists. Easy drinking wines (plenty of them red) team up well with the varied menu.
I always have the trinchado to start - it's cubes of panfried steak served in a spicy gravy served with a basket of bouncy Portuguese white bread to mop up the flavourful sauce. I'm a fan of the chicken livers too, served in a spiced tomato sauce and invariably someone at the table will have the seared steak espetado - a giant skewer of steak dripping with spicy sauce. The seafood is tasty, if a little on the oily side, and the Prego rolls are fabulous.
Laid back with no frills and friendly.
Most of the waiters have been here for years - they rule the roost and they know their stuff.
On the outskirts of the central business district.
Main courses are, on average, 80 rand.
More information on Dias Tavern :
- Price guide:
- Pub, Restaurant
- 15 Caledon Street, Cape Town , Western Cape, 8001
- 021 465 7547
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards: