Best tapas in Cape Town

Check out the top tapas in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. La Parada - Bree Street
1. La Parada - Bree Street
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130 local reviews
107 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 426 0330
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Sheri
Laid-back, open-fronted bar with high-stools and sidewalk tables, for Spanish tapas and cocktails. La Parada…
Sarah
Great for food and drinks. This spot is always pumping. You can sneak in for a lunch but you might be…
Frank
Great for food and drinks. This spot is always pumping. You can sneak in for a lunch but you might be…
1. La Parada - Bree Street
1. La Parada - Bree Street
host-0host-1host-2
130 local reviews
107 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 426 0330
Sheri
Sheri
Laid-back, open-fronted bar with high-stools and sidewalk tables, for Spanish tapas and cocktails. La Parada is a gem among many of the…
Sarah
Sarah
Great for food and drinks. This spot is always pumping. You can sneak in for a lunch but you might be hard-pressed to find a seat at…
Frank
Frank
Great for food and drinks. This spot is always pumping. You can sneak in for a lunch but you might be hard-pressed to find a seat at…
2. Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
2. Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
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150 local reviews
92 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 422 0128
RestaurantBook storeHome goods store
Sheri
Our Tapas for 2 set menu has been extremely well received. Dishes change every day, so be prepared to see…
Sarah
Both times I've eaten here, it has been excellent. You can't book and it is very popular so arrive early. …
Amy & Luke
Superb tapas. Take the thinking out of eating: the menu is a set menu shared between two, and it's one of the…
2. Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
2. Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
host-0host-1host-2
150 local reviews
92 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 422 0128
Sheri
Sheri
Our Tapas for 2 set menu has been extremely well received. Dishes change every day, so be prepared to see different, delicious options every…
Sarah
Sarah
Both times I've eaten here, it has been excellent. You can't book and it is very popular so arrive early. Wondering where Cape Town’s chefs…
Amy & Luke
Amy & Luke
Superb tapas. Take the thinking out of eating: the menu is a set menu shared between two, and it's one of the top restaurants in the…
3. The Pot Luck Club
3. The Pot Luck Club
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175 local reviews
373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+27 21 447 0804
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Eva
Tapas with a difference - This is beyond special. If you've heard of Luke Dale Roberts (the Test Kitchen) then…
Verena
Tapas turns fine dining under the direction of Luke Dale-Roberts and Wesley Randles, with the restaurant…
Familio - Ilze
In Woodstock in the biscuit mill, really impressive, views of the whole city and the food is tapas style but…
3. The Pot Luck Club
3. The Pot Luck Club
host-0host-1host-2
175 local reviews
373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+27 21 447 0804
Eva
Eva
Tapas with a difference - This is beyond special. If you've heard of Luke Dale Roberts (the Test Kitchen) then you will want to visit this…
Verena
Verena
Tapas turns fine dining under the direction of Luke Dale-Roberts and Wesley Randles, with the restaurant cracking the Top 10 for the first…
Familio - Ilze
Familio - Ilze
In Woodstock in the biscuit mill, really impressive, views of the whole city and the food is tapas style but not in the normal sense at all…
4. Chalk & Cork
4. Chalk & Cork
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54 local reviews
51 Kloof St, Gardens
+27 21 422 5822
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Robyn
Great tapas style offering. Get a table outside on a nice day and watch people walk by on Kloof Street while…
Dale
Relaxed tapas restaurant on Kloof Street with a great wine list. They also have a pizza oven and serve…
Andrew
Relaxed tapas restaurant on Kloof Street with a great wine list. They also have a pizza oven and serve…
4. Chalk & Cork
4. Chalk & Cork
host-0host-1host-2
54 local reviews
51 Kloof St, Gardens
+27 21 422 5822
Robyn
Robyn
Great tapas style offering. Get a table outside on a nice day and watch people walk by on Kloof Street while you sip away on a glass of wine…
Dale
Dale
Relaxed tapas restaurant on Kloof Street with a great wine list. They also have a pizza oven and serve cauliflower base pizzas for the carb…
Andrew
Andrew
Relaxed tapas restaurant on Kloof Street with a great wine list. They also have a pizza oven and serve cauliflower base pizzas for the carb…
5. La Parada Constantia Nek
5. La Parada Constantia Nek
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88 local reviews
Main Rd, Hout Bay
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+27 21 795 0620
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rosalind / Adrian
Cape Town’s oldest restaurant has undergone an extreme make-over by the Harbour House Group and is finally…
Jane
This tapas style menu place is good for weekend lunches, drinks, evening get-togethers with groups of friends…
Sara
Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday Fundays. Cool vibes,…
5. La Parada Constantia Nek
5. La Parada Constantia Nek
host-0host-1host-2
88 local reviews
Main Rd, Hout Bay
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+27 21 795 0620
Rosalind / Adrian
Rosalind / Adrian
Cape Town’s oldest restaurant has undergone an extreme make-over by the Harbour House Group and is finally open Harbour House Constantia…
Jane
Jane
This tapas style menu place is good for weekend lunches, drinks, evening get-togethers with groups of friends. Vibey, fun, youngish crowd in…
Sara
Sara
Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday Fundays. Cool vibes, fabulous views of Constantia and…
6. Tjing Tjing
6. Tjing Tjing
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130 local reviews
165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+27 21 422 4374
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Nick
This is an old favourite of mine as I used to work across the street. It's hidden behind a rather unassuming…
Heidi
This trendy spot is great for get-togethers and is located just off Long Street. With stylish décor and indie…
Esta-Marita
Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two centuries-old…
6. Tjing Tjing
6. Tjing Tjing
host-0host-1host-2
130 local reviews
165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+27 21 422 4374
Nick
Nick
This is an old favourite of mine as I used to work across the street. It's hidden behind a rather unassuming door in Longmarket Street, up a…
Heidi
Heidi
This trendy spot is great for get-togethers and is located just off Long Street. With stylish décor and indie tunes playing in the…
Esta-Marita
Esta-Marita
Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two centuries-old heritage building. The…
7. Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
7. Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
host-0host-1host-2
94 local reviews
68 Kloof St, Gardens
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+27 21 422 0909
RestaurantNight clubBar
Jaco & Charl
This is a delight of ambience and sound. Romantic candle lighting, a fire place and an ancient olive tree in…
Lloyd
Asian fusion tapas and cocktails. Perfect for early evening or for a chilled afternoon. Only ten minutes from…
Janice
Start your evening at this oh-so-chic tapas bar. A sophisticated yet laidback feel and fabulous nibbles!
7. Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
7. Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
host-0host-1host-2
94 local reviews
68 Kloof St, Gardens
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+27 21 422 0909
Jaco & Charl
Jaco & Charl
This is a delight of ambience and sound. Romantic candle lighting, a fire place and an ancient olive tree in the middle of the restaurant…
Lloyd
Lloyd
Asian fusion tapas and cocktails. Perfect for early evening or for a chilled afternoon. Only ten minutes from The Quarry House.
Janice
Janice
Start your evening at this oh-so-chic tapas bar. A sophisticated yet laidback feel and fabulous nibbles!
8. The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas Bar
8. The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas Bar
host-0host-1host-2
94 local reviews
Noordhoek Main Rd, Goedehoop Estate
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+27 21 789 1966
CafeBakeryStore
Juanita
During the day, our DELI is where locals, tourists and passers-by can shop for daily necessities as well as…
Hans
During the day, the DELI is where locals, tourists and passers-by can shop for daily necessities as well as…
Adele
A vibrant and busy deli serving fresh baked breads and pastries daily from 8am. Breakfasts range from fresh…
8. The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas Bar
8. The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas Bar
host-0host-1host-2
94 local reviews
Noordhoek Main Rd, Goedehoop Estate
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+27 21 789 1966
Juanita
Juanita
During the day, our DELI is where locals, tourists and passers-by can shop for daily necessities as well as products that excite and…
Hans
Hans
During the day, the DELI is where locals, tourists and passers-by can shop for daily necessities as well as products that excite and…
Adele
Adele
A vibrant and busy deli serving fresh baked breads and pastries daily from 8am. Breakfasts range from fresh juices and croissants to healthy…
9. Cheyne's
9. Cheyne's
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61 local reviews
Main Rd, Scott Estate
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 66 412 3289
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
J B
One of the best underestimated asian tapas restaurants in Cape Town. You will find Cheyne in the kitchen and…
Amanda
Cheynes offers the most SUPERB tapas - it is essential to book as far ahead as possible but don't stay in Hout…
Ellerman House
With a very exciting menu, Cheynes in Hout Bay is inspired by cuisine from South East Asia and Japan. The…
9. Cheyne's
9. Cheyne's
host-0host-1host-2
61 local reviews
Main Rd, Scott Estate
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 66 412 3289
J B
J B
One of the best underestimated asian tapas restaurants in Cape Town. You will find Cheyne in the kitchen and its half the price it should be…
Amanda
Amanda
Cheynes offers the most SUPERB tapas - it is essential to book as far ahead as possible but don't stay in Hout Bay without eating…
Ellerman House
Ellerman House
With a very exciting menu, Cheynes in Hout Bay is inspired by cuisine from South East Asia and Japan. The tapas menu is divided into…
10. Sotano
10. Sotano
host-0host-1host-2
66 local reviews
121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+27 21 433 1757
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Bernard
Sotano Sunday afternoons are the best! They have a live reggae band every Sunday starting from 4pm and an…
Nick
Situated right next to the famous Mouille Point Lighthouse, Sotano is a great option for sundowners or as a…
Richenda
Opposite the red and white light house in Moullie point, this is a great restuarant for a cold glass of white…
10. Sotano
10. Sotano
host-0host-1host-2
66 local reviews
121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+27 21 433 1757
Bernard
Bernard
Sotano Sunday afternoons are the best! They have a live reggae band every Sunday starting from 4pm and an excellent menu of tapas. Plus they…
Nick
Nick
Situated right next to the famous Mouille Point Lighthouse, Sotano is a great option for sundowners or as a lunch break while strolling on…
Richenda
Richenda
Opposite the red and white light house in Moullie point, this is a great restuarant for a cold glass of white wine or to enjoy one of Cape…
11. Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar
11. Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar
host-0host-1host-2
32 local reviews
84 Long St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 424 6334
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Esta-Marita
Mini portions, bite-size canapés, Spanish pinchos: Fork is our most treasured tapas restaurant on Long Street…
Dorothea
Delicious tapas on your door step. Turn left out of the building, then it is just a few blocks to the right…
Claire
Delicious tapas restaurant, although you won't find the typical Spanish fare here. This is gourmet tapas at…
11. Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar
11. Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar
host-0host-1host-2
32 local reviews
84 Long St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 424 6334
Esta-Marita
Esta-Marita
Mini portions, bite-size canapés, Spanish pinchos: Fork is our most treasured tapas restaurant on Long Street. They didn’t drop the theme…
Dorothea
Dorothea
Delicious tapas on your door step. Turn left out of the building, then it is just a few blocks to the right. I always book the table in the…
Claire
Claire
Delicious tapas restaurant, although you won't find the typical Spanish fare here. This is gourmet tapas at its finest!!
12. Bistro Sixteen82
12. Bistro Sixteen82
host-0host-1host-2
71 local reviews
Steenberg Rd, Tokai
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+27 21 713 2211
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Danielle
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and…
Verena
Chef Kerry Kilpin (formerly of La Colombe), serves bistro food and tapas dishes with flair at this Steenberg…
Heidi
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and…
12. Bistro Sixteen82
12. Bistro Sixteen82
host-0host-1host-2
71 local reviews
Steenberg Rd, Tokai
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+27 21 713 2211
Danielle
Danielle
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and…
Verena
Verena
Chef Kerry Kilpin (formerly of La Colombe), serves bistro food and tapas dishes with flair at this Steenberg restaurant. Think open steak…
Heidi
Heidi
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009, and has been the tapas and…