Cape to Cuba (Kalk Bay)

Cape to Cuba (Kalk Bay)
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R150 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Seafood, Steak
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Richard Holmes

This stalwart of the False Bay coast pulls a loyal crowd with Spanish-inspired dishes and seaside cocktails.
A wide-ranging menu inspired by Spanish and Cuban cuisine, with something for just about every palate. Kick off with a selection of tapas-style starters: the delicious peri-peri chicken livers and sticky pork ribs seem as popular as the grilled sardines with salsa verde.

Main courses are equally eclectic, with soups, salads and pasta plates ensuring you’re not short on options. The highlights are in the meaty mains though: spicy lamb curry, ‘Mojito Chicken’ marinated in rum and lime, or the hunger-busting Diablo rum burger: a duo of beef patties topped with anything from bacon to sriracha.

If there’s a signature dish though it’s the generous paella: piled high with fish, calamari, prawns and chorizo sausage, it’s ideal for sharing.

The desserts can be hit-and-miss, but the chocolate-coated cigars are at least a quirky end to the meal.

A reasonable wine list to suit the seafood-focused fare, but the highlight here is the cocktails. A mojito in the outdoor cocktail bar is a must.
Service Laid-back in the cocktail bar, but slightly more on the ball in the main restaurant. Service can be slow if it’s busy.

The eclectic décor is as much part of the attraction as the views over False Bay. Outdoors, the sandy-floored cocktail bar has a more laid-back feel. There’s often live music (with cover charge) on Sunday afternoons.

Best for…
A taste of the Caribbean in your own backyard


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User reviews

  • What a big dissappointment!! The worst food I have eaten in a very long time. Vastly over-prized and hugely over-rated. The only good impression is the decor. Portions are small, fish over cooked. The hoisin sauce on the ribs non-existing, thanks Mrs Balls... If I could give a negative rating, I would. I feel cheated!!
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  • I went to Cape to Cuba for my Birthday because the place I wanted to go nearby had moved, It was my contingency plan to still keep the location that I initially planned everyone to meet up at.I was literally horrified by the service-in fact there was NO SERVICE. I think they look at how young you are but I for one was a waiter before and know that there is definitely something wrong with the management at this establishment! The restaurant was not full at all -yet, we were bending over backwards to get the waiters attention. Our tables were nearby the managers counter and she saw us demanding attention yet she made as if she hadn't seen us. My first impression was not great, when seated BY MYSELF nobody came to ask us for our drink orders. Nobody came to ask us if we are ok, we got strange looks from waiters and when asking if we can order drinks (after nearly asking thrice and been seated for about 40 minutes) he even told us to ''wait till he was done with the food'' in a rather unpleasant manner. When our drinks eventually came (which took years) we sipped them, laughed and I was beginning to feel ok with the place (just ok) the waiter comes over and says in not so many words that they are going to close soon. Good heavens people- then don't put those times (11AM–12AM) on your websites -also the website is pathetic and outdated. It was about 10PM and I think staff just wanted to go home so rudely we felt rushed out of this place, which we gladly did not want to waste one more minute at! As the evening progressed my company was great and that is about all that saved the evening, 1 star is too much for the pathetic service rendered! I will never recommend this place or EVER & I mean NEVER Return. Thanks for nothing ''Manager''
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dancing
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Parking
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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