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Tashas (V&A Waterfront)

Tashas (V&A Waterfront)
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Cost
R170
Ambience
Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Health food, Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R100 for local wines, R300 for imported champagne

Critic's review

Ashraf Booley

Food
Café classics are Tasha’s strong suit, and you may find yourself lingering over the extensive menu. Kick your morning off with the citrus surprise, which combines zesty citrus and banana with honey cream yoghurt, crunchy oat crumble and pistachios doused with rose syrup, which imparts a fragrant, slightly floral flavour. Other breakfast options include the vegetarian breakfast royale (served on seeded bread), consisting of two perfectly poached eggs on your choice of asparagus spears or wilted spinach with a lemony sauce for zest. Try Tasha’s glorious steak stack: 150g steak, grilled onions, mushrooms and grilled tomato topped with an egg, for a breakfast of champions.

Lunchgoers are also spoilt for choice: from sarmies and salads, to quesadillas and burgers. Fill the gap with the mighty harissa lamb sandwich. It features pulled roast lamb with harissa paste, hummus and roasted aubergine with yoghurt and pickled onions on toasted bread. Scrumptious, satisfying and value for your buck, especially considering its enormity.

Give the butternut salad a whirl (even the half portion is huge!). It’s a fresh, simple salad of roast butternut, roast tomatoes, greens, pine nuts, avo and your choice of feta or goat’s cheese (delicious either way) served with an orange-and-mustard dressing.

For dinner, the sticky beef ribs (from the ‘Inspired By’ menu) will have you licking your fingers. It’s generously portioned and comes with both fries and corn. Spanish tapas are perfect for easy eating – from calamari and hake bites to fried squid heads and the noteworthy patatas bravas.

Head over to the cake counter for something sweet.

Drinks
A small selection of local beers and wines, as well as a few interesting cocktails, sangrias and shakes.

Service
When it gets really busy, service can be on the slow side. But they’re normally friendly and efficient.

Ambience
Inspired by Spain, the stylish interiors are a thing of beauty. Terracotta pots hanging from the ceiling grab the attention. Inside it’s light, airy and contemporary.

And…
While the classic menu is the same across all branches, the “Inspired By” menu features unique items.

(August 2017)

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  • Greg Landman

    Food
    Although all the tashas branches have the same menu all over the country, each one has a unique house menu. This eatery serves tapas and other Mexican and Spanish offerings. On the standard menu, breakfasts are legendary and feature comforting items like polenta porridge topped with crispy bacon, mushrooms, poached egg and parmesan shavings. There’s also delicious pain perdu, toasted brioche with berries, mascarpone and crème anglaise, which should really set you up for the day. The vast menu features fabulous burgers with all the trimmings, steaks, lamb cutlets, pastas and plenty of health options like quinoa dishes and brown rice chicken salad. During the day there excellent cakes, muffins and toasted sandwiches to fill the mid-morning or -afternoon gaps. On the Spanish side, you’ll find excellent tapas like the famous patatas bravas, hake bites, and paella with chorizo and seafood as well as very good seafood casserole.

    Drinks
    There’s a representative but small list of some of the best Cape wines, as well as jugs of white, red, cava, or beer sangrias to help the Spanish stuff along.

    Service
    Very laid-back at times, but friendly and warm; things can unravel when busy.

    Ambience
    The large long room overlooks the car par at the V&A – very LA, with the ocean just beyond. Décor is light, airy and very sunny in the afternoon when the sun sets, especially in summer. It’s popular with the ladies who lunch, and love the pastries and cocktails on offer.

    And...
    Try park in the area in front of the restaurant or in front of the Table Bay Hotel.

    (September 2016)

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User reviews

  • Tashas Definitely Deserve 5 Stars!!! Best Burgers in #CAPETOWN!!! In my mind, I literally checked every box as I enjoyed my meal and drinks! Excellent service from start to finish. My Friends and I had done some Tashas shopping that day and decided to end it off with dinner at Tashas and certainly did not regret our decision. The food didn’t disappoint at all. It was my first time and I truly wouldn’t mind going back and next time not to judge their food and service but to relax and fill my stomach of course! The vibe was great, waiter was real friendly. I couldn’t decide on a drink and asked him to recommend one for me, and he suggested a variety of great drinks, which myself and friends tried out… If you do decide to pop in, try their chicken prego, mini burgers, squids and Pastas … #FoodGasms without a doubt!
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  • Don't believe all the reviews on Tasha's V&A Waterfront - I went there yesterday and they couldn't get their act together to accommodate a large group. Not everyone enjoyed the food, the chap next to me complained that his pasta was bland and lacked salt. The Menu is more varied for breakfast and brunch, dinner not so much and most items on dinner menu is over R250 for a main course. I had a half portion chicken caesar salad that cost around R96. I decided to have the remainder for lunch today and found a small cockroach in between the slices of parmesan! The place looks great, but if this is the kind of experience people have to look forward to, I can't see the place lasting too long...
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  • We always have a great time at Tashas. Great menu, wine glasses and service.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
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  • Lunch
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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