Tuk Tuk gives you the option of choosing individual plates or a sharing concept of three-plate or five-plate options for communal dining. With a good combination of textures and Mexican-inspired flavours, each dish is well considered and executed, perfect for enjoying with the beers made on site.
A favourite is fresh corn nachos with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream, served with your choice of either cheese and pulled beef. Also great ideas are the seared-tuna taco with guacamole and smoked onion aioli, and the spicy sweetcorn nuggets with chipotle chilli dip.
The Tex Mex burger and fries comes highly recommended. Made with the finest quality ground beef, the patty is succulent and oozes flavour. It does offer a good sting of hotness, but that’s surely expected from the Mexican-inspired menu.
End it all off on a good selection of desserts, including the highlight of spiced churros with chocolate dip. They have also been creative with a chocolate taco, adding to it seasonal berries and caramelised peanuts. Be sure to try the Tuk Tuk brew in the ice-cream selection; you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Local is lekker. Appropriately, the influence of local craft beer is strong, and diners are spoilt by being able to feast in the same space where this liquid gold is being produced. There is a small selection of wines and spirits, but the main focus is brews. A tasting selection of craft beers is also available.
Efficient and friendly, with good knowledge of the menu and brewery.
Cosy, relaxing and perfect to unwind.
If the weather’s good, you’re bound to experience a tranquil sunset.
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Mexican food comes to Franschhoek Main Street at this brand new eatery. Most of the menu is familiar to SA tastes but there are some items – like the game fish ceviche, served with sour cream and tortilla crisps –which are not usually on the Tex Mex radar.
It's a good idea to order dishes for the table to share so one can spread the tastes around. Spicy nachos flash-grilled with bubbling cheese makes a good way to start the ball rolling. Follow with tuna, chicken and slow-cooked beef tacos accented with guacamole, sweetcorn hash and braised onions. Add a plate of cheese quesadillas with smoked chicken, tomato and cream cheese and you will be cooking with gas. Healthy cooking this is not. Very popular are the sweetcorn nuggets with a chipotle chilli dip and the chilli and lime chicken wings. Finish off with spiced churros with dark chocolate and chilli dipping sauce.
Their excellent beers are available in tasting sizes of three or six or man size glasses. Try the T and T –tequila, tomato, and beer – for a taste kick. There are also two Mullineux wines on offer.
Professional and friendly.
Plenty of copper is visible in this semi-industrial space as the beer is made right there. Light floods in from the street but the mood is cosy and relaxing. When the weather is good the pavement is the place to be, especially on a balmy Franschhoek evening.
Go for a beer tasting and take some home.
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