So this was our second time there...
However, we were there last Friday, 19/05/2017. The music was more Mexican, more lively and an older crowd (30's) - with a strong surfer influence, which was contradicting to the vibe Cabron was trying to portray. The first time there the Nachos needed some improvement but the Tacos were nice. Not great - but nice - especially what you pay for. We preferred the beef over the pork and tuna (we did try the chicken via a mate of ours - wow - hot indeed!). We walked away with a small bill considering Cape Town - and the wine wasn't bad - and quite enjoyable.
Coming back on the night of the 26/05/2017, the music has changed to a Justin Bieber following - the kind of music you would see at small coastal towns and the crowd all being 19, maybe 20. We ordered similar dishes again (a small 5 item menu or so) - 2 beef, 1 pork, 1 nachos and 1 bottle of red wine. As you order, you need to pay... But the card machine didn't work. I told the cashier to "call me when you are done - we are sitting outside"...
Anyhow, the food arrived and the nachos were definitely better than last time. The beef was less tasty and hence I devoured the pork taco (which also improved a lot). The beef I'm afraid to say we had left overs and was not satisfying. We got to a point of not being able to handle the atmosphere of drunk 19-year-olds bumping into our outside table (at just after 9pm), vaping away and listening to that non-relating music of what the ethos is of the restaurant. We left our half a bottle of wine there and went to a place in Shortmarket street.
As we got there I wanted to pay for glass of wine, I saw I'm missing a card... Which was still at Cabron. Lovely. So I walked back, getting to the till, where the card machine was still not working... "Only cash or snapscan", I was told. "Guys", I said, "I just walked close to 760 meters to get here, for my card, that I asked you to give to me, I do not have cash nor snapscan on me, please provide me with you EFT details and I would gladly transfer money for you". The manager was helpful, I gave him my cell number and email and will transfer the money once I get feedback.
However, the aspects are three-fold plus one:
- the vibe does not go along with what they try to be;
- the atmosphere changed from Cape Townian to 'a young drinking aspect';
- the food is not wow - just well priced; and
- I told the guy behind the bar where we sit to bring my card (as it's a pay as you order system) but I had to walk back the 760 meters to fetch my card.
- Not pleasant. - Not impressed. - Not a happy customer.
Will they see me again? No. Why? The atmosphere does not live up to what the ethos of the restaurant is trying to portray. Their service is less than great even though the owner (or one of them) is there, and the food is not A.