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Cosecha Restaurant

5 Reviews
Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
Phone Number 0218743844 Opening Hours

Monday and Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (kitchen closes 4.30pm)

Menu

Menu - Cosecha Menu. - Updated April 2018

Details

Food
Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
Corkage
R80
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals, Views
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Noble Hill wine estate, Klapmuts-Simondium Road, Simondium, Paarl

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Gregory Landman

Food
Apparently Cosecha means ‘harvest’ in Mexico, and that is exactly what one gets here. The showstopper is the guacamole made right at your table, made as spicy as you like or toned down. The large mortar and pestle mashing the avo and other ingredients is just the thing to whet your appetite. It is served with warm tortilla chips and you can add bacon or cheese to make it almost a full meal.

Other starters include tacos with shredded pork or excellent ceviche with prawn and citrus as well as chipotle meatballs and irresistible serrano-wrapped prawns.

Try the beef enchiladas, nice and rich, or the fish tacos with a citrus salsa in homemade tortillas for main courses and add a side of patatas bravas to make it all go with a swing.

Once you have eaten like this you will never think of Tex Mex food in the same way.

Drinks
The excellent wines of the estate are served at good prices as well as others from this famous wine region.

Service
Charming and easy-going. The owner is always around to make sure things tick perfectly.

Ambience
The large veranda overlooking the gardens with just the right amount of lush foliage to shield one from the fierce summer sun is the perfect place to be when you want to relax with the right companions.

And…
Do a wine tasting beforehand and decide what you would like to drink – take some home to prolong the experience.

(October 2017)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    I absolutely love Cosecha! The location is relaxed and pretty, and the decor fresh and vibey. Of course, the reason for coming all the way out to Paarl is for Cosecha's yummy Mexican food. Order the guacamole, which they make fresh at the table - a great starter! The mains are very generous - I had the chicken tortilla and took half of it home for another meal. Previously I've had the pork carnitas, which are a real winner. Our food took rather a long time to arrive.... which is fine to a certain degree when you know it's being prepared fresh. However, this took just too long. On the plus side, even though we did not complain, the manager came to our table and offered humble apologies and a complimentary bottle of wine. This is what good restaurant service looks like. Don't worry - we'll definitely be back!

    Great ambience and wonderful food.

    No oily tabasco-ed food here. Just fresh and spicy Spanish-inspired flavours in beautiful surroundings.
    Cosecha is the Spanish word for Harvest. It reflects their location in the middle of the vineyards. This is a delightful addition to the Cape Winelands for a number of reasons. The farm owners are from California and as such they have introduced their favourite cuisine – Mexican - to the wine region. This is unlike any offering we have had previously in South Africa. The dishes are a celebration of fresh flavours and they strive to try and create the authentic dishes. This is a challenge as some items such as Mexican cheese is not found here. To overcome the challenge of using the correct chillies - they are now growing their own. The restaurant offers extremely good value for money. In fact, it is actually cheap for what you get. As such it would work for locals and foreigners during this credit crunch time! We completely over ordered as we assumed the Light and Fresh section would be starter size portions and ordered three of these and one from the Warm and satisfying section between the three of us. What arrived was a feast! The portions are substantial and each dish was delicious. My two favourites were the Tiger Prawn Taquitos (R48) and the Beef Enchiladas (R75). The mouth watering description of the Tiger Prawn Taquitos was A traditional Mexican street food from the coastal regions, sautéed prawns mixed with chillies, lime and coriander, wrapped in flour tortillas and served with fresh guacamole. It was so delicious I am going to have to sneak back there very soon! Note that they also do picnics for those who wish to have slightly less adventurous food. Location, Paarl wine region. Tip, they are very close to Glen Carlou & Backsberg wine farms - so it is a good idea to combine a tasting at these two estates with a visit to Cosecha. Note that you must head into the Noble Hill Winery tasting room to taste their wines and their innovative flavoured olive oils.

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