Tacos, burritos, nachos… hmm! There’s something truly irresistible about Mexican cuisine. That sour cream, guacamole, chipotle goodness is hard to beat. Throw in a frozen margarita jug or two and it sounds like a delicioso evening in the Mother City, right?
Feast and fiesta at these five Mexican restaurants in Cape Town:
1. The Fat Cactus
You haven’t truly been to Cape Town until you’ve been for a jol at The Fat Cactus. Dig into the tastiest nachos you’ll eat while the cocktails keep coming. The chilli poppers are the real deal.
- Something to try: home-brewed gingerbread tequila / spicy jalapeño, chorizo & feta risotto balls
- Locations: 5 Park Rd, Gardens /47 Durban Rd, Mowbray / 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock
- Website: fatcactus.co.za
2. Zapata Mexican Restaurant
Get ready to feast. The portions at Zapata are generous. Located on the corner of the buzzing (and seriously underrated 2nd Avenue), this eatery serves pure authenticity.
- Something to try: chilli con carne enchiladas
- Location: 65-67 2nd Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
- Website: www.facebook.com/zapatamexican
3. El Burro
The setting is super trendy and the food is epic. Think modern Mexican, delivering on the classics and winning with some new flavours, too.
- Something to try: pineapple chill margarita / sweet potato and feta taquitos
- Locations: 79 Main Rd Greenpoint / 1, New Church St & Kloof Nek Rd
- Website: elburro.co.za
4. Tacos Locos
Tacos Locos serves up flavours that are seriously insane in the membrane. On offer are all the beloved classics, plus some unique renditions, like Italian meatball tacos.
- Something to try: curried chicken tacos (low carb, charcoal taco shell as an option)
- Locations: 364 Victoria Road, Salt River / 1 Lester Road, Wynberg / 5 Barrow street, Monte Vista
- Website: tacoslocos.co.za
5. Didi’s Mexican
Didi’s offers full-service catering and has retail branches. Best of all is the iconic travelling food truck. Street food at its finest!
- Something to try: braised beef ‘Bitchin Burrito’
- Locations: 83 Durban Rd, Mowbray / 9 Dean St, Newlands
- Website: www.didismexican.co.za
Picture: @_el_burro / Instagram