#HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou initiative, we’re dishing out the deets on some incredible restaurants in and around town.

We love Mexican culture for many reasons, but most of all, the food. There’s no better way to celebrate life than with a mouthwatering, flavoursome and delicioso spicy Mexican meal. And of course, no sit-down is complete without a hearty shot of tequila or an icy mojito.

Luckily, Cape Town has no shortage of international food! We like to get down and fiesta at these fine establishments.

VIVA Mexican Kitchen & Bar

 

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This funky spot describes themselves as the “home of authentic Tex-Mex & classic frozen, deliciously flavoured & unique margaritas,” so we’re already hooked. The food is not to be missed either and whether you prefer to spice things up or keep it simple, they will fill your belly with all the goodness.

Find them at one of three locations:

1. Vrede Street, Heritage Square, Durbanville | 021 976 1966

2. 2nd Ave, Harfield Village, Kenilworth | 021 6715281

3. Devonshire House, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch | 021 883 9406

Tacos Locos

 

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We can’t say enough food-related words to describe how scrumptious this cuisine is. Yummy, nom-nom, and get-in-ma-belly good.  The flagship store is based at 61 Station Road, Observatory.  This scrumptious street food eatery is running fabulous specials at the moment, take a look:

Tuesday = Taco Tuesdays, which means you get 15% off your entire bill (this excludes combos).

Wednesdays = Buy 2 portions of tacos and get your 3rd portion free

Thursdays = Burritos Thursdays which means you get 15% off all the burritos all day.

Fridays = Free fries Friday.  You get free fries with every smash burger ordered.

Another branch is based in Wynberg and is a satellite kitchen only, meaning they are only available for delivery via Mr D and UberEATS in the Wynberg and surrounding area.

UberEATS and Mr. D app our specials are as follows:

Monday (Obs only) – 20% off all nachos – “Nacho average Monday”

Taco Tuesday – R75 for any taco portion

Wednesday – Buy 2 taco portions get 1 free

Thursday – R90 for any burrito all day

Pancho’s

No introduction needed here. A fan-favourite for years, Pancho’s is the vibiest of the vibey. From burritos to tacos to everything in between, you will be spoilt for choice. Gather the amigos for a well-deserved night out and let the good times roll!

Find them at 127 Lower Main Road, Observatory.

 

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You haven’t been to Cape Town if you haven’t been for a jol in this lekker hangout. Dig into the tastiest nachos you’ll eat while the cocktails keep coming. The chilli poppers are the real deal too. They have several branches, find them in Gardens, Mowbray or Woodstock. Warning: their home-brewed gingerbread tequilas are delicious but deadly.

 

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It doesn’t get more authentic than this. If you close your eyes, it won’t be hard at all to imagine you’re right in the hustle and bustle of downtown Mexico City. Trendy, hip and happening – this is where it’s at. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Find them at these three locations:

El Burro Greenpoint – 0214332364
Cabrito Tequila Bar – 0214332364
El Burro Taqueria, Tamboerskloof – 0214223554

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Article written by

Anita Froneman