Door 221 opened its doors just a few weeks ago and is already proving to be a cosy little go-to spot for great tacos, craft beer and, the kicker for me, their trinchado fries.
I guess you could say that there was a certain amount of expectation that surrounded Door 221 prior to its opening. I mean, when your neighbours are the likes of a bacon nirvana and a cheese haven it’s fair to say that Door 221 had a lot to live up to. And I found that it did.
Tuesdays in Cape Town just got a little more varied with Taco Tuesday at Door 221 – every Tuesday you can pick up a delicious, stacked taco like the one pictured below for the reasonable price of R45. Choose from a pulled pork, cumin and tomato salsa taco, a fresh tuna, guacamole, coriander and lime taco or a grilled mushroom, jalapeno and bean taco served with feta and corn salsa. The trinchado fries are also heavenly and I loved them as a side with the hot dog – grilled bockwurst, home-pickled cucumber and radish with German mustard on a soft butter roll from Woodstock Bakery.
This little dive bar is big on character and the locals are loving it already (just check the reviews on Facebook). But whatever you do, make sure you order a side of those trinchado fries.
Photography Josh Adams/HSM Images