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La Grotto Restaurant

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126 Main Road | Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 797 8420
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We regularly go there for steaks and Ribs, undoubtedly the best ribs in the Southern Suburbs. Nice relaxed atmosphere and good service! We've never had a bad meal and the owner does the cooking himself!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We are regular patrons at La Grotto and this is only because they serve well prepared food and we have never been disappointed. Personalised service adds that extra touch and the prices are reasonable. We often refer friends and visitors but they should make their presence known more widely. Unfortunately they do not have an updated website, this will help... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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202 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

A lovely find. Not easily visible from the road, signboarding wise. Don't be put off by the no frills, simple style as you first come in to the restaurant. The service is friendly and helpful and the food extremely tasty. They have a lovely special if you arrive and put your order in for your evening meal by 6.45 p.m.... More 

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Cape Town
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

My daughter and and friend and I went to this restaurant last Saturday evening after my friend raved about the superb steaks that she and her sons had enjoyed there on a previous occasion.We were greeted by the waitress at the door and offered a complimentary glass of sherry and the promptly seated at our choice of table.We were the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

A great old style restaurant that needs a bit of a spruce-up but don't be fooled, it has great value and tasty food with charming friendly staff. The fish was fresh and the beef curry tasty!

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Thank Trippin_Russell
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had a wholesome meal, prepared and presented with enthusiasm. It was much enjoyed and offered good value. They have early bird specials which are worth considering. Service was pleasant and polite

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Thank Aeraille
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Drove down after a recommendation, my wife said it was the best steak she's ever had! Go for a fillet! Great friendly service from the staff and great value.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Don't expect to find a fancy resturant with a similiar price tag -this no frills resturant that serves just good old fashioned food at a reasonable price is worthy of a visit. The portions are big and the owner ever present to address any concerns.

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Thank AlanB640
South Africa
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We have been going to La Grotto for years and when the new owner took over we were concerned but we had absolutely nothing to worry about! Its is still excellent and consistent with many of the original menu items still available and really tasty. Its casual and old fashioned but its great and the food is hearty!

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Thank fumpo
Milnerton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

One evening Gary invited people for a dinner/dance event with a set menu. My wife and I told him we are vegetarians and he prepared a most amazing vegetarian meal for us, including starter, main course and desert. We've learnt over the years that some restaurants will go out of their way to make vegetarians feel welcome. Thank you Gary.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Main Road | Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 8420
Description
La Grotto Restaurant established in 1972 is the oldest restaurant in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.Renown for their exceptional seafood & steaks, La Grotto celebrates it's 40th year in business this year.Owner / operator Gary Farinha has been in the restaurant trade for more than 25 years, starting out in Pretoria under Master Chef Gasparino Rosselli. Gary and his wife Sherri moved to Cape Town 20 years ago, owning and operating restaurants in the Strand & Gordons Bay for almost 15 years. Most recently Gary was the Food & Beverage manager at the world famous Chapman's Peak Hotel in Hout Bay.Come and enjoy an evening of exceptional food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere.

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