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La Grotto Restaurant

126 Main Road | Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 797 8420
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good58%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 Nov 2015
“Excellent grills”
4 Mar 2015
“A place worth eating at”
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$$ - $$$
126 Main Road | Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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!

Thank gavtex
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...More

Thank Marlene T
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...More

Thank Jenny H
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...More

Thank Geraldine306
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!

Thank Trippin_Russell
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

Thank Aeraille
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.

1  Thank Makeusabrew
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.

Thank AlanB640
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....More

Thank fumpo
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...More

1  Thank David_in_Milnerton
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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