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Escondido Tapas and Wine

30 Rudd Rd, The Post Office Centre, Illovo, 2196, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0058
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (67 reviews)
“paella” (10 reviews)
“spring rolls” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
30 Rudd Rd, The Post Office Centre, Illovo, 2196, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Love the food, Spanish style tapas menu with delicious and fulling portions. unfortunately this restaurant is in the lower level of a very secluded centre which is Dark and not great for women walking around at night - needs better lighting at the top parking.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kmlester2014
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a top Joburg restaurant for us. So seeing Escondido is closed for 'urgent renovations', was a big disappointment. But there is no activity there. When can we expect our favourite tapas joint back in operation?

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank JonDads
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We have not been to Escondido for some time and when we were in the area on Saturday, we decided to pop in for lunch. The menu which was previously almost entirely focused on tapas has changed, with the inclusion of bowls and planks. This...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Beechman1
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We visited for my husbands Father's Day lunch. They are normally closed on Sundays but decided to open. It was full. The ambiance was lovely, a very continental feel, service was good and the food to match.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 369heather
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We arrived without a booking and was warmly greeted and accommodated. The Tapas menu is big And requires the right choice. The ribs & pork belly were tough but the oxtail ravioli was really tasty and tender . The espitade was average. Good atmosphere &...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sansmerrill
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is situated in the Illovo Post office complex, so it us centrally located with ample parking. Well laid out restaurant with good seating. Tried various Tapas.. French Fries were good, Chicken giblets were incredibly salty. Risotto was tasty. Melanzane was good. Mushroom with truffle...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Raptor0O1
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I am so upset! I cannot believe that i only discoved this amaizing gem now. I had such a lovely evening, fantastic service, warm cozy atmosphere, heaters to break the winters cold and great tapas, generous portion. I would defnitly recommend that you go check...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MarthinezvdM
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We've enjoyed many delicious meals at Escondido Illovo and they have a wonderful wine selection hence, we keep returning but the last visit was quite disappointing. Firstly, the tapas selection was so boring. Seems the same old options keep popping up on the menu. Zucchini...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ravi_K13524
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Impressive range of wine, great ambience and friendly but not attentive staff. The calamari, zucchini and pork belly spring rolls was delicious. If you ordering the paella, ask for less peas because we got more peas than rice. I was not able to work out...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank SN666
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing and the ambiance very good. We had our baby shower for work there and they were very accommodating and the staff friendly.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mr_Thestral
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Rudd Rd, The Post Office Centre, Illovo, 2196, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0058
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