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Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 563 2603
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (16 reviews)
“prawns” (17 reviews)
“peri peri” (4 reviews)
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Portuguese, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled onto Atascadero. Had prawn and chicken dish. Lemon butter sauce and Mediterranean grilled vegetables. Food was excellent. Prawns were so tender. Service was also excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went to Atasca with family friends. It was quite when we arrived at about 6pm but got busier the longer we stayed. Eventually all the tables were occupied and the service levels dropped. The food was good. I enjoyed my creamy steak. The prawns...More

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

From the days of A Gruta in Florida Road, to Gaby's Tasca and then to a change in name and ownership - ATasca has remained a firm, family favorite. The service is great. There's undercover parking. It's safe. The ambience is lively. From the rolls...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I love going to Atasca for a Sunday lunch with friends. It is such a friendly and relaxing place, no parking issues. The food is great especially their Peri Peri chicken and if you never had swimming rice, do yourself a favor and ask for...More

Thank RonnieDBN
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went to there for my husband birthday the food was very good I had the calamari and peri peri chicken the was delcious the service was also very good

Thank Pauleen P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What great food we had here. Best part we managed to get a table on a last minute request. We all cleaned our plates. I had the espetada with chicken absolutely moist and tasty with giant prawns. My hubby had the sardines and enjoyed it....More

Thank InezzPatel
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Seven of us had lunch at Atasca Durban North. We were all pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome. The staff are polite, efficient, knowledgeable and pay attention to details. There was a lady singing and playing the guitar softly which enabled the patrons to chat...More

Thank wacky999
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to surprise my sister with a late 30th birthday celebration so we decided upon Atasca Durban North, the first impression of the place was lovely set on a lively street, the restaurant itself was lovely to look at great ambience,...More

1  Thank leonaeserdaw
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went out with friends for dinner on Saturday 8 April 2017. I had not been to the establishment before, was told to go to Gabys but same location called Atasca. A Portuguese restaurant in Durban North that must be visit, you will not be disappointed,...More

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic but the service was on another level, really 5 star service, cannot fault our waitress for a single thing. The seafood platter was awesome and all the other meals at our table looked great but the chocolate brownie is to die...More

Thank logann176
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Questions & Answers
14 November 2015|
Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Hi, the chicken is sourced from a Halaal supplier, however as we serve alcohol in our restaurants we would never qualify for Halaal certification.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly Gaby'zTasca)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 563 2603
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Naturally Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region, but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. The national dish is “Bacalhau”- dried, salted cod. The Portuguese has been obsessed with it since the early 16th century, when their fishing boats reached Newfoundland. The sailors salted and sun-dried their catch to make it last the long journey home, and today there are said to be 365 different ways of preparing it, one for each day of the year. The Portuguese word “tasca” describes quaint cafes, bistros or tavernas. These small, well known restaurants are delightful places to eat. Good food is always prepared with love and consummate skill, using the freshest ingredients available. If the quality of some ingredients are not up to standard, they will not be served. At a tasca we prepare each meal from order, so we ask you to be patient and to relax and enjoy your stay with us the Portuguese way… saude !
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