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Dias Tavern

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15 Caledon Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 465 7547
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Somerset West
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were going to the Fugard Theatre (If you can see District 6 Kanala do go) and the Dias is the only restaurant we found in easy distance from the theatre. This is honest, Portuguese cooking: there is nothing fancy about the restaurant Thin paper serviettes, old crockery and cutlery, no tablecloths, place could do with decorating. However, if it... More 

Thank Mervyn C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best unpretentious Portuguese food in the Cape. Centrally located very near to the Fugard Theatre with ample free parking. When ever my soul is screaming out for a busy, friendly, vibery onslaught of Portuguese spices and sauces and especially the best Portuguese steak in town, served on a steaming sizzling skillet, it is off the Diaz I go.... More 

Thank Tony D
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were brought here whilst on holiday by some friends, local capetonians who like this restaurant and I was very glad they brought us here. It was a little out of the way and off the tourist track but the food was lovely. My friend had the Kingklip a locally caught fish, which she'd never had before and it was... More 

Thank janethejock
Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this restaurant to us. The owner made special arrangements for us, as we did not make a booking beforehand and this place is buzzing! So, my first tip is to book your place!! The setting is very casual, nothing fancy here.They specialized in Portuguese food, so my husband ordered a Port Rump steak and I had theCalamari... More 

Thank Charlotte P
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were met by co owner Dani and escourted to our reserved seats. Live music was playing, audible yes, but not deafening. The early customers were leaving to go to theatre nearby. We ordered whole baby chicken, peri peri flavour. It was both huge and well flavoured. The Dom Pedros in our opinion is still the best in... More 

Thank Jacques L
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit. Great Portugese food. Peri-peri chicken, Portugese steak is the best on the menu. Asked for Maria Strauss to serve you. Enjoy.

Thank golfgreen2016
Hermanus, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was surprised to see so many reserved tables at 6 oclock in the afternoon on a weeksday. Nice vibe with the plactic yellow chairs. Good service, but food seems to be all deep fry, bit to much oil. No garnish at all on the plate.

Thank tweesaam
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to visit here weekly when I lived in the city. Returned after many years away hoping for the awesome food I always had. Welcome and service were outstanding as always but I was very disappointed in the calamari and steak I ordered. The plate was swimming in oil and calamari tasted of old oil. So not what I had... More 

Thank Graunya B
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great food as always, although the trinchado was extremely salty this time around. Baby chicken perfectly done and value for money. Chicken espetada was soft tender and tasty. Katembas good as always. Quick friendly service

Thank Igmar P
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and value for money. Great live music. The peri peri chicken is a must try as it's one of the best I ever had. Friendly and reliable service. Highly recommended.

Thank stonejames

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Caledon Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 7547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?