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121 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 1757
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this place several times during our stay, both for lunch and dinner. The food and service were consistently good. The seafood and sushi were outstanding. On Sunday afternoons, there's a great reggae band. Great for a nice meal or just to hang out. Great location near the beach in Sea Point.

Thank RMColumbus
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sotano is located in Mouille point, Cape Town. Central to Atlantic Seaboard and within 10 minutes of the V&A Waterfront. The service is good, staff friendly. However when busy they can become a bit slow and expect to wait for your meals. They have a large menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is ideally located opposite the Mouille... More 

Thank Vimtha R
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is perfect and the wifi is good. As for the rest, service is slow, tables aren't always clean. Very very loud barley can have a conversation. I went to this place almost everyday while in Cape Town for meals and drinks to use the wifi. On the occasion of only having two drinks and leaving. The waiter told... More 

Thank travelbroker72
Bratislava, Slovakia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good with nice plating and friendly staff. We waited a bit longer for the food but the local was pretty crowded. Anyhow, the place worth the visit.

Thank Sebastian_Popity
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Sotano...the only beauty about it is the view and position....nothing more...loud....the table was not cleaned..it was so sticky...the deep fried fish was oily...but the worse was when i finished eating my chips ..i noticed i was eating from a very rusted tin without any greaseproof paper...horrid would hate to think how the kitchen looks like...i was offered half price on... More 

2 Thank Bernice497
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously disappointed with this place. Food and service was definitely not up to scratch and then I suppose it makes everything else irritating... Service was very slow and when I get rushed to order because they want to close the kitchen that makes me angry. Not only was the Risotto not up to scratch,but they forget to order it with... More 

Thank Andrew L
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Sotano is an establishment that has so much potential yet just never seems to move on from being a slightly tired and a bit of a tatty sundowner hang out. A great shame it really falls so far short of what it could and should be. The decor is genuine 80s, the food is of a similar level and the... More 

Thank Ohjaygeen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and a friend of ours came for dinner. The cocktails were very good. My boyfriend ordered the duck flatbread and that was excellent! It arrived cold but it was divine. My friend and I ordered the lamb burger which just happened to be on special which was a nice surprise. I had ordered mine medium (without avo) and... More 

Thank kelseyr847
York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Cape Town and this bar seemed to be a great place to visit for a drink and lite nite. The ambience was lively and a band were getting ready to play. We were attended to immediately and shown to a great table. We were given menus but then left for ages until the manager came across to... More 

Thank MR5ECY
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was a nice chilled evening out. The wine was great and our seating outside was quaint. I was a bit disappoint with the food, I expected WOW and just got average. Pleasant night out though

Thank DeniseM_Jackson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1757

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