South Africa Mexican Restaurants

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Cantina Tequila in Bellville

Cantina Tequila

Bellville Mexican restaurant in Bellville

Enjoy your favourite Mexican dishes at this lively restaurant set in a popular and vibrant nightspot. Mexican sombrero displays adorn the well appointed interior as well as a proud Mexican flag. The food is delectable and offers everything you could want from an authentic Mexican menu. A buzzing atmosphere ensures that your Mexican experience at Cantina Tequila will be one to repeat.

Chilli Bean Mexican Cantina in Richmond Hill

Chilli Bean Mexican Cantina

Richmond Hill Mexican restaurant in Richmond Hill

Chilli Bean Mexican Cantina is a vibey and laidback restaurant located in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth. As the name states, this restaurant serves authentic Mexican meals coupled with margaritas and tequila. The staff is friendly and help create the ‘fiesta’ atmosphere. The food is reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Trading hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm.

Deez Mexican Bistro in Hout Bay

Deez Mexican Bistro

Hout Bay Mexican restaurant in Hout Bay

Delight your taste buds with wholesome hearty food in a relaxed intimate setting distinctly Mexican. The colourful lighting and authentic memorabilia blended with funky tunes transports you to the lively back streets of Mexico. Aromatic spices dressed with vivid colours and flavours tantalise your taste buds with an abundance of margarita and tequila to put out the flames for those brave enough to sample the chilli on tap. Seating just 22 patrons inside - this hip and happening tequila shrine offers great value for money and starter portions large enough to pass around the table. On balmy summer days, laze around beneath the old El Dinal by the river while satisfying your palette with tacos, burritos, enchiladas and temptingly delicious frozen margaritas.

El Burro in Green Point

El Burro

Green Point Mexican restaurant in Green Point

Dressed in vivid pink walls, plush leather booths, ambient lampshades and Mexican art, El Burro steers away from the traditional Mexican décor into a more sophisticated Mexican experience. Located along the Green Point strip, diners enjoy a myriad of Mexican pleasures ranging from ceviche, which is made with the fish of the day and bursts of lime, coriander, chilli and pickled red onion. Mains include a chocolate mole, the national dish of Mexico, as well as an array of soft corn tacos filled with chilli-battered line fish and braised short rib served with a spread of fresh guacamole, smoked and fresh chilli sauce, salsa and sour cream. Dine within the mood-enhancing interior or enjoy the balmy summer sun alfresco on the balcony.

El Fiesta in Observatory

El Fiesta

Observatory Mexican restaurant in Observatory

El Fiesta is a hidden Mexican restaurant off Main Road in Observatory, Cape Town. The bright and mismatched décor with sombreros everywhere makes one imagine they might be in Mexico. The meal portions are quite big and a starter can be enough for even the hungriest eyes. The affordable food and always-tempting jugs of frozen margaritas make any group enjoy the festivities.

Orinoco Restaurant and Deli in Western Cape

Orinoco Restaurant and Deli

Western Cape Mexican restaurant in Western Cape

Enjoy awesome Latin American street food prepared by renowned Venezualan chef Migdalia Bellorin, an attraction on his own. This original eatery has an ever-changing menu serving up food like Colombian stews, soups, Argentinian empanadas and the traditional Peruvian ceviche. Orinoco serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with a variety of sandwiches, scrambled eggs with Mexican flavours or arepa, a popular dish in Venezuela. Lunch dishes change on a daily basis and a variety of salads, vegetables and light meals like empanadas and tacos. A range of desserts are also available. The wine list consists of four wines. Try the perfectly balanced spicy Orinoco the very interesting Peruvian pisco sour or margarita. On Friday evenings guests can enjoy cocktails and tapas in this laid-back, relaxed gem in Cape Town.

Panchos in Observatory


Observatory Mexican restaurant in Observatory

As with all Mexican eateries, it’s all about sizzling palates, frozen margaritas and fiery tequilas, enjoyed in an authentic and vibey setting. The menu boasts generous portions and a wide variety of choice, with option of heat levels tailored to suit your palate. Visit Pancho’s for great Mexican food and ice-cold margaritas in Observatory.

San Julian in Cape Town

San Julian

Cape Town Mexican restaurant in Cape Town

This tequila-dominated retreat caters for fiery palates using only traditional Mexican ingredients that transcend the palate on a journey through Mexico. The menu spills authentic cuisine roughly translated and favour authentic corn tortillas and dishes best enjoyed with Tequila. The owner occasionally delights patrons with singing and guitar as flickering candles silhouette Mexican crosses, Sombreros and rust coloured walls. The open plan kitchen buzzes with aromas and tantalizing dishes such as nachos, coiled tortillas, tacos, tampiquena (barbecued meat with red rice, beans, guacamole) and tortillas (either handmade with corn or flour) accompanied by barbecued meat, guacamole, mozzarella, onion and coriander. Reputed for the best margaritas in town, freshly prepared meals and endless tequila, San Julian offers an authentic Mexican welcome.

Tex-Mex in Craighall Park


Craighall Park Mexican restaurant in Craighall Park

Mexican food at its best - in its original form. True Tex-Mex cooking can be enjoyed at this restaurant with its clean, vibrant interior. Try one of, or all, the traditional favourites when it comes to Mexican fare - burritos, nachos, fajitas, tacos and quesadillas. Fillings include beef, chicken, vegetarian or prawn options. The usual mouthwatering sides are available, including perfectly made guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and salsa. Extra chilli can be added for the adventurous palate.

The Fat Cactus in Mowbray

The Fat Cactus

Mowbray Mexican restaurant in Mowbray

Experience the warmest welcome from friendly, attentive staff that instantly makes you feel like a regular at The Fat Cactus, Mowbray. Mexican and American fare in hearty portions is the order of the day. The burgers are a must. Other options include burritos, enchiladas, nachos and quesadillas – all served with beans, salsa and sour cream on the side. The beverages are an event by themselves, with a great selection of tequila-based drinks and the best frozen margaritas around, available by the glass or jug. A truly friendly place with staff and regulars making new patrons feel at home and welcomed, the Fat Cactus is the place to be for great food, great people and a superb atmosphere.

Zapata in Claremont


Claremont Mexican restaurant in Claremont

The menu favours Mexican. Flamboyant dishes dressed in chilies and authentic flavours. The traditional décor and authentic memorabilia set the stage for tantalising dishes that are hot, hot, hot! Vegetarians are spoilt for choice and palates on fire can seek coolness with Mexican beer, tequila and icy cold margarita. Soak up the energy and warmth of Mexico at Zapata in Harfield Village, the perfect place for festive get-togethers.

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Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant in Johannesburg and surrounds

Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant

Johannesburg and surrounds Portuguese restaurant in Johannesburg and surrounds(3.5 km from South Africa)

Enjoy delicious and tasty cuisine and a feast for the senses dining on seafood, grills and typical Portuguese dishes. With attention to detail and personal attention, diners relax in tranquil surrounds dining on mouth-watering dishes such as grilled chicken basted in finger linking peri-peri the Mozambican way, or voluptuous grilled prawns, tasty pregos, trinchados, espetadas and popular feijoada. Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant tantalises with mouth-watering tastes and flavours the true Portuguese way in a colonial setting that invites relaxation.

A Churrasqueira in Rosettenville

A Churrasqueira

Rosettenville Portuguese restaurant in Rosettenville(4.4 km from South Africa)

An unpretentious family-run restaurant serving superb Portuguese cuisine, A Churrasqueira boasts an exciting menu with a wide selection of choices. An impressive wine list enhances the experience, with a brilliant selection of both South African and Portuguese wines. The interior is simple and warm, the service excellent and the prices reasonable. All in all, a wonderful place to dine in comfort.

Adega Do Monge  in Kensington

Adega Do Monge

Kensington Portuguese restaurant in Kensington(7.3 km from South Africa)

The delicious menu brims with high quality seafood such as voluptuous Mozambican prawns and a variety of succulent steaks, poultry and traditional dishes. The warm and inviting ambiance sets the tone for a unique Portuguese experience housed in a luxurious house in Kensington.


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