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Dias Tavern

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15 Caledon Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 465 7547
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had some sardines and prawns in this friendly Taverna in District 6. Cheap and cheerful. The food was good and the servers friendly. Fairly quick too.

Thank richard m
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointing dinner, went there 2 years ago an the food was very good so we decided to go there for my birthday, i ordered a calamari starter which was like rubber then I ordered the Joes special grilled calamari an rump steak the food literally took 2 mins to come to the table. There is no way that... More 

Thank Rochelle W
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been many many many years since I visited Dias Tavern and was a little apprehensive . On arrival we parked and passed an over crowded boxing club and then entered a very shoddy looking entry to Dias Tavern and up a flight of stairs to the restaurant where you are greeted with long tables and plastic chairs, this... More 

Thank Alison M
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dias offers up a form of comfort food that's without compare. The totally non pretentious atmosphere, some of the best food anywhere in CT surpassed only by the excellent service (especially where Maria is confirmed - you don't ever dare question her advice) makes the Diaz a regular firm favorite! Its always full day and night for good reason!

Thank Ohjaygeen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance are not that great, but the food are fair portions and very tasty. It is packed by 19h00 but taper off by 20h30

Thank coetzeejc
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful pre-theatre dinner at this Portuguese South African restaurant tonight. Portuguese filet steak and salad and the most succulent prawns and salad you've ever eaten. Fast attentive service and Great relaxed atmosphere. Another place to relish in central Cape Town.

Thank danbybloch
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with fantastic atmosphere. Friendly and reliable service. The food arrived in no time and it was very tasty well prepared and presented.the wine list included aome very popular wines amd the music was soft. We will return.

Thank briandolly098
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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233 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Enjoyed a casual business supper. Good service. Menu has a good range of food, which is well prepared and tasty.

1 Thank GaryvE
Cape Town
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I am wondering why I have never reviewed this wonderful gem before? We have been to Dias many times over the years and it is one of our "go to" favourites when we want great, honest food. We have never had a disappointing meal at Dias and the prices are reasonable and portion sizes decent. The restaurant is very "homely"... More 

1 Thank SunshineSeason
Rio de Janeiro
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Everything was good, starters, main course and desert. Eapetada, which is kind of meat on the stick, was spectacular!

Thank GladsonRJ

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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, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?