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“Brilliant meal, views and service”
Review of Cafe Orca

Cafe Orca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Cape Town
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brilliant meal, views and service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Beautiful day in Cape Town, my wife's birthday, we fancy seafood - so onto TripAdvisor and search for a new venue. We find Cafe Orca in Melkbosstrand, only about 25kms up along the West Coast. It's a Tuesday so not very busy, as we are seated at the window with the South Atlantic all before us just over Beach Road. Good wine selection - a chilled local white was requested. Food time, so I chose the silver fish and half portion of grilled calamari and my wife chose the sole with salad. Well, the food was served and we were amazed at the size of the portions - and hoped that it all tasted as good as it looked. It was delicious! So tasty, expertly cooked and backed up by oh-so-polite and discreet service. A most enjoyable seafood experience in a restaurant that we did not even know about, within less than half an hour's drive. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Sunday at the sea”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

As usual, Orca did not disappoint. We had the seafood platter for two which provides ample variety and superb taste. The platters are served with vegetables and chips and quite filling. The platter includes squid, two types of line fish, prawns and muscles. Service was slightly slow today but our waitress was friendly and efficient. A great place for Sunday lunch, but come early as they are generally full and don't take bookings.

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Bradenton, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is definitely the place for a great Seafood meal. It is cozy and the staff are very well informed as to the ingredients in many of the dishes and the preparation of each. I had Lemon Sole it was a treat that has not been duplicated anywhere. The menu is mainly fish. Special desert each night. Open for lunch only on Sunday. Closed Monday

  • Visited July 2014
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“Perfect lunch”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent place to have a great seafood lunch. The first Sole I had was the best and the biggest so far. I hope to have it again very soon. An excellent place with a great location.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best value seafood restaurant.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

For ambance day or night, a great seafood menu and excellent service, and with good wine selection at a fair pricing, this is the best in and around Cape Town.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank archie317
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