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Despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences. Portuguese cuisine is famous for seafood. The influence of Portugal's former colonial possessions is also notable, especially in the wide variety of spices used. These spices include piri piri (small, fiery chili peppers) and black pepper, as well as cinnamon, vanilla and saffron. Olive oil is one of the bases of Portuguese cuisine, which is used both for cooking and flavouring meals. Garlic is widely used, as are herbs, such as bay leaf and parsley.
Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison and a renowned wine-list with rare Cape vintage wines and imported liqueur selection – and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.
Shop 6262, Upper Level, Victoria Warf, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 3pm
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 7pm to 11pm
Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests live entertainment from our dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for our fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, our menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair. Including a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room our venue is versatile as well as suitable for private functions.
57 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 3pm
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7pm to 11pm
The theme at Dias Tavern, an informally decorated Portuguese taverna, was inspired by the 17th century explorer Bartholomew Dias. Open for lunches, with a beautiful view of Table Mountain, as well as dinner, there is an extensive menu with a wide choice of meals.
Included in the menu are fresh linefish & other seafood specials; meat dishes & charcoal grilled steaks; spicy trinchado or Portuguese fillet steaks; peri-peri baby chicken or prawns; smoked eisbein, espetada (traditional braaied steak on a skewer), vegetable platters & salads.
15 Caledon Street, Cape Town
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 3pm; Friday to Saturday 11.30am to 6pm
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6pm to 11pm; Friday to Saturday 6pm to 10.30pm
A very cosmopolitan approach on a very buzzy street with a very boisterous atmosphere.
Corner Kloof Nek and Burmside Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Breakfast: Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am to 2pm
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am to close
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am to close