Café or Bistro or Deli
The Buena Vista Social Cafe Waterfront
Over the years Buena Vista Social Cafe has become somewhat of an institution in the Mother City, having originally opened it's doors at the older location on Somerset Road back in 2000. It has since relocated around the corner to Portswood Road, a stone's throw away from the V&A Waterfront, and if anything has continued to raise the stakes in contemporary dining with its trademark Cuban stamp.
Buena Vista has always been an upbeat and vibey restaurant, with regular functions and salsa dancing nights taking place throughout the year. The interior is slick yet classic, with carefully thought out Cuban influences to make for one of the most authentic tapas dining environments in Cape Town.
And, when it comes down to it, tapas is exactly Buena Vista's speciality - in particular, their calamari, chilli poppers, nachos and chicken cubes are firm favourites on their menu. Also on the menu are larger meals, including burgers, and the ever popular Pollo Con Hongios - succulent chicken panfried to perfection in a mushroom and white wine sauce.
There's also a large and fully stocked bar at Buena Vista, and so whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, a large meal, or just to kick back with a few cold ones, this stylish eatery is often a great place to start.