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Tapas Beach Restaurant

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Aston Bay, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
0833218508
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a great experience

We were very excited to visit this restaurant with the "beach" vibe, however, it did not quite live up to the expectation. The place felt a bit neglected on the hygiene side and whilst the kids were playing in the sand the dug up cutlery and the like :-( The food looked very nice with large... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Etienne D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very excited to visit this restaurant with the "beach" vibe, however, it did not quite live up to the expectation. The place felt a bit neglected on the hygiene side and whilst the kids were playing in the sand the dug up cutlery and the like :-( The food looked very nice with large portions being served, but... More 

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Thank Etienne D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is an outside restaurant, sort of a closed up lapa. It serves fish and chips or veggies. I had the butter fish, which were devine and my wife had the cob (line fish) which were more expensive and disappointing. The place were packed, close to 100 people, and I saw only two waitresses. I found them a bit pricey... More 

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Thank JJ L
Port Alfred
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I am so disappointed and here is why: - got seated at a dirty table - both courses, we had to go fetch our own cutlery - wind blowing slightly, making sand from the roof fall in our food and drinks - at R150 a plate (we had 2 courses each, my husband and I) service was ridiculous, wasn't even... More 

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Thank moniquer71
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

TAPAS was our wedding venue on 19 December 2015 and we could not have asked for a better venue. The staff and the atmosphere was amazing. everyone is still talking about this great place with the best food in town. we would recommend Tapas for any occasion

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Thank 155marshah
Pretoria, South Africa
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A very diverse menu served professionally in the sand with the ocean across from the restaurant. Big groups can be accommodated professionally and individual travellers will also be catered for attentively

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Thank Leanne D
Johannesburg South Africa
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Two sand in the feet restaurants on this pretty stretch of beach. Walskipper which is right on the shore and a good experience mostly by virtue of its spectacular setting. So Tapas is set back, also with some sand carted into a less suitable building some distance from the beach. On a summers day its hot with an oppressive over... More 

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Thank Jimboza
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Super disappointing! Some of our meals were good but the calamari was spongy and had clearly been frozen/wasn't fresh and the rice was under-cooked. We waited 2 hours for our dinner and got terrible service. On top of this, the restaurant proudly boasts several old South African flags which is in extremely poor taste. Give this restaurant a skip and... More 

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Thank JenStrydom
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Authentic look. Delicious fresh seafood....a bit more expensive than the average Jbay spot. Coctails at Cape Town prices. Very friendly service although they could do with an extra waiter to cover the mostlt big tables. Good outside area and also playarea for noisy kids. Loved it!!!

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Thank Ushandra
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

You are only informed that you can wait up to hour to hour and half after you waited and eventually enquire about your order. Then the owner rush to the table and start a discussion that sounds more like a fight. Really? Very,very disappointed!!

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Thank Anna S
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

They seemed to be more interested in the larger tables than just us two. After our drinks eventually arrived we continued to wait for service to order our food. I think we had about three different waiters serving us and none of them were that interested. After at least 30 min of waiting to order food we eventually asked for... More 

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Thank Michael K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aston Bay, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Jeffreys Bay
  • Phone Number: 0833218508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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