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Casa Valdez

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Corner of Main and Van der Byl streets, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
27218526817
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a fun night out

Having visited Casa Valdez with friends before, we thought we'd take our old friends who were visiting from Brisbane. We booked for Thursday evening when there is live music. Casa Valdez allows patrons to bring their own wine, which is a bonus because we knew it would be a long evening with lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Ethnee H
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Having visited Casa Valdez with friends before, we thought we'd take our old friends who were visiting from Brisbane. We booked for Thursday evening when there is live music. Casa Valdez allows patrons to bring their own wine, which is a bonus because we knew it would be a long evening with lots of drinking (!) I started with chicken... More 

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South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It was December holiday.... Festive season and all. My fiance' decided that a night out at a quaint little Portuguese restaurant would be great, so she booked local a table for us at Casa Valdez Somerset West. The reviews on TripAdvisor sounded good. Not listed as one of the best, but listed on the better-half-scale of restaurants in the area.... More 

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Thank SouthAfricaTourist
Somerset West, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Have just relocated to Somerset West, had family visiting from overseas and thought this would be a good venue after hearing positive things.....Thursday nites are Packed due to live music, music was great.... but the venue is way to small for this sort of thing, if you enjoy shouting at eath other to communicate, waiting for ages for your food,... More 

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Thank Shaynepetersen15
Somerset West, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The espetadas are the best and the basting sauce is amazing. Good value for money. Very friendly staff.

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Thank brigitta_derendinger
Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We are regulars at this establishment. Favourites are, beef espenada, peri-peri chicken, and the Casa valdez salad must be the best in the Cape.

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Thank Liztr2014
Richards Bay, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

A lovely little Portuguese tavern situated in the heart of Somerset West. We were greeted very pleasantly and the service was great. Hadn't had a Laurentina beer for 40 odd years and it was still the same - very nice. The food was very good although having been in Mozambique and Angola the Portuguese steak could have done with the... More 

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Thank KingsleyP631
Somerset West, South Africa
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you're looking for good meat based dishes in a restaurant with a lot of life then look no further than Casa Valdez. A must eat dish is the espatada, you won't regret it.

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Thank Terry E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you visit this restaurant, eat what the locals eat there: simple Portuguese fare! Do not expect fancy this or fine that - only honest to goodness Portuguese food. The chicken is my favourite, done with lemon and herbs but it can be spicy for the more adventurous eaters. It was done to succulent perfection. Our waitress wisely advised us... More 

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Thank NosySquirrel
Libreville, Gabon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A must on your travels - specially on a Thursday night with live local music. The menu variety is great and the owner is always available to offer that extra info on the menu choices. But be warned you have to book your table as this little jewel with limited seating is very popular among locals and visitors

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Somerset West, South Africa
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were invited to Casa Valdez on a Thursday night, which is the night that a delightful duo play and sing and make the atmosphere very festive (we only left after midnight). Our waitress easily managed a table of six, although the table settings are rather basic and we sat at two tables of different heights that had been pushed... More 

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Thank Ethnee H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Main and Van der Byl streets, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: 27218526817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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