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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simple and tasty Portuguese fare

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Ethnee H
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
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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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Libreville, Gabon
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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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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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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were invited to join some friends for a Birthday celebration recently and I did not want to embarrass the host by sending back my food but it was inedible. I had the calamari as a main course and I literally could not eat it. It was slimy and I gagged every time I put a piece in my mouth.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Good food good atmosphere.. could do with some background music though.. great for a date night with the wife

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We agree with most of the other reviewers...after so many years this is still one of our favorite restaurants!! A true Portuguese gem with superb food, service and atmosphere. Great value for money too. Thank you for dishing up honest food.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place will never see me again. Terrible food and worse attitude. A waste of time and my money. A nice family get together became a nightmare and embarrassment.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been going to Casa Valdez for about 6 years and the menu still hasn't changed! My latest experience there was very disappointing, my meal was almost raw but thankfully our waiter replaced the meal. We won't go there again because it gets boring having to order the same item of the menu every time. Vou vazar Casa Valdez!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Seven friends and us had a great evening in this restaurant. Would recommend it as it was that good. Freddie and Derek Morgan.

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Lasne, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

it is always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. The hotness of the peri-peri depends on the chef. Watching the guys cook is very interesting and the quality of the food is always good. The house selection of wines is well chosen and the espedada is consistently good as is the calamari. Definitely a little restaurant to try and find.

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

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  • 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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