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“Nice relaxed place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deez Mexican Bistro

Deez Mexican Bistro
4 The Promenade, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
0217903602
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Ranked #32 of 50 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Old, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Nice relaxed place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Deez is in a small cottage with an outdoor area as well. It's a fairly quirky place - the menus are on the wall and large boards scattered around. There's nice comfy seating especially outside. Service is friendly and cheerful in a relaxed and laid back way.

Food is excellent - the nachos grande were historic - massive portion. Very interesting take on beef fajita with a type of stew rather than fried up meat - very nice indeed - and decent tacos.

Not expensive, and different to the normal food you find in this part of town. Recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great chicken wings, but man, sloooooow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I've been to Deez a couple of times before for the chilli poppers and chicken wings and have always enjoyed it.
But for some reason (new cook? Was there a cook?) last night the service was unbelievably slow, to the point where I was close to giving up and leaving.
The restaurant wasn't full, so I couldn't figure out what the problem was. The waitress kept apologising and saying things like, "the food is going on the plates, it'll be just two minutes", but the upshot was that it took an hour from ordering to eating.
And then the guacamole was missing - which was also a little annoying. Anyone else wouldn't have noticed, but having eaten the same meal a couple of times before, we did. She apologised again and said they'd run out - and the spicy tomato sauce was a substitute.
I guess anyone can have a bad night - and as I say the food was tasty and inexpensive. My share of the bill was R105 excluding tip for wings and a third of a bottle of wine.
But just be prepared, and don't go there when you're in a hurry.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very good service, great frozen margs and amazing food! All in all, Deez is a fabulous joint to go to for a fun evening. Only thing I would recommend is a change is music!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in Cape Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A really lovely little Mexican restaurant with excellent, authentic Mexican food and great, relaxed service. There's no big formal menu or generic food and the staff were great in suggesting we shared a few platters which allowed us to taste a little bit of everything ... which was really great as I'd not really been too adventurous with Mexican food before. Lovely fresh ingredients, great flavors and a cosy ambiance made for a enjoyable evening.

It is tucked away a bit from the main restaurant areas in Hout Bay which makes it fairly quiet as well as feeling like a well kept local secret - lots of parking nearby too and worth a visit in my opinion.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Deez Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We had a pretty awesome experience at Deez. Food was awesome (Poppers are crazy good btw), actually everything was amazing. Fish you can get any where, but good mexican food with a great vibe is not that easy in RSA, go to Deez!!

It was our 5 anniversary, and we had a really good evening! You won't regret it.

AJ

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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