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Atasca

Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 563 2603
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (20 reviews)
“prawns” (18 reviews)
“sardines” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Portuguese, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 104 reviews

Reviewed January 12, 2017

It is a popular Portuguese serving restaurant. Unfortunately as it is now part of a chain the food has lost its quality. Portuguese food can be fantastic but overcooking fish and adding a lot of spice does not make it authentic.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Wow, wow, wow....excellent food!! Its been a long time since I had such nice food....from started to dessert. Waitress new what she was talking about and gave excellent service.

Thank 666Nadine
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Hello. Looking for good food. You've found it. Very accommodating. Greeted with a smile. I started off with a margarita and hubby with a potent long island ice tea. Not many things are free these days but here we got complimentary Portuguese rolls with butter....More

Thank Shamilla B
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, Shamilla. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed December 18, 2016

I proposed to my girlfriend on Friday night at Atasca, I phoned ahead and told them the plans and visited before hand as well to get a feeling for the place. I was greeted warmly with every request catered for by Melanie and Candice. I...More

Thank Dylan P
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, and congratulations on the engagement! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed December 7, 2016

Good food, friendly staff and management - very much enjoyed the evening.. Waiter was super attentive

Thank dianefS9114XA
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Just as good as the Westville branch vibe is so good and the management is super Candice and Mell you guys are wonderful!!Food is excellent as always and our friends will also be coming on a regular basis Awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻

Thank PieterM88
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Yay, thanks so much for the great feedback PieterM88. We really look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We popped in at Atasca on the off chance that they had a table available for six people on a Saturday night! The staff were so helpful and accommodating and we were seated within 10 minutes. Our service was outstanding and food was delicious! What...More

Thank Enid M
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks so much for the kind words Enid M. We'll be sure to our team know, and hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed October 31, 2016

Very disappointed. From the moment that we walked into the restaurant we were constantly harassed by the Waiter. We had not even sat down when he was asking for our drinks order. We asked him to give us 5 minutes to sit down and then...More

Thank Mandalay2015
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

My mom turned 60 and she wanted a traditional meal from "home" so we booked at Atasca. We were a table of 19 and I was soooooo impressed with the service we received, from the time I booked to the time we left. There was...More

Thank Sally F
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thank you so much for the feedback Sally. We're so please that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had stopped at atasca on a busy Friday night with no reservation, the friendly staff at the door told us that they were currently booked but the wait wont be too long and offered for us to sit at the bar area, they had...More

1  Thank MssY15
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Atasca, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Wow, thanks for the great feedback MssY15. We really hope to welcome you again soon.

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ForTheLoveOfFooood
November 14, 2015|
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Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Hi, the chicken is sourced from a Halaal supplier, however as we serve alcohol in our restaurants we would never qualify for Halaal certification.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly Gaby'zTasca)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 563 2603
  • E-mail
Description
Naturally Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region, but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. The national dish is “Bacalhau”- dried, salted cod. The Portuguese has been obsessed with it since the early 16th century, when their fishing boats reached Newfoundland. The sailors salted and sun-dried their catch to make it last the long journey home, and today there are said to be 365 different ways of preparing it, one for each day of the year. The Portuguese word “tasca” describes quaint cafes, bistros or tavernas. These small, well known restaurants are delightful places to eat. Good food is always prepared with love and consummate skill, using the freshest ingredients available. If the quality of some ingredients are not up to standard, they will not be served. At a tasca we prepare each meal from order, so we ask you to be patient and to relax and enjoy your stay with us the Portuguese way… saude !
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