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Vasco da Gama Taverna

) #120 of 917 Restaurants in Cape Town Central $$ - $$$ , , Portuguese
3 Alfred Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 2157
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good50%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
3 Alfred Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like grundgy authentic places then this is for you. A great selection of beers and a large food menu. Authentic Portugese food that is the best i have had in cape town. Ditch your tie as this is a shorts and T shirt...More

Thank bielies
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy review to write...The Vasco has the best Portuguese food and this has consistently been the case, for as long as I can remember. The staff and food are great and the price is fair. Try to get a table in the old bar...More

Thank stevebenade
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We went for lunch, the welcome was excellent, our waitress was extremely helpful when we asked for recommendations knew the menu inside out. The history of the pub is interesting (ask your waitress). An excellent selection of craft beers. We were served an amazing steak...More

Thank Andyrew5000
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Had the PeriPeri chicken (their specialty), excellent. And perhaps the best French fries I've ever had. I know that sounds odd, but they were done just right with delicsious seasoning, but not over-seasoned. With a glass of wine and dessert, about $13 American, with tax...More

Thank akker1
Reviewed May 22, 2017

One walks into an old style pub with modern draught machines, large televisions and old style bar counter and tables. The menu is comprehensive where it is difficult (in a good way) to choose from. My son and I chose the half peri peri chicken....More

Thank Mike4462
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I have stayed with Rockwell Hotel 3 times and never visited this awesome place! The food is mouth watering delicious OMG! Very very nice atmosphere! Love the beer craft from castle! Portuguese foods are my new favorite!

Thank PVillageMosselBay
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

For a casual quick pop in dinner, sports watching, or just a pint, you can't beat Vasco. Generous portions, tasty, snappy service - lovely; wine list needs attention though

Thank Michael W
Reviewed March 6, 2017

A bit hidden away down a side street, but worth finding. All the usual pub attributes - dark wood and big TV screens, but it also has a covered outdoor area if you don't want the pub feel. The food is Portuguese - rich and...More

Thank julyan s
Reviewed February 23, 2017

A sports bar type place offering Portuguese styled steaks and seafood in a lively atmosphere.Good sized menu with something for everyone at very reasonable prices.Several televisions showing different sports.Very friendly and efficient staff and some interesting drink and 'special' daily meal options. This is not...More

Thank recordable
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Back home again, been tooooo long. Met some new service staff - they really are great. It is always such a pleasure to come back to great food COLD BEER (after a day of 37 degrees) still one of the best Cape Town venues. A...More

Thank Stephen M
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Response from De la Rey K | Reviewed this property |
Not published, I think. You will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Alfred Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 2157
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