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“OK but not as good as we hoped for”

Bocadillos Bakery and Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Only visited this restaurant because of the good reviews. Whilst we weren't disappointed we weren't over-awed. We ordered a beef burger and to compensate for leaving off the bacon and cheese, a second patty was offered. We also ordered a chicken mayo on ciabatta. Unfortunately the patty was not the best - too many chewy bits and the black olives were too overpowering for the meal. Despite asking for no cheese, the side salad came with feta. The promised red peppers did not make an appearance and the mushroom sauce was way too oily. Capuccino was OK. Had a slice of Apple crumble after the manager/owner advised that there were no raisins in it. Turned out that he does not what his products contain. However, the crumble was good.

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Thank Selena G
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've been to Bocadillos twice and both times was met by friendly, relaxed service and a great range of delicious cakes. Their pancakes were nicely presented and the carrot cake came as an enormous wedge of a serving. The place is pricey compared to nearby bakeries, but the professional table service justifies this mark-up in my opinion. The fresh fruit juices are yummy too.

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Thank hittheroadjac
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place is beautifully decorated and the food is well presented, but it is really expensive, especially for Port Elizabeth. I don't mind paying, but then it must be descent. For example take away slice of pecan nut tart, R32 for a tiny slice. There is just no comparison with other bakery/deli's like Fournos in Joburg.

Thank DominiqueduP
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Given the great reviews of Bocadillos we made an effort to find out what the fuss is about. I found a fly fussing around me, the waitress was totally ignorant of the fly and for that matter allmost ignorant of the goings-on in the cafe. The pizza was good and the coffee and drinks served as expected from a eatery.

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Thank Rooihoogte
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

On holiday in Port Elizabeth and were advised to try Bocadilos and were very pleased we did. 4 of us had pizzas and we all agreed they were the best Pizza we have ever had and very good value for money. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. We visited again and were equally impressed. Well done Bocadilos!

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