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“The Place to meet your friends!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Valdez

Casa Valdez
Ranked #58 of 118 Restaurants in Somerset West
Cuisines: Portuguese, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Strand, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Place to meet your friends!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Friendly owner and staff. Food excellent, close to Somerset West, Strand and Gordons Bay. Book your table in advance if you are hungry or just chill at the bar.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Rustenburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“REAL Portuguese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Not our first visit to Casa Valdez, and it won't be our last either. This is a proper Portuguese restaurant that harks back to the good ole days in Lourenco Marques. We didn't try the seafood, so I won't comment about that, but the Espetada (beef or chicken) is super. The value is right on par too. Good selection of beers, even some Mocambican ones like Laurantina Preta. This is a 'compact' retaurant, which means you may not find a seat at peak times, but the atmosphere is great. Open windows, open plan kitchen, a real 'together' place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank GwilymHowes
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CapeTown : South Africa
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“BEST VALUE MOZAMBIQUE CUISINE - SOMERSET WEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Having just visited Mozambique in May/June for 5 weeks focussing on Central Mozambique, Ican unequivatobly rate this small un-assuming restaurant as the BEST - to the extent that after our 5 week trip our first restaurant revisit to Casa Valdez immediatly thereafter proved that their product was significantly cheaper, tastier and much better than we tasted in our 6 weeks in Moz.

This establishment makes no pretences at "fine food" - it presents fantastically valued meals , really well cooked and in a convivial atmosphere (inside as there is absolutely no view)

We have been going here for over 10 years (at least 2x/month) there has never been inconsistency (though watch if your chicken may get a piri-piri sauce instread of a lemon butter) - consistently great , really nice waitrons and proprietor most often present- in my view probably the best valued venue in the Western Cape) - and certainly better value than Vilanculo, Pomene, Barra, Tofo, or Chidenguele in Mozambique - good Moz Beers and Portuguese wine if desired
A good atmospheric venue whether single, with family , friends or as a couple (as we do most often)

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank FairCape
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Hermanus, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Miss our "Local"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great Food and atmosphere. Have moved to Hermanus and unfortunately nothing here to match Casa Valdex for good value!

Visited April 2012
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Libreville, Gabon
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Thursday Night Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

When it's Thursday night it must be Casa Valdez. Live entertainment to your hearts delight. Informal Portugese style with a good solid reliable menu. Wines on offer from the Stellenbosch Vineyards and very well priced. Friendliness is part of the service and the willingness to make up a meal not on the menu is "No Problem!!"....Well done all of you.......The Lady in charge makes the experience worth taking a detour from Cape Town CBD to Somerset West.

Thank you Guys............

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank GABOEN
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