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San Julian Taco & Tequila

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3 Rose Street | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 4233
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say because I am a fan of nachos I did find THE place ! Every thing in fact is very tasteful and delicious and the best being The Frozen Margarita JUG. Very nice and colorful venue. Interesting mix of customers and good service.

Thank CTandyou
Knysna, South Africa
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem! Hidden away from the usual tourist routes. Colourfull service, and excellent authentic mexican food. Try their pitcher of margerithas with your meal...

Thank MikeGoodChow
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant hidden away.. felt an urge for Mexican food and decided on this place... upon arrival we thought it might be good! Only 2 waiters, seemed abit out of place. Had a guacamole starter which we asked not to be too spicy, we ate it and our mouths were on fire! Next we had the enchiladas but it smelt... More 

Thank Lisa V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good authentic mexican food, tasty, with a selection for all tastes. A family run restaurant with great ambience and warm, homely feeling. The service was outstanding which is a rare thing in this day and age, Experience from beginning to end was an absolute pleasant and memorable dining experience.

Thank anth0nyphyfer
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

San Julian is one of my favorite places in Cape Town and definitely my favorite Mexican restaurant in South Africa. I am from Mexico and I really appreciate and enjoy the effort they put on their food, everything is freshly prepared in the restaurant and you can really feel these bite by bite. The hand made tortillas truly taste like... More 

3 Thank Alma R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is the first time I post a review about a restaurant. I am however compelled to do so now. I tried to resist the compulsion for about six weeks or so, but I simply have to get this off my chest. In summary, the waiter was not presentable. The food was poorly presented. Of a table of four, not... More 

1 Thank Quintin F
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A terrible experience from begining to end!!!! Everything we ordred from the food to the margarita's was awful and our waiter looked rough. San Julian one of Cape Town's few authentic Mexican restuants was very dissapointing! I won't be back or reccommend San Julian!!!!!

Thank valentineg24
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very pretty set up however you cant really relax as there it is very cluttered and there is too much movement around you. Service was fair. Found it really shocking however that they had no chilli poppers and i was given some attempt of a chilli popper. A mexican restaurant with no chilli poppers!! they also could not offer all... More 

Thank Aarthi S
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Place is cozy and has the standard rustic Mexican decor. Menu is so small, and by 745 pm they had run out of one of the 4 starters on the menu. Unacceptable. The portions are miniscule for the price and fillings are diet friendly - portion wise. At nearly 150-200 per person, much better Mexican options out in the cape.

Thank Shruti_Akshay
Gordons Bay
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Magical Mexican Mysteries! - by Ursula Brown, Managing Editor, Cape Info SA At the official media lunch launch, Cape Info SA met newly arrived Garcia family (Ricardo, Arturo, Patrica, Mom) the SAN JULIAN RESTAURANT team... The passionate Garcia family, left Mexico en route to the Mother City in late 2009. With them, a myriad of magical mexican mysteries and main... More 

Thank Ursula B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rose Street | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 4233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?