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“Great concept well excecuted”

Gastao's Tapas & Craft Beer Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 82 Restaurants in Bellville
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Gastao's is a unique local tapas and craft beer house that provides a friendly environment for people to enjoy some of the best locally produced craft beer paired with awesome Portuguese style Tapas. Gastao's will provide some of the best Portuguese flared tapas dishes, inspired by the country's regional cuisine. We will source the right ingredients and liaise with local craft beer providers so that we provide a genuine experience for our customers. Traditionally, the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Served with local craft beers, tapas are based on simple, inexpensive ingredients, easy recipes and straightforward presentation. Tapas can be eaten informally 'en la barra' (at the bar) or 'en la mesa' (at a table where enough tapas can be ordered for a full meal). Rustic décor, nice tunes and warming hospitality will help to create the right ambience. What with all those bite-size delicacies to be shared, along with a pitcher of lovely craft beers and a awesome atmosphere. But in a setting like Gastao's, great food and a awesome vibe downright gives itself, body and soul, to a great relaxed time. Picture rich jewel tones and low lights, wrought-iron fixtures and a room that glows gold. Gastao's is where we hope our customers will exceed their expectations and really enjoy what local craft beer and local cuisine has to offer.
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Description: Gastao's is a unique local tapas and craft beer house that provides a friendly environment for people to enjoy some of the best locally produced craft beer paired with awesome Portuguese style Tapas. Gastao's will provide some of the best Portuguese flared tapas dishes, inspired by the country's regional cuisine. We will source the right ingredients and liaise with local craft beer providers so that we provide a genuine experience for our customers. Traditionally, the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. Served with local craft beers, tapas are based on simple, inexpensive ingredients, easy recipes and straightforward presentation. Tapas can be eaten informally 'en la barra' (at the bar) or 'en la mesa' (at a table where enough tapas can be ordered for a full meal). Rustic décor, nice tunes and warming hospitality will help to create the right ambience. What with all those bite-size delicacies to be shared, along with a pitcher of lovely craft beers and a awesome atmosphere. But in a setting like Gastao's, great food and a awesome vibe downright gives itself, body and soul, to a great relaxed time. Picture rich jewel tones and low lights, wrought-iron fixtures and a room that glows gold. Gastao's is where we hope our customers will exceed their expectations and really enjoy what local craft beer and local cuisine has to offer.
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is the first establishment in the Northern Suburbs, to my knowledge at time of writing, that offers such a wide selection of micro-brewed beers on tap and in bottle and coupled with the tapas-style menu, it's bound to be a popular spot in the foreseeable future.

On the beer side of things, they offer a of different number (eight or ten) of local micro-brewed/"craft" beers on tap, including a great cider and a ginger beer. Bottled they also have large selection of mainly South African beers, but also some familiar and unfamiliar British beers. The prices are decent and pretty much what you expect to pay. A four-beer taster is available to explore the taps, though a little expensive i.m.o.

The food is largely Portuguese, so expect lots of garlic in some dishes and lots of seafood. The tapas selection is very good with three veggie options and another among the selection of mini epsetadas. Sadly though there's no veggie option among the mains, so I expect there aren't many vegetarians in Portugal. The quality and portions were good and the flavours well-balanced, the burgers were big favourites in our party and the only complaint was that there wasn't enough cheese sauce on the burgers, although the bacon jam toppings and patties were quite generous.

The vibe is pretty good, rugby was on the TV and the speaker volume was a little loud, but it's a very lively atmosphere and if you prefer quiet dinners then you should probably look elsewhere. The service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and communicative and appeared more-or-less when we needed.

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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I have been to Gastaos a few times in the last 3 months.
Great spot for anything from a quick craft beer to a a birthday party to a business meeting.

Thanx for the excellent service and great food guys! Keep up the good work.

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

On our recent visit to Cape Town we met with our family at Gastao's Tapas and Craft Beer Restaurant. Not knowing Craft Beer we were introduced to the Craft Beer Selection by being given a taster of each of the various Craft Beers available as well as a short description of each by our friendly Waiter. My favourite was the Cool and Refreshing Ginger Beer. The food we ordered was very delicious and tastefully platted. The portions were big and filling. The deserts were also sooo delicious and a feast to the eye as well. It was a wellcoming Kick Start to a relaxing and enjoyable 2 weeks holiday in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had the best time! The best tapa’s. Quick and friendly service! The owner and manager (Wayne) spoiled our table with free champagne and a proper cheese platter! Really a “MUST-DO” when in Cape Town!

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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner with friends recently. Tapas and Beer was great. Service a lil slow but friendly and competent. Only thing lacking is a bit of ambience - maybe a musician playing in the corner or similar.

Highly recommended!

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