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TAPASCO serves delicious Tapas, inspired by Star Chef Neil Jewell ("Bread and Wine" and "Jewell's" @ Spice Route). All wines are from Franschhoek, most ingredients are locally sourced. Tapasco is open from 8 am for all day breakfast, but offers mouth watering lunch and sophisticated Tapas from 11 am - every day. Enjoy fantastic Terbodore coffee on our sunny terrace and a piece of home baked cake
PRICE RANGE
R 50 - R 100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
African, European, Contemporary, Cafe, American, German, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Now known as the Garden Café we had a lovely breakfast in the sun. Food was good and came fast eventhough the host was catering alone. So when looking for tapasco be sure to visit the Garden Cafe.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

Lovely friendly service and excellent standard of food. We had a great breakfast. A very good location in the town centre.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Wish we’d discovered this place before our last few hours in Franschhoek. Quality food made with love; served with a smile. I went for the Shakshouka option on the breakfast menu; thoroughly recommend 💙✨

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

Catering for a memorial is a mammoth task. Catering for a memorial for your US colleagues at the shortest notice possible? Nothing short of miraculous and the service absolutely marvellous. I mean, this goes beyond what I can even comprehend. What am amazing team. Nadine...is remarkable as is the food she prepares and serves. 10/10More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

Super scrambled eggs on toast, nice coffee and friendly service. Bacon excellent, slow roasted tomatoes were more grilled, not great. Freshly squeezed orange juice good too.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Tapasco is a lovely little corner restaurant in the heart of Franschhoek. We visited for dinner, which we knew before would consist only of tapas. First impressions were good: the place looks inviting from the outside, and while small, the interior has a certain charm...about it. The staff on duty were also friendly and eager to make our experience enjoyable. The wine list was small but good, and my wife and I opted for the Ms Molly bubbly, from Moreson wines, not far from the restaurant. But the. Came the tapas, and the only slightly negative comment: The selection isn’t massive, and if you choose the tapas platter, you’ve pretty much had the entire menu. To me, the whole point of tapas is to enjoy a large variety of different tastes, and while the tapas on offer were largely very good, I did feel somewhat at a loss for variety. Just a simple chorizo or salt and pepper calamari would have been great. Or some that could totally delight with their innovation. In the end, Tapasco is a solid, meat-and-potatoes establishment, with good food and great service. But in a town filled with good food, I think is needs to elevate itself somewhat, especially in terms of the variety and quality of main attraction: tapas. Everything surrounding that was very good, and I can highly recommend the apple tart as dessert. To the guys on duty that evening: Thanks for great service!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and we do it very well at home so it’s hard to impress me. From the outside the restaurant doesn’t look special but I liked the warm homely interior. Our breakfast was exceptional. 2 x Smashed Avo...Toast with perfect medium poached eggs and crispy bacon. Snobs Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Service, food and experience was faultless. So I’m returning for the same this morning! We chose this place after walking down past all restaurants/cafes from the top of the street. Turned out to be the best choice.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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CoinFrancais, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2022

Wow, what an amazing review Venture. Thank you so much, we're very proud to receive this amazing feedback and will pass it on to our kitchen staff. Hope we'll see you again more often in the future. Kind regards, Nadine and the TAPASCO Team

Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely quality freshly made dishes. We loved the Tapas for 2. The Apple pie is perfect!! Not too sweet, served with fresh cream and so delicious!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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CoinFrancais, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2022

Dear Freedom, thank you so much for your great review. We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, Nadine and the TAPASCO Team

Reviewed 8 August 2022

We enjoyed a late lunch with a selection of of tapas (Bitterballen particularly delicious) followed by fish & chips, eggs Benedict, toasted avo & egg sandwich, bottle of bubbly, orange juice, cappuccinos, apple crumble with sparkling water, all for R977. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming....Excellent service from Byron. And Morné, the manager, was welcoming and attentive. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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CoinFrancais, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2022

Dear Emelda, Thank you so much for your amazing review of our little restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed it and we will pass your review on to Morne and Byron. Kind regards, Nadine and the TPASCO Team

Reviewed 17 April 2022

Don‘t let the exterior fool you, in the evenings, this place offers great African fusion cuisine for moderate prices. Not fine dining but a great experience and something different to the rest.

Date of visit: April 2022
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CoinFrancais, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2022

Dear Anonym 089, thank you so much for your review. Very happy you enjoyed your meal. Kind regards, Nadine

Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Had an amazing time at Tapasco for a late breakfast. Our Waitron Mr. Professor was excellent and accommodated us really well. Service was on point and definitely makes for a return visit!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Great coffee spot in Franchoek. Their service is great and the coffee and breakfasts are excellent. The Omelette and Shakshuka are amazing

Date of visit: August 2021
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Franschhoek-Valley of Dreams, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2021

Dear Roger, what a fabulous review. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Tim, Nadine and the Tapasco Team

Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

The food were just fantastic went their with family for my 60th birthday and going their again 6 days later. We all enjoyed the tapas was just delicious. Staff also very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

Went to this place for brunch today. Coffee served was weak and watery. Ordered a pasta dish and it arrived cold. The fish in the fish and chips lacked flavour. Pumpkin fritters disappointing. Would not go back again !More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Franschhoek-Valley of Dreams, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Dear afif_79, I am very sorry to hear about your bad experience. Everything you described is completely below the standard that we aim to offer - and also not in line with all the excellent reviews we get on google. I can only apologize and...More

Reviewed 4 October 2020

Excellent and very tasty meal, Professional service at table from the waiter, Will definitely be back and refer! Thank Tim and Nadine, Regards Jan and Gert

Date of visit: October 2020
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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Tapasco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Dear Jan and Gert, thank you so much for your great review. - Your first review on tripadvisor! Hope to see you again many times in the future. Tim and Nadine

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