Along with “cheat, and you cheat yourself” and “don’t bite people’s ears”, one of life’s most important lessons is that dynamite comes in small packages. Applicable to most cat and mouse cartoons and the legend of Philippe the Revolutionary Flea, this intelligent idiom also applies to La Grotto. Find out what all the fuss is about with two 250g fillet steak and mash, calamari and rice or Kingklip and mash meals for two people for R120.
As Plumstead’s oldest running restaurant, La Grotto has had enough life experience to cook up a storm of tidal proportions. And oh what a storm it is. Small and cosy, La Grotto goes to show that dynamite can most definitely come in small packages, bringing with it a powerful blast of culinary craftsmanship. Run by passionate owners and their friendly and efficient staff, a visit to La Grotto is like coming home after a bad day and being greeted by an old friend. With quaint décor, red and white checkered tablecloths and many years’ worth of history hanging on its walls, the stage is set to enjoy foodie fun with a vintage feel.
Whether you’re a meat head or a friend
of the fish, La Grotto’s culinary skills are said to be as legendary as Zorro
and twice as bold. Using only the
freshest home cooked vegetables, well matured meat and fresh fish that arrives
daily, don’t be surprised if your taste buds break out into song while dancing
a victory jive. It’s that good.
I am sticking my neck out there, but I doubt I have had more tender calamari anywhere in Cape Town - Andrew Bergman, Top of the Times
What is your best Cape Town secret? If you are looking for one of the best steaks you will ever have in your life, you will have to visit La Grotto in Plumstead - Question asked by Weekend Argus to Nicholas Snow