Escondido in Spanish literally means ‘hidden’ which is a great name for this restaurant because it is nicely nestled in the basement of the Postal Service building in Illovo and almost ‘hidden’ if you do not know what you are looking for. Escondido Tapas and Wine Restaurant offers Spanish cuisine and there is a huge variety of tapas which change all the time.
For those that are not too familiar with the concept of tapas, they are small servings of different foods but what Escondido’s may lack in size they make up for in their variety. Their menu consists of about 24 mains to choose from and they all boast flavours from across the globe, such as smoked chicken spring rolls, calamari, paella, melanzane to seared tuna. They also offer a large assortment of wines for wine lovers and even have their own wine cellar in the restaurant.
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Escondido Tapas and Wine Restaurant is located in the trendy Sandton suburb of Illovo.
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 151 reviews
I really enjoy going to that place when visiting Joburg, although this time I felt the menu a bit oily as a lot of the tapas were fried. But the wine list is still great and very reasonably priced...
I have been here on a number of occasions from nights out with the girls, family lunch and date night with my husband and have yet to find an occasion (or rather an excuse) not to come here. Menu...
Great atmosphere and very creative tapas. As a vegetarian, there was a variety that was enjoyed by the entire dinner party. However it is unclear whether they cater for vegans as the waiters could...