Top 10 Tapas Restaurants in Joburg: UPDATED

If you’re all about sharing and are looking for fabulous places to go where you can nibble on a few snacks and appetizers with friends while having a sundowner or two, then check out this updated list of top tapas restaurants in Joburg!


Cafe Sofia – Greenside

Everything’s groovy at this 70s decorated tapas and meze bar, with its retro colour scheme and top spot along the Greenside strip. Think fusion tapas that borrow from European, North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, and you can round the meal off with one of their sweet tapas desserts. Café Sofia offers a host of drink and food specials. Good spot to continue sipping your sangria into the night.

Location: 133 – 135 Greenway Road, Greenside
Contact: 011 646 4003

Mythos at Design Quarter – Fourways

Mythos brings you delicious Greek cuisine served in an elegantly stylish atmosphere, making it the perfect spot if you want to have an intimate dinner for two or just a relaxed lunch with friends and family. There is a lovely selection of mezes to choose from and share, giving you a variety of flavour to indulge in.

For more info, check out their website.

The Office – Greenside

This is the perfect spot if you are looking to meet up with friends after a long day at the office and are in need of some great cocktails and delicious tapas to nibble on! This is more of a lounge-like setting (versus a restaurant) where you can sit back and relax. With smoky mirrors, white leather couches, low lights and stylish drinks, there is no better place to end off your day!

Location: Gleneagles Road, Greenside
Contact: 011 023 9863

Plaka – Eastgate

This is definitely one of my favourite spots when I am looking for some great Greek food! They have a delicious selection of tapas for you to choose from, which goes along just perfectly with their delicious selection of dips to add a little more zest! My absolute favourite are the Keftethes (homemade meatballs) and the Calamari stuffed with feta and peppers!

For more info, check out their website.

Crazy Horse – Parktown North

The menu at Crazy Horse is all about sharing, so it is no surprise that they have a rather extensive and impressive selection of tapas for you to choose from! There is a great mix of Mediterranean delicacies with a hint of Italian. And, if you are feeling more ravenous than peckish, there is a selection of pizzas and pastas for you to enjoy.

For more info, check out Crystal’s review on Joburg’s Darling.

Thava Indian Restaurant – Norwood

I have been to this spot a number of times over the years, and all I can say is that I cannot get enough! They have a great selection of curries that come in nice little pots, perfect for sharing if you what to have a bit of variety among your table.They are also known for their Northern India inspired, tapas-style dining. I definitely love the lamb khorma!

For more info, check out their website.

The Grazing Room at DW 13 Eleven – Dunkeld West

For some fine dining, DW 13 Eleven is the place to be for delights that will tantalise your taste buds. But, if you are looking for something to snack on or want something to share among the group, be sure to head to their Grazing Room and take a look at their selection of tapas. Their Italian spring rolls have my mouth watering and I love the sound of the Smoked mozzarella, parma ham and rocket with a white cream sauce! Yum!

For more info, check out their website.

Buddha Ta – Fourways

Buddha Ta gives you an enchanting and sophisticated spot to enjoy fabulous cocktails and yummy tapas. There are four bars, lounge areas, restaurant seating and mingling areas that give you enough room to socialise, play and eat. They have a good selection of tapas for you to choose from depending on how big your table is, and their boards have great treats that will leave you wanting more.

For more info, check out their website.

Oliva Bar and Kitchen – Illovo

Oliva Bar and Kitchen has followed from the success of the well-known Fino, and offers you a cosy and intimate spot for a first date. They have a huge selection of tapas to choose from, whether you are vegetarian, looking for something from the ocean or something meaty to nibble on. I love the sounds of the Pinchito Morunos – three tender de-boned leg of lamb skewers marinated in various Spanish spices!

For more info, check out their website.

Mezepoli – Melrose Arch

Greek with a dash of Mediterranean, Mezepoli offers you a meze based menu, which means all of their dishes are designed to be shared amongst you and your dining companions. You can choose from a great selection of tapas and sushi that will not bust the bank! Perfect for a girls get together!

For more info, check out their website.

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