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La Menara, Cape Town CBD

Hours

7:00 - 22:00 Mon
8:00 - 22:00 Tues to Fri
9:00 - 22:00 Sat
Closed Sun

Cuisine

Middle Eastern
Moroccan
Vegetarian

Halaal

Muslim Owned

Price Range (p/p)

Not Specified

Breakfast
Casual
Casual Dining
Dinner
Lunch
Parking - Off Street
Waiter Service
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Updated: 27-10-2021

This quaint and quiet little eatery was perfect for a much needed catch up session with an old friend. Seated near a window, I was pleased at how neat, clean and well presented everything was. They have a small section downstairs for people to sit down and some seating available upstairs. However upstairs is not as decorated in the Morrocan theme quite like downstairs.

It was my first time here so I wanted the whole Morrocan experience and thus opted for a Traditional Morrocan Breakfast. The meal consisted of two eggs cooked in olive oil, served with a variety of breads including a roti like bread which for me was kinda weird for breakfast but went down well with the marinated olives. Included are also two kinds of marinated olives, some cheese and butter. You also get to choose between a Morrocan Mint Tea or a coffee. Being my first drink for the morning, I opted for coffee. In addition to this I asked for a portion of hummus which complimented everything else on the plate. My friend opted for a Fes Ftour Breakfast which consists of two eggs, grilled tomato, mushroom and a choice between chicken or beef sausages.

The staff was very friendly and the food well presented with the cutest tiniest tagines to hold the butter and olives. I enjoyed my breakfast although I must admit, I missed the sausage or spice beef. The food may be a little bland for some but on the whole it was good. We ended our meal with a Morocco Mint Tea which is green and mint tea infused and sweetened with orange blossom nectar. I’d go back just for the tea as it was that good.

I had a look at the whole menu and I have to say that their food is really affordable. Breakfast ranges from R35 to R80. Our entire meal came to R205 and for two people that is very well priced especially when you on that “middle of the month Salticrax”. The rest of the food on their menu is decently priced with the mains ranging from R75 to R180.

If you are looking for cuisine which is different and a cosy location, then La Menara is a definite go.

La Menara is a traditional Moroccan restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sheesha also available.

By Munira Allie
Project Manager by day, everything else all of the time. A wannabe baker and passionate chef who loves an adrenalin rush cos it makes me feel most alive. I love fast cars and daydream about superbikes. I have a predilection for all things nature and love capturing the Almighty’s majestic beauty even more. If I had a statement to describe my life it would be “she turned her can’t into can and her dreams into plans”.

Please note: Hungry for Halaal is not a certification body. We do our best to verify that an establishment is Halaal Certified or Muslim owned but we cannot guarantee information that is supplied to us.

User Reviews

  • The restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Very friendly host, beautiful décor and setting. The for was absolutely delicious and rich in flavor as the Moroccan cuisine always is.

    I had the Harira Soup as a starter, which was tasty and flavourful, served with toasted bread. For my mains I had the French Beef Tacos. My boy had the Kofta Tagine which was bursting with flavor. I then ended off my meal with Moroccan mint tea which was served with rose water for extra flavor.

    This is a restaurant I would definitely recommend for intimate breakfasts, lunch or dinners.