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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Portuguese

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Naturally Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region, but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. The national dish is “Bacalhau”- dried, salted cod. The Portuguese has been obsessed with it since the early 16th century, when their fishing boats reached Newfoundland. The sailors salted and sun-dried their catch to make it last the long journey home, and today there are said to be 365 different ways of preparing it, one for each day of the year. The Portuguese word “tasca” describes quaint cafes, bistros or tavernas. These small, well known restaurants are delightful places to eat. Good food is always prepared with love and consummate skill, using the freshest ingredients available. If the quality of some ingredients are not up to standard, they will not be served. At a tasca we prepare each meal from order, so we ask you to be patient and to relax and enjoy your stay with us the Portuguese way… saude !
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The family had great chicken espetada. Brilliant prawns and a divine red roman fish delectable dessert. A must in durban

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dilipvall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to aTasca a few times as a family. Their half Portuguese chicken and calamari combo is always delicious. The service is also generally great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bevkel
Reviewed 12 November 2018

First time at Atasca. Waiter was just amazing. Food good and wholesome. Good value for money. Very obliging to our kids and their requests.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amisha s
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Craig did his best to be a very wonderful host. His knowledge of the menu was excellent and the rest of the team provided us with a wonderful experience. The food was a Wow !!! and just again,....excellent. I will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Krishan1234
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Warmly welcomed and seated without delay. Service was quick, friendly and attentive. We had starters and mains which were well presented and extremely tasty. Would throughly recommend and will visit again.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Whenever we are entertaining guests who enjoy shellfish we always choose Atasca in Durban North. The ambiance, service and food taste are constantly good. Other Langos, queen prawns and Chicken on a platter to share. Amazing! Try swimming rice which is not a menu item.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Uniquetraveller1
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Atasca in Durban North for their Tuesday special and can only say that the food was excellent and service great. Thomas was exceptionally good with his attention to our needs without being overpowering. Strongly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank davewilson2017
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Had a late lunch with the family, fish cake starter full of potato, sent it back.Wife ordered the lamb chops (3 pieces)with mash. The cuts were extremely thin and fatty. Mash was plain and had no seasoning. Sauce that came with it was lemony??? The...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank dhevanmoodley66
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our first visit to Atasco in Durban North and it did not fail to impress! The welcome was warm and sincere with us being seated at a good table immediately with drinks orders shortly to follow. The decor is a bit of a mix &...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 297Philip
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were at Atasca in April 2017. Gave it another try and same Excellence experienced, great service and time management. Arrived and seated at 18:10, informed our waiter (Sam) we needed to go visit a family member in hospital at 19:00. Food and drinks served,...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jeffthehangman
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14 November 2015|
Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Hi, the chicken is sourced from a Halaal supplier, however as we serve alcohol in our restaurants we would never qualify for Halaal certification.
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