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Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 563 2603
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (19 reviews)
“prawns” (17 reviews)
“sardines” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa
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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.

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.

Thank Anil N
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.

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

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

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

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled onto Atascadero. Had prawn and chicken dish. Lemon butter sauce and Mediterranean grilled vegetables. Food was excellent. Prawns were so tender. Service was also excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went to Atasca with family friends. It was quite when we arrived at about 6pm but got busier the longer we stayed. Eventually all the tables were occupied and the service levels dropped. The food was good. I enjoyed my creamy steak. The prawns...More

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

From the days of A Gruta in Florida Road, to Gaby's Tasca and then to a change in name and ownership - ATasca has remained a firm, family favorite. The service is great. There's undercover parking. It's safe. The ambience is lively. From the rolls...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I love going to Atasca for a Sunday lunch with friends. It is such a friendly and relaxing place, no parking issues. The food is great especially their Peri Peri chicken and if you never had swimming rice, do yourself a favor and ask for...More

Thank RonnieDBN
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adelaide Tambo Drive | 53 Kensington Centre, Durban 4001, South Africa (Formerly Gaby'zTasca)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 563 2603
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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 !
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