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Pakalolo Hout Bay

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10 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0700
08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used a lot by people wanting free wi-fi who hog tables inside. Outside even in the non-smoking area you get the smell anyway. Food was good without being special. Staff attentive but all in all pretty unimpressive

Thank Martin D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, ordered the ribs, worst meal i have had in CTN. Just dont do it! There are much better options available.

Thank CordivanNiekerk
Cape Town
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Chilled place but the terrible service & 'don't care' attitde of the staff is shocking snd takes 'chilled' to amother level.. I actually never got the chance to complain; there were enough people already doing that. I saw 3 tables of potential customers get up and leave, one gentleman complaining that they'd sat for 40 minutes and hasn't even bren... More 

Thank willie_ie
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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761 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Situated by the main road of a lovely town with great views and a super beach. Friendly welcome, good menu with some tasty choices (beware of nachos, it's a huge but tasty portion). Fantastic fresh fruit drinks to revive you on a hot day. Good visit, worth finding.

Thank tim p
Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

After a long day working at the Sun Met the TV Crew was very hungry. The Manager and Staff were very friendly, the food was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. Will definitely visit them again.

Thank alida_wohlberg
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went in here a couple of times for drinks during December and both times it was equally grim. The first time we just thought it was an off night so did try again but to no avail. The drinks were watered down, the service glacial and it was downright dirty. The toilets were hideous......

Thank Travel_Girl_Reviews
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I was from Australia visiting friends in Cape Town and absolutely loved this place! Went there for some drinks at night and had the nachos, huge portion and so tasty! This has a bar and pub vibe, real happening place with a juke box that you can request songs on! Awesome atmosphere and great service!

Thank Jenny H
Hout Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

PAKALOLO is run by German restaurant co-owner Stefan. This is a lively place with good value food and drinks. The place is busy from Thursday onwards and attracts some great musicians for the Friday night live music session.. Well, then the place is packed. Good all year round but specially great during the warmer months on the outside terrace, a... More 

Thank Dirk L
Hwange, Zimbabwe
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had English breakfast. It was fantastic and a few beers afterwards. The view is nice and the atmosphere is good. Would get recommend it anytime

Thank Itayi N
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Nice food , huge portions , very mixed menu you can get everything from goulash to nachos . They have a rather good cocktail list and no really apparent measures to speak of - so thing can be stronger than they appear ! Wartermelon mojitos are very good. They have a nice outside eating area both for smoking and non... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?