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“Tourist Trap”
Review of Baia

Baia
Ranked #42 of 1,294 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This restaurant is so over rated and ordinary. Food is boring, wait staff extremely slow. Owner and manager walking around and watching when they should have pitched in and helped. 4 Large tables were seated at the same time as us and the staff was overwhelmed. Drinks took over 15 minutes to arrive, meanwhile owner standing there acting as if he is the chicest, coolest person earth. WE had caesar salad that was all dark lettuce. I throw these pieces in the garbage as Caesar is supposed to be crunchy! Crayfish that came with it OK. We also tried the daily line fish which was overcooked and ordinary. We had the game trio and the fish trifecta. All just ok. Nice view of the ships . Prices high for what you get. Ice creak scoop rice on the plate and overcooked veggies. Appetizers aren't even worth mentioning.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

It's almost 10 years since I was last here, but some things never change. It was stunning then, and, if anything, it's even better now.

We did not have a booking, but we were escorted straight to our table although the restaurant was more than half full. The menu was incredibly well explained and recommendations given by a very pleasant and friendly waiter.

After we had ordered our food and wine, it was not long before our wine was poured and shortly after that our starters arrived. The food was delicious, and the specialities of the house, the seafood, was absolutely incredible. The langoustines were among the sweetest I have ever tasted and I would highly recommend them.

If you ever visit Cape Town, this place is a must.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Once a year I go to Baia with my best friend.

We always eat the same thing:
Langoustine platter for me, seafood platter for her, with peri peri sauce. We drink French bubbles and we have a great time.

They make the best seafood in Cape Town, and have marvelous views.

Expensive but so worth it.

Thank fathimad
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had a romantic dinner for two and a lovely table by the window.❤️
The food was great, we had seafood platters and service excellent

Thank ToreMel
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It was a late lunch for us after our shopping at the waterfront mall. We had the best seafood there starting with the fresh oysters pairing some South African white wine. Followed by the three game sampler of ostrich, kudu and springbok. The seafood platter was phenomenal too. I would say reasonable price with respect to the quality of dishes we have got and the staff was friendly too. The only thing was that we waited a while for the dishes to come and we were starving.

Thank RebeccaW3929
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