From the guys who brought us Royale, Assembly, Neighbourhood and El Burro, welcome a new bar addition to the family, Cabrito. Open for about a month now and located under El Burro, it’s Mexican counterpart, Cabrito spreads the love to the downstairs Greenpoint main drag. The chic wood interior, tiled bar, atmospheric lighting, artisanal vibe and craft beer are reminiscent of the recipe of the success that gives trendy Cape Town bars their cool cred. Don’t get me wrong though, this place has it’s own unique charm with a minimal feel and enough varieties of tequila to make even the toughest of critics happy. The link to El Burro is definitely evident, and if you are a fan of the restaurant you can feel the vibe emanating down the stairs. It echos the crafted wood interior and beautifully lit bar setup of upstairs, not to mention great quality food and drink. When I arrived it was packed but thankfully Tammy grabbed a table for us earlier, allowing us to enjoy our Jack Black and Steph Weiss drafts seated on benches at a table. They also have a small vibey veranda that was packed.
Their small snack menu offering a range from biltong to nachos includes one of my favourites, the Chillis Rellenos, from upstairs. It’s a delicious smoked cheesy chili popper without the crumbs served with guacamole. We ordered a portion and it hit the spot as usual. Another draw card is their top quality tequila menu. I kept hearing whisperings of a R100 shot of tequila, and established that it is the Jose Cuervo Special Reserve. No I didn’t go the tequila route when I was there but by the looks of it tequila lovers will find their zen here. Craft beer is available bottled and on tap. They have a great selection of wine by the glass, ciders and their trademark margheritas.
With all of this and more Cabrito is yet another great addition to Cape town’s thriving bar scene. Places like this make Cape Town, well… Cape Town.
Cabrito is open Monday – Saturday: 3pm –late
Ground Floor Exhibition Building, 81 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 21 433 2364