El Burro

Mexican in Green Point & ­Waterfront
Lucy Corne / Lonely Planet

With a balcony providing views of Cape Town Stadium, the decor at this stylish restaurant is a bit more chic than your average Mexican joint and the food more inventive. Supplementing the usual tacos and enchiladas are traditional dishes such as chicken mole poblano and a whole vegan menu. Booking is advised as it's popular.

Downstairs is Cabrito, an ever-busy bar serving craft beer, wine and an impressive range of tequila.