La Parada Constantia Nek

This old barn has been reinvented a few times over the years, but I think the latest reinvention by the Harbour House Group of Restaurant could be a goodie and here for a while.


The Old barn is actually split into two restaurants namely Harbour House, for a more formal seafood dining experience and the of course La Parada, a more vibey tapas styled informal setting.


Our waitress was very knowledgeable and quite attentive and offered advice on which dishes would be best to photograph as of course everything tasted amazing.


Broccoli – Tenderstem broccoli, bagna cauda, anchovies, toasted almonds.

Gambas Pil Pil (Prawns) – Prawns, flash fried in olive oil, chilli, garlic and lemon.

Chorizo al Diablo – Wood fired home-made chorizo, roast cherry tomatoes.

Pan Fresco (Bread) – Home-baked bread.

Calamari a la Plancha (Calamari) – Grilled calamari, salsa verde, tomato and cucumber.

Pigs Head Croquetas – Braised head meat, fennel, orange, sauce gribiche.

Gambas Croquetas – Prawn croquettes, spicy tomato aioli.


Sadly I am allergic to shellfish and was unable to try the Gambas or Prawns as they are more commonly known, my family were licking their fingers and smacking their lips and the two Prawns and as per father and daughter combo, it’s two of the best Prawn Dishes they have had.


The tapas filled us up and we sadly couldn’t even get to the mains or dessert, but we heading back for sure, to get to the rest of the menu.


The food came out quickly and service was excellent. Found the Restaurant staff to be very friendly and helpful, though some of the patrons didn’t seem as welcoming. But this too shall change.



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Restaurant Info:

La Parada Restaurant –  Constantia Nek

1 Hout Bay Rd,


Cape Town,


 Tel No: 021 795 0620


Monday – Sunday, 8am – 2am

 Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Rene Petersen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen



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