Charango Peruvian Grill and Bar is a concept borne of a love of travel, a love of food and a love of incomparable experiences. It's the new kid on the Bree Street Block, set to become a definite foodie destination in South Africa with an innovative menu dedicated go Peruvian-Japanese fusion, Nikkei cuisine.
This dynamic mix of street and contemporary style food ranges from ceviche to hot, seared kebab-style meat cooker over coals.
Overseen by talented Head Chef Kieran Whyte, Charango focuses on textures and depth of flavour, incorporating native vegetables, fruit and fish with the aim of encouraging diners to discover interesting new taste combinations. The menu is designed for sharing, with most dishes served as finger food, in small piqueos dishes, best described as Peruvian tapas.
A few menu favourites include the Pulled Pork Tacos (with pickles, Chipotle mayo and coleslaw), the Seared Tuna Tataki (with pickled ginger, miso, lump fish caviar, teriyaki and sesame) and the Churrasco Sirloin (with smoked aji and paprika sauce, pisco and blackened pearl onions). Add a side of Sautéed Heirloom Carrots with Peruvian coffee and butter or Steamed Pak Choi with peanut dressing, roasted peanuts, spring onion and chilli and you've got a Peruvian feast.
Those with a sweet tooth are bound to enjoy the Blonde Chocolate Pave with seasonal berries and manjar blanco or the Toasted Quinoa Créme with burnt banana and a rum butterscotch sauce.
And it's not just the food that's innovative. The cutting edge interior features clean, earthy lines offset against colourful contemporary South African mural art by Faith47. Charango is unpretentious, sophisticated and modern with a Peruvian sense of fun.
Travel towards Cape Town via Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N2, follow Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Buitengracht Street/M62 in Cape Town City Centre. Keep right to continue on Nelson Mandela Boulevard which will merge onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N1/N2. Continue onto Buitengracht Street/M62 and turn left onto Wale Street. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Bree Street. Charango restaurant will on the left.
-33° 55' 18.88''
18° 25' 1.2''
114 Bree Street
Cape Town CBD
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - late
(Kitchen closes 21:30 for 22:00)