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Justice Malala on Soggy, Bland Chorizo and Undeserved Popularity: La Parada Tapas Restaurant in Cape Town

Let Them Eat CakeJustice Malala, author of Let Them Eat Cake and weekly columnist for the Financial Mail, has written a review of La Parada Tapas Restaurant and Bar.

In the review, he compares the way that people in the Western Cape respond to bad service to the way that people in Gauteng do. He says that while a constant cacophony of complaint and judgement comes from Gauteng, the good people of Cape Town are not keen on managing the people to whom they give power, or money. For this reason, a restaurant might have a good reputation without really being any good.

Malala also declares himself a “chorizo sausage fiend”, but says the “chickpeas and chorizo sausage tapa” he was recommended did not live up to expectations: “I deeply regretted it. It was soggy, bland (chorizo is spicy and full of character) and swimming in water. It was terrible.”

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La Parada Tapas Restaurant is one of the places that think they have arrived and therefore do not seem to feel the need to have to work, every day, to keep up their reputation.

You can’t blame it. On a Friday evening it was packed. You cannot book; you arrive at the door and beg for a table. I am told it is the same all weekend.

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