We believe that a tapas bar is more than just the food and drink it serves, but equally, offering a festive and casual environment for friends and family. It’s a place for a quick coffee in the morning, a tasty bite for lunch or after work drinks and food.
La Barra was started by two old friends, Fred and Mike, who both have a love and passion for excellent food, wine and company – preferably all at the same time!
Both have lived and travelled overseas a great deal and felt that although Cape Town has a number of excellent eateries offering a wide variety of dining experiences, a pintxos and tapas bar in a more traditional Spanish sense was missing. Fred lived in Spain for a number of years in Barcelona and Sitges and has travelled throughout the country extensively.
Mike has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years as a barman, a waiter and General Manager in numerous successful restaurants and bars in South Africa and abroad. Both loved their time in Spain and wanted to share some of their passion and love for Spanish tapas and pintxos with Capetonians.
Pintxo: A pintxo (Basque); literally “thorn” or “spike” is a small snack served with a toothpick or skewer, eaten in bars, in northern Spain and the Basque country.
Tapas: Tapas are small, savoury dishes served throughout Spain on small plates at the bar.
067 332 0826
160 Longmarket Street, Cape Town