This quaint, cosy wine and tapas bar is the extra flavour to the vibey, stretch of eateries and bars on Regent Road in Sea Point.
Chicha! – dubbed “a 70s spaceship funk wine bar meets a modern tapas eatery” by one in our team – is co-owned by the proprietors of neighbouring Sundoo (owned by Seelan Sundoo), serving Indian food, and Three Wise Monkeys (Ricky Simon), with bowls of ramen.
Chicha! is where you go for a bite and a glass of wine before heading out for the evening – and there’s a chance you’ll end up ditching your evening plans and stay right where you are.
Though essentially a bar – with a unique wine list, hand-picked and paired well with all the tapas – it’s the food that draws people in, says chef and co-owner Julian Gabriel. “The tapas style and delicate flavours enable you to try many of the dishes,” says Gabriel. Exemplified by Gabriel’s roasted aubergine with toasted walnuts and togarashi spice that will turn an aubergine hater into an appreciator.