The Fuego Latin Experience

I was very excited to be invited to the media launch of Fuego, a Latin American Taqueria in Sea Point. This trendy taco joint and cocktail bar serves a variety of yummy Latin dishes and is an ideal after-work spot.

The name “Fuego” means “that’s hot” in Spanish and I think this name suits the hot and spicy Latin American flavours. The name also fits the laid-back, modern, chic style of the Taqueria itself.

When we arrived, we were served yummy margaritas made with Altos Tequila. This tequila is really awesome! It contains 100% pure Agave and Tahona liquid and is made in Mexico. I loved this margarita and especially loved the added salt on the glass.

Margaritas 😀

At Fuego, it’s a really good idea to enjoy your meal with friends and so we’d recommend ordering lots of little things so that you’re able to taste a variety of dishes. We got to taste lots of yummy dishes. First off, we tried some home-made nachos with three delicious dips: a tasty guacamole, chili-infused cheddar cheese, and a Pico de Gallo (tomato salsa). This tomato salsa was super addictive! I could have eaten that entire bowl. We also tried a Quinoa and Kale Salad, which included red cabbage, sun-dried cranberries, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta sprinkled on top. It was light and refreshing.

Next up were the empanadas, which are lightly fried bread doughs with various fillings. We tried two different types: the Ropa Vieja Empanada and the Queso Empanada. The first one was filled with a delicious combination of slowly braised beef, cooked with bell peppers, garlic, onions, and olives in a light tomato sauce. These were delicious! The second one was filled with mozzarella and sautéed onions. Luckily, these did not stay in front of me for long as they were so tasty and I may have eaten them all!


Quinoa and kale salad

Tacos, tacos, tacos

Then came the tacos! We also tried two different types: the Drunken Chicken “Pollo Borracho” and the Pulled Pork. The first one is filled with grilled free-range chicken cooked in tequila and served in a handmade tortilla with red cabbage and a spicy pineapple salsa. The second one was delicious! It was filled with BBQ pulled pork and served in a handmade tortilla with red cabbage and pickled onions. These tacos are served in taco bowls (which look like mini boats) and you get two tacos per serving. Because they’re hand-sized 😉

Fuego also serves tasty Patatas Bravas (potato squares) with a spicy aioli dressing. These are quite addictive! I’d recommend ordering some to soak up all the tequila! Speaking of tequila, we also got to try out their yummy Grapefruit and Coconut cocktail just before dessert. This was really nice and reminded me of relaxing on an island in the sun.

For dessert we tasted the infamous churros! Churros are piped strips of fried dough and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Ours were served with a chocolate and caramel sauce for dipping. Yum!

You can visit Fuego from Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their opening hours are from 11:00 to 22:00 from Tuesday to Saturday and from 09:00 to 16:00 on Sunday. You can contact them on +27 21 200 4278, email them at, or you can visit their website here.

Written by Janet Rowsell

Article Date: October 2017