La Taverna Cafe & Restaurant

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140, 26 July Street, | Front of Zamalek Central, Cairo, Egypt


Coffee Shop, International


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    Aug 2014 · Rosie

    Situated on 26 July Street, the main road in the trendy island of Zamalek, La Taverna Restaurant and Bar has...

    Situated on 26 July Street, the main road in the trendy island of Zamalek, La Taverna Restaurant and Bar has an extensive menu for food and drinks. Open from 10am-2am, La Taverna offers options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or shisha in the evening (no alcohol is served).

    The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating, although not quiet because of the traffic noise, looked comfortable and reasonably secluded as it’s situated down from the footpath. We opted for the indoor seating, as the air conditioning was welcome on a hot summer’s day.

    After a day of work, we arrived hungry to eat a late lunch. The appetizer of grand chicken nachos (30LE or $4.30) was huge. Although not traditional Mexican fare, the combination of chicken and tomatoes with grilled cheese served on top of corn chips was tasty, especially when served with the bleu cheese dip and on a bed of fresh lettuce.

    The La Taverna yoghurt drink (20LE) was the best item we ordered – this delicious combination of guava, mango, strawberry and yoghurt served in a tall glass was refreshing. The other juices seemed overpriced (19LE for mango juice is higher than other cafes), but there was a wide selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, juices and hot drinks.

    The mains on offer included pizza, sandwiches, fish and steak, and a kid’s menu. The Beef Fajita (63LE) was served sizzling hot, with tortilla, cheese, salsa, cheese, served on the side. The beef was a little tough, but the rest of meal was fine. The value for money was good as the meal sizes were so large that we took left-overs home (don’t feel shy to do this Egypt as it’s a common practice!).

    It was difficult to know exactly what the specialty of La Taverna is. The décor inside seems like it’s trying to be Italian, but the menu seems more Mexican. We enjoyed our meal, and it was a reasonably priced meal for a decent meal.

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