Tapas with a Twist at Crazy Horse in Parktown North

I’m really struggling when it comes to producing new fresh content in terms of restaurants for both the Sunday Indy and this blog. I think I’ve reviewed 90% of the good restaurants in Jozi, so I got REALLY excited when multiple people told me about Crazy Horse, which I was yet to try. 

Crazy Horse is a tapas style restaurant which is a mix of seafood, Italian and Spanish food. Tapas are best when shared, so  my friend and fellow blogger Crystal (from Joburg’s Darling) and I decided to do a joint review with our partners.  

I like that there’s a wide range of tapas on offer, including lots of veggie options. If you’re a little hungrier, you can also order from the selection of pizzas. The vibe is really chilled, and not pretentious at all. You can take your own booze at only R20 corkage. The decor is quirky and interesting. 

We started off with an antipasti of coppa parma, parmeggiano reggiano, pickles and crispy sour dough, R70. It was such a great thing to order for a party of four, and that sourdough was delish. 

We then ordered a couple of tapas, including the salt and pepper calamari, R40, risotto balls with a blue cheese sauce filled with mozzarella, R40 and spanish meatballs with blackened peppers, red onions and tomatos, R55. You can see that the portion sizes aren’t huge, but I think 2 tapas per person is more than enough. We also ordered a spicy chicken pizza with grilled red onions, mushrooms, coriander and chilli oil, R85. We found everything really delicious, and soon we were all reaching over eachother, tasting all the different food. 

What we tasted was great, but I can’t vouch for everything or guarantee that it will be to your taste. I recommended that my sister go, but she didn’t enjoy the food as much as I did. On a subsequent visit, Rishav and I tried the fresh, crumbed sardines with lemon and caper mayonnaise, R40, as well as the chicken cannelloni with mushroom truffle sauce, R55. I really enjoyed the fact that what’s on the menu is so different- you won’t find these items at many other restaurants. 

 For dessert, we tried the apple crumble and creme brulee- both average.. I’d recommend filling up on the tapas and skipping dessert. 

Definitely worth a try- let me know what you think! 

Crazy Horse Contact Details:
Address: 4th Avenue, Parktown North (not Parkhurst, don’t get lost!) (turn left at the small superette when driving down 7th towards Parkhurst- it’s near Cube and the Indian restaurant) 
Phone number: 011 880 7924
Open Tue – Sat: lunch and dinner Sun: lunch only 

x H