Since opening its doors in 2001, the reputation of Baía has spread far and wide as a sophisticated landmark for fine cuisine and wine in the Cape.
Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía (pronounced Ba-hia and meaning the Bay) enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and covered outside dining areas spread across four terraces. The relaxing interior reflects the beauty of Table Bay in the wave-like mosaics and pale blues and mauve colours.
Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison and a renowned wine-list with rare Cape vintage wines and imported liqueur selection – and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.
Patricio Cumaio, chef de cuisine, believes in using only the finest ingredients. He created the fare at Baía , with a menu inspired by a combination of fine continental cuisine and Portuguese colonial traditions. One of the legendary house specialties tempts diners with a cataplana a Portuguese influence, a veritable feast of prawns, langoustines, mussels, calamari and linefish.
Luis Viana, the experienced restaurateur who owns Baía, looks back on the years gone by with pride. He says, “People love the food, the style and the views at Baía. We’ve got the best restaurant terraces in the world. Where else can you sit at a table in a working harbour and watch passenger liners dock? Baía has exceeded expectations. I spoil my guests with the best food, the best wines, the best service and the best quality. I’ve known many of my customers for years – they come from all countries to dine at Baía.”