La Parada Tapas Bar opens in Rosebank, Johannesburg

Last week I attended the media launch of La Parada Tapas Bar in The Firs Centre, Rosebank, Johannesburg. It was a colourful night, filled with ladies in feathers and lots of food and drinks!

La Parada has about 8 branches nationally with Rosebank being the most recent launch. It is known for its tapas, which is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine. Tapas may be cold or hot. In some bars and restaurants in Spain and across the globe, tapas have evolved into a more sophisticated cuisine. Tapas can be combined to make a full meal and it is a social type of cuisine, ideal for sharing. We were able to taste a selection of the tapas, that were served by waiters floating around the floor. The prawns were my favourite, followed by the tantalising pizzas and sliders.          


Tuna Tacos

La Parada is an iconic urban-chic tapas-style restaurant known for offering a sense of worldly charm, perfect for any occasion. La Parada Bar De Tapas first opened its doors in Bree Street, one of Cape Town’s hottest food strip, as a tribute to the Spanish bars that bewitched Hemingway. The legacy now lives on, with the eighth edition to the well-renowned collection, offering its signature Spanish-inspired cuisine, sophisticated drinks and vibe enjoyed throughout Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban. With an atmosphere of casual decadence and soulfully sleek romance, this contemporary tropical bonanza in the bustling streets of Johannesburg is a ‘must-do experience.’           


Location, location, location!                                            

Nestled between the languidly leafy suburbs of Dunkeld, Melrose and Parktown North in Johannesburg, lies the suburb of Rosebank. The heart of which is the Rosebank Mall precinct. Within the heart of this area lies the new home of La Parada in The Firs Centre.             



La Parada’s passion is to deliver premium food and lifestyle experiences to their consumers. They have a tapas menu filled with delectable nibbles, accompanying deliciously refreshing cocktails and one can also look forward to live entertainment, dancing evenings and a host of bespoke events.



La Parada promises the perfect location to enjoy great food, drinks and ambience for that special night out or to connect with friends. It also delivers the ideal environment for year-end and other functions.


Prawn Bisque with Rice

You can view all the La Parada branches and to make bookings on

Here’s my TikTok video of the launch event:


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