The Tequila & Mexican Food Festival

What Is It?

Enjoy a fun-filled celebration of all things Mexican – from the tasty and full of flavour cuisine to the best tequila.

The festival is also known for its fire lineup so keep an eye out on their event post on Facebook! This festival is going to be an unforgettable experience.

Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 10:00.

Where is it?

Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre, Willem Botha & Wierda Road, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R180 - R240 per person, get your tickets Here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook page.

Book a date this Dia De San Valentin at La Rosa Mexican Grille

What Is It?

Treat your better half to a Mexican fiesta at La Rosa Montecasino this Valentine's Day. Come and enjoy a selection of Mexican cuisine specialties, including an array of fiery tequilas! Serende your sweetheart with the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico this Valentine's Day. Booking is essential, so make sure to secure your table as soon as possible!

When Is It?

Friday, 14 February 2020 at 11:00 - 23:00.

Where Is It?

La Rosa Mexican Grille, Store 2, Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Make your reservation by contacting the restaurant on 011 465 0408 or via email at [email protected]

For more information

Follow La Rosa Mexican Grille on Facebook for more information.

What's Cooking At The Good Food Studio?

The Pick n Pay Good Food Studio is run on the simple ethos that good food doesn't need to be difficult to make. Like Remy the Rat, their motto chants, Anybody Can Cook! Whether you have zero experience using a mixer or are a seasoned Masterchef, the PnP Good Food Studio welcomes one and all. Their state-of-the-art studio boasts superior chef's knives, SMEG appliances and great staff. Plus, they supply you with the freshest local ingredients to whip up delicious meals. You can attend a number of classes here and various foodie events. From standard cooking classes to the latest trends in food, there is always something to be learnt here.

Of course, due to the COVID-19 crisis, classes at the Good Food Studio have been postponed. However, this does not mean that you cannot still enjoy their tasty blend of healthy and hearty offerings. Under level 3 lockdown regulations, the Good Food Studio has opened their kitchen to produce an array of ready-made meals just for you. Each week, they advertise their new menu via their Facebook page and through their weekly newsletter. These delicious family-style meals are the perfect comfort during these chilly months. All you have to do to order is email Annelise at [email protected] before Thursday at 12:00. You can then collect your order from the Good Food Studio on Friday between 10:00 - 15:00 or Saturday between 08:00 - 12:00.

Good Food Studio

Photo sourced from the Good Food Studio on Facebook.

What The Good Food Studio Has On Offer This Week (16 June - 22 June):

Family Favourites

Feeding your family nutrient-rich and immune-boosting meals in winter is vital. But who honestly has the time to slave over the stove? Trust in the Good Food Studio to feed your family well this winter with their selection of old family favourites made with a twist. These meals can feed up to a family of four, without blowing the weekly budget. Take your pick from these scrumptious savoury dishes and sides:

Dessert Time

We all need a little sweet treat every now and then. Spoil your family with a classic pudding made with love and care by the chefs at the Good Food Studio. This week they're offering a self-saucing chocolate pudding for four. We can't think of any better way to end off a hearty winter meal, can you?

Father's Day Hampers

It's Father's Day this Sunday, had you forgotten? If you've failed to make adequate plans to spoil your dad this Father's Day, check out what the Good Food Studio has on offer. Their Father's Day hamper comfortably feeds four hungry mouths and comes with a variety of sides, breads, salads and desserts. Mix and match your accompaniments to build the perfect Father's Day meal.

Sides (Choose 2) 

Breads (Choose 1)

Salads (Choose 2) 

Desserts (Choose 1)

Father's Day hamper orders must be placed before 12:00 on Thursday, 18 June 2020. Place your order by emailing [email protected]

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For More Information

Visit the PnP Good Food Studio website for more information. You can also follow them on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with their weekly meal offerings.

Details: Pick n Pay on Nicol - Good Food Studio, Cnr William Nicol & Republic, Hurlingham, Johannesburg | 011 998 3310 | [email protected]

Day of the Dead Tequila Party at Chicago's Piano Bar

What Is It?

Dìa de Muertos is a day of celebration in Mexican culture. The Day of the Dead is not about mourning what we have lost, but rather gathering to walk among our dearly departed! So, come down to the super snazzy Chicago's Piano Bar in Randpark Ridge for a Day of the Dead tequila party. It's going to be an epic fiesta, with DJs, live bands and a dress up competition. There will also be face painting available, so no need to worry about not fitting in with the walking dead.

Chicago's has planned an awesome menu for the day, too:

Corpse Bride Mains
Rump steak, topped with monster mushrooms and garlic sauce, served with finger chips and fang- tastic pumpkin
OR Tender Chicken Schnitzel topped with cobwebs of cheddar cheese, served with finger chips and fang- tastic pumpkin.

Dead Man's Dessert
Hauntingly delicious brownies topped with ice cream ghosts. It's death by chocolate!

Be sure to book your tickets as soon as possible! The dead won't wait.

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 at 18:00 - 02:00.

Where Is It?

Chicago's Piano Bar, Cnr Beyers Naude, Duiker street, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R160 per person. Book yours by calling 078 139 0064 or emailing [email protected]

For more information

Visit their website for further details, or follow them on social media:

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The Mexican Favourite, La Rosa, Opens In Time Square

La Rosa Is Now Open In Time Square!

The restaurant landscape at Sun International’s Time Square just keeps evolving! Adding some authentic Mexican flair to the already diverse selection of restaurants at this entertainment hub, is the brand-new La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria!

Time Square guests can expect the same energetic vibe, vibrant colours, beautifully crafted Mexican-inspired murals and tequileria bar as the other branches in Honeydew and Montecasino.

La Rosa Time Square

The Menu Brings The Magic Of Mexico

The menu reflects the playful and flavourful character of true Mexican cuisine, with tacos and burritos bursting with flavour, as well as a wide variety of starters, tapas-style. La Rosa offers their guests an absolute feast for the senses – with its delicious dishes, lively atmosphere, interesting décor, and accents of pink and blue, it is just the spot to indulge in some serious Mexican delights. The fiesta is always on at La Rosa!

La Rosa Time Square

The Food Scene At Time Square

Time Square is the perfect destination for a gastronomical adventure. There are 18 bars and restaurants to explore and experience, each with their own unique individual concept and character. Well-known culinary personalities have also laid roots at Time Square. These include Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award-winning Ristorante Ritrovo in Pretoria) who owns Forti Grill on the upper level; Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of South African house band, Mi Casa, and well-known culinary artist - aka J’Something) whose first restaurant, Something’s Cooking by J’Something is also located on the upper level and Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy's Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) whose one and only South African restaurant is also at Time Square.

La Rosa Time Square

From left to right: Lebo Matlala, PR & Communications Coordinator: Time Square; Henri-Basil Hearne, PR & Communications Manager: Time Square; Brett Hoppé, General Manager: Time Square; James Pretorius, Owner: La Rosa; Biano Marini, Gaming Slots Manager: Time Square; Sandise Sibanda, Marketing Manager: Time Square and Siphokazi Somi, Promotions and Events Manager: Time Square.

For More Information

For more information about Time Square, visit

You can contact Time Square on 0860 846 377 or [email protected].

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, events and shows.

For more information on La Rosa, visit La Rosa's website at, or contact them on 012 003 5848 or [email protected].

Give them a follow too on Facebook and Instagram.

Tapas, Tacos & Tequila At The Ivy Champagne Garden

What Is It?

The Ivy Champagne Garden in Bedfordview will be ringing in Human Right's Day 2019 with a bang. Join them for an evening of tapas, tacos and tequila at their exclusive venue overlooking the East of Joburg. They will be serving 100% Omeca Altos Agave, so make sure to get down a few of those tasty tacos before tucking into the drinks. The venue is strictly no under 23's and the dress code is formal after 7 pm. If you are looking for an exclusive dining experience paired with the fun of a Mexican inspired party, head on down to the Ivy Champagne Garden.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 17:00 - 00:00.

Where Is It?

The Ivy Champagne Bar, HQ Building Block A, 3rd floor, 2 Arbroath Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Reservation is essential. Visit the Ivy Champagne Bar website to reserve your table.

For More Information 

For more information, click here.

Celebrate Day Of The Dead At Calexico

What Is It?

Calexico at 44 Stanley (famous for their tasty food, signature cocktails and craft beers) is teaming up with MANGERmanje for a new series of delicious events to delight every foodie. One of these events will be a celebration of Day Of The Dead or Dia de Muertos.

What's on the menu? Well, tequila, tequila and more tequila, of course. There probably will be food available too.

DJ Charles Leonard will be there with great music to set the party mood and get the celebrations up and running. Also, dress up and stand a chance to win some fantastic prizes from sponsor, Kirsten Goss.

When Is It?

Friday, 2 November 2018 at 19:00

Where Is It?

Calexico, 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Price have not yet been released.

For More Information?

For more information, visit the Calexico website.

Sunday Edition At Neighbourgoods Market

What Is It?

Sunday Edition is a new monthly event taking place at Neighbourgoods Market. This event will continue showcasing some of the best street food and chefs in Joburg. There will be local streetwear and vintage fashion vendors on exhibition, as well as street artists and printmakers. The rooftop bar will supply some of the best cocktails, beer buckets, and also drink specials. A few hot DJs will be there to set the mood for the day and will have you rocking. So it's basically the usual market but with loads more!

When Is It?

Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 12:00

Where Is It?

Neighbourgoods Market, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information, visit Quicket.


The Tequila Party At Moyo Melrose Arch

What Is It?

Moyo Melrose Arch invites you to The Tequila Party! They've decided that while everyone else has Spring parties,  they'll welcome Spring in with a drink... And you know what they say, when life gives you lemons, have a tequila... at least we think that's how it goes.

Enjoy a good meal, with DJ Blade on the decks rocking all the hits that will keep you dancing! Ari Styles will dropping all the RnB and Hip Hop beats to keep the party going.

When Is It?

Saturday, 29 September 2018 at 20:00

Where Is It?

Moyo Melrose Arch, Shop 5, The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information?

For more information, visit the event Facebook page or the Moyo website.

Festival Del Tequila

What Was It?

Aaariba! It was International Tequila Day on 24 July and to celebrate, Val Bonne Country Estate will be hosting Festival Del Tequila. It includes everything Mexican on the day, including nachos, tacos, enchiladas and of course the main ingredient that the Mexicans are known for - tequila! This event offers a day of fun, sombreros and lots of music. Their entertaining and delicious lineup of bands, food and craft stalls will be announced soon, so keep an eye on their Facebook event listing. No under 18s allowed. ID on request.

When Was It?

Sunday, 30 July 2017 from 12:00 to 19:00.

Where Is It?

Val Bonne Country Estate, Arden Road, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Was It?

Tickets were between R100 and R200 per person and are available at NuTicket. Pricing is as follows:


Friday Fiesta At Sir James van der Merwe

What Is It?

Join Sir James van der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar for an evening filled with Mexican mania with their #FridayFiesta. You and your friends can enjoy a night out throwing back a tequila, tucking into delicious burritos and other Mexican eats and watch the sunset over Sandton. And while listening to the upbeat sounds of the live Mariachi music. Tickets are limited, so get yours now before they run out. And if you're one of the first 100 to get to the party, you'll get a free tequila at the door!

When Is It?

Friday, 22 February 2019 from 19:00 to 02:00.

Where Is It?

Sir James van der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar, 06 Desmond Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R100 per person and are available online at Book now as tickets are strictly limited due to venue size. Plus, there will be 100 FREE tequilas at the door, so make sure you arrive early to get one!

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit the Friday Fiesta event page on Facebook.

You can also contact Katy's Palace Bar by emailing [email protected] or calling 072 607 4235.

Street Food Fiesta

What Is It?

This is one fiesta you don’t want to miss! Grab your friends and family and head to one of the biggest outdoor markets to hit Benoni.  There will be tons of entertainment for every member of the family including a Kids Play Area, Craft and Tequila Bar plus tonnes of street food to indulge your every tastebud. There's also ample picnic space where you can enjoy live music by Sutherland, Josh Kempen, Adelle Nqeto, Desmond and The Tutus and the Hellcats. Sounds like a plan? Then treat the whole family!

Where Is It?

Benoni Northen Sports Grounds, Benoni, Johannesburg

When Is It?

Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 11:00 – 20:00

How Much Is It?

Tickets are available from Nutickets

Adults: R 150
Kids: R 50

For more information, click here.