Don’t laugh, but basically you want to eat in the restaurants with the beautiful women.  And with the views of the waterfront.

You may recall those are usually the opposite of the correct recommendations.  But in Cape Town, there is no coherent “mom and pop” restaurant sector, based on either recent Asian or Latino immigrants, or based on an existing middle class.  You simply want to go to the nice, fancy places.  And you don’t need my list, many sources can tell you which ones those are.

The economics of that are simple.  There is a well-defined class of people with a lot of money, and the best restaurants do everything they can to target them, including seaside views.  That is by far the best way to get good food here, arguably the only way.  You cannot in fact “arbitrage against the inequality,” even if you think you might wish

Keep reading this article on Marginal Revolution.

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