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. 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.