When arriving from Madeira in 1955, with his parents, an 8 year old Joe Teixeira was soon, like many of his fellow immigrants, helping out on the family business.
In between schoolwork and supporting his beloved ARSENAL Football Club, Joe was soon learning the ins and outs of fast, friendly service, sourcing high quality produce and delivering high quality value for money.
When 25, Joe and his Father, Joao, started a new venture with the opening of TEXIES FISH ‘n CHIPS SALOON in Church Street, Wynberg.
From these humble origins in 1972 Texie’s Seafoods, in its various brand guises, has grown its presence and reputation, establishing and ensuring its household name throughout Cape Town.
With Joe establishing the landmark site at Cape Towns’ colourful and historic Grand Parade in 1987, TEXIES became a true, uniquely Cape Town icon.
His innovative introduction of fast food calamari and fast food grilled fish offers brought, what was previously only restaurant food, into the fast foods arena.
Constantly & personally sourcing the freshest & highest quality produce himself was an essential cornerstone of his success.
Freshly prepared tasty food, good value for money and high quality innovative branding, packaging and product ranges ensured that TEXIES would be the first name in fast, fresh & affordable seafood meals.
From its inception as a chain of family outlets, Texie’s established and maintained a valuable reputation in the industry based on its friendly and efficient service levels.
To further share this successful food offering, a number of more convenient locations, especially for those customers relying on mass transport, were subsequently developed. This successful was further taken to places like Sea Point, Rylands and our newest store at Grand West Arena.
TEXIES FISH ‘N CHIPS has further evolved and as TEXIES SEAFOODS has become known as the guys who know fish in Cape Town. Not surprising with its affordable range of fresh Fish and Seafoods in the traditional Cape Town style. “Excellent Taste and Excellent Value is what TEXIES Seafoods continues to stand for.
Now a third generation Teixeira, Fernando and his partners, together with their experienced staff, seek to maintain and build upon this success through its strong traditions, its strong relationships with long standing suppliers and the passion for fast, friendly customer service.