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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (30 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (6 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great place to go to if you need a cool place to have a meal while dicussing business. There service is pretty fast. You do not spend time waiting to get service. The meals are equally good.

Thank keefelakem
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a hot day we gathered at Caravela's for a relaxed evening enjoying some really good food. We chose to sit outdoors to enjoy the cool of the evening. Service was very friendly and efficient by well trained staff. The menu has...More

Thank Gabi1912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked this restaurant for a business dinner based on its rating, but it really is average at best. Food - Fillet steak was ordered Medium to rare, but was done medium. Also no real flavour to it. Had to ask for mushroom sauce to get...More

Thank Martin d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 18 and the food was fast and efficient. The starter was good the main (pepper steak) was average. Over cooked main after asking for medium rare, arrived as well done. Was a colder night and it’s not a great place to be at...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Although the atmosphere is nice and cozy but the food experience is really bad. The steak is chewy. Not recommended

Thank AskTheRazz
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A group of six of dined , fish , meat and pasta , great starters , good range of Desserts . Good specials even lobster albeit a bit expensive ( at least in our minds )

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had my husbands birthday dinner with 16 of our friends there. The food was excellent. Lovely ambience. Service was very good.

Thank LKnowlesBotswana
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great ambiance and the food is just amazing. Never ever have i been disappointed with the food. I love the tranquil as well. Highly recommended.

Thank merapelom2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is cozy and has a great atmosphere for lingering into the evening. The food was delicious too!

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

On a tour of food in Gabs I had been a bit disappointed until this evening, A lovely homely feel with good Portuguese vibe. The Lulas were good, we are more used to having Lulas as a whole tube grilled, but these were grilled steaks....More

Thank Shane S
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26 March 2017|
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Response from Derek N | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 391 4284
  • E-mail
A unique dining experience in Gaborone, centrally located in the heart of the city in a quiet residential neighborhood. Caravela offers three distinct dining areas to choose from - a gorgeous outdoor garden to enjoy summertime lunch and quiet evening dinners, a bar dining area with a casual ambiance and warm fire in the winter months and an inside, air-conditioned dining area for those business meals or special occasions. Portuguese cuisine is served with seafood being the house specialty. The menu is varied with choices of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and vegetarian offerings. Main entree prices begin at P69. All food is prepared fresh on site and may be customized to your individual tastes and diet. Large groups can be accommodated with quick service for those needing to return to the office. Take away food may be ordered as well as platters for office meetings. Friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere.
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