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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (34 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and so was the wine. They had a good menu of wines to select from. Service was also good. Waitresses ensured that our needs were met ASAP.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were tired of having dinner in the regular chain restaurants. Were looking for something different. Lovely atmosphere under the trees. Staff very friendly and food was excellent and reasonably priced. A definite gem, well worth it.

Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had good time with family & friends. All enjoyed their meals but if you are a vegetarian be prepared for nothing except pasta without even cheese.. just boiled pasta at one side of the plate & roasted veggies at another. Please add some items...More

Thank Yash1713
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is absolutely warm and homely. Amazing food and amiable staff! Pricey though! Would recommend it any day.

Thank Seema R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carvela always offers good tasty food, friendly service and good value. I recommend the clam chowder and its enough for 4 people. I have had many dinners here and it is consistently good.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have had many lunches and dinners here. The staff are always friendly and attentive. The menu is extensive and I would recommend the seafood. A good wine selection. Although more expensive than some restaurants it is good value for excellent cuisine.

Thank Timellwood
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

These people never disappoint. Good food. The manager goes out of his way to make sure you get what you ordered.

Thank Spikedlr
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Our clam starter was fantastic and 3 of us ate off it as it was a huge portion. I shared a seafood "stew" cataplana which was very disappointing when comparing it to the starter dish. The prawns were over cooked and the fish was dry....More

Thank Phin M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 December 2017

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
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Albertina Ndesh... N
26 March 2017|
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Response from Derek N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Albertina, For the best answer, I suggest you contact the Venue directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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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