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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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LKnowlesBotswana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Once again, we all had a great time here. Good food, excellent service, friendly staff, still one of our favorite eating establishment in Gabs. Sue, James, Charles and the entire team..... Thank you so much for making happy memories for us all. Nice setting, away...More

Thank botfam
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Improved since my last visit. Loved the table next to the fire. Service and food were as expected. Just wish some restaurants would consider people do like a quite meal without the match blaring in the background.

Thank FoodJames
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Apart from the nausea of the city malls and franchise restaurants. I needed a private experience for a business meeting. We did lunch in the garden, food was excellent and we had a traditional portuguese wine. The staff were friendly and helpful. Even the owners...More

1  Thank lucian_coman
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were able to dine here on our last night in the city. We are certainly glad we did. Located in what appears to be a neighborhood, this delicious restaurant had excellent wine, excellent food and most importantly excellent service!

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

One year on. It has held its own , standards maintained . To be remembered by name by the staff amazed me. Their warmth and courtesy is no less.,Had my ever favourite Portuguese peri peri chicken. Hats off to you Caravela. Stay that way .

Thank Telliskiran
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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