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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (6 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank lucian_coman
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a very large group who visited and offered a set menu. Having read how good the seafood was it was disappointing that there was very little on the menu offered to us. The service was excellent as was the food.

Thank Alastair T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with their peri chicken - best deal is to order a whole chicken and share. Hot is a nice hot. They could definitely improve on their side peri sauce, it needs to be more authentic, it tastes like it's out of...More

Thank Kalahari C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The food there was not too well prepared. had Ribs that I had asked for to be well done but where more on the rare side. but I figured its not a place to serve large groups at a time. I have heard nothing but...More

Thank Angel C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

the food is consistent james is always close by to recommend and advise, they have a great selection of craft beers and god wine. seafood is good. prawn cakes. awesome

2  Thank CharlenevRL
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Recently enjoyed a quiet dinner whilst in Gaborone on business. Had been told it offered excellent Portugese cuisine and after the visit I have to agree. Not the easiest place to find but once there parking was easy & the outside area was very well...More

2  Thank 271hiltont
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We are a group that had gathered after travelling from South Africa and Europe to gather before heading off into Botswana. We looked for good casual food and a good night out. We were not disappointed.

1  Thank Hunneyball
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Perfect atmosphere, polite & efficient service. We ordered the Caravela combo more than plenty to eat for two of us, its always a pleasure to visit and I'm looking forward to our next visit. Please keep up the great work. I've been in Gabs on...More

2  Thank Mark8905
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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