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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Extremely tasty food. Personal service and good recommendations from the owner. If you have the chance try it. You won't regret it...

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Fantastic tasty food. Great service. Reasonable prices and friendly owner. Good location with safe parking. What more could we ask for. Muito obrigado!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

The food is prepared with love and delicious. The service is excellent.We couldn’t have asked for more.Thank you.You have new fans from Pretoria.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

The place is so cool, their food is amazing with the real Portuguese taste, good chefs. Food in time

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2022

My husband and I were at this restaurant for the first time, close to lunch time. We were received by the manager/owner - without any customer service skills, busy typing in his mobile and without any patience to explain what "Bolo de Caco" was it...felt like he was doing us a favor. We then order the food, after a couple of minutes we received the "Prego no pao de Caco"! A dry mini steak that only occupied the center part of the bread, served with a few fried potatoes heated in oil... We complained to the waitress who limited herself to comment with her colleagues. Horrible, I really don't recommend it and surely I won't return there.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 January 2022 via mobile

Best ever their traditional food is lekker I will come often to have my dinner here thank you so much for good food and great service keep up

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

We spent three nights in Nelspruit, the last night with all my children and their add onns. We ended up doing dinner here all three nights! Georgio and his staff was friendly and accomodating in respect of all our needs wants and special requests. Every...meal was excellent, every dish, perfect. From the Madieran bread through all the starters,particularly the baked choriso sausage, to the mains of espetada( meat and chicken) as well as the flame grilled chicken was to die for. The sides of Madeiran styled rice and chips was the best. The home made peri peri sauce served on the side should be commercially exploited. Everything served here are absolutely authentic and well prepared. The only problem was that I could not convince him to move to Stellenbosch!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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jorgecaldeira007, Owner at O Espeto Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Thank you very much for you special comment about my food and i really hope to see you again here... Greetings Jorge Caldeira ..

Reviewed 25 September 2019

Our second time, to eat there. To give them a second chance. However, my Husband and I were both disappointed, for the second time. The Prawn Cocktail, tasted like it was out of a tin, and the mayonnaise was just Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise mixed....It tasted absolutely terrible! I like to give people a chance. It was just, not for us. I will not bad mouth this Restaurant. Everyone to their own. We will not be back, unfortunately.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

Situated at Sonpark. Friendly welcome to sit outside in this cosey setting. The service was excellent. The salad was made fresh. Calamari served was the best we had in a long time. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

Staff were friendly but overall the visit was not so successful. Food was OK, but mediocre. Will probably not return to this venue.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Staff were very friendly and helpful, but we were disappointed with the food and price. Will probably not go there again ...

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The little deck area that welcomes you to the restaurant with a little water feature and friendly staff members. Food is delicious and typical Portuguese and we where also treated by the owner; Jorge, to a nice toast on firewater and dessert wine. Thank you...for the personal touch!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the tables having espetato holder on. This is for there speciality. Jorge is a wonderful host with him trying to make you as comfortable as possible Food is a passion which makes the restaurant a success There is a wine...and beer varietyMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Never a disappointment! Mandatory visit whenever in Nelspruit and generally never look further than the chicken gizards and livers while contemplating chicken or beef trinchado main - have got to give prawns a go sometime 🤔!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with basic furnishings but the host is very welcoming, service is prompt and the food excellent. The restaurant has a Madeira theme.

Date of visit: May 2018
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O Espeto Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4