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Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+27 21 557 3311
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (15 reviews)
“chourico” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Locally we have lots of restaurants but this venue is definitely in the Four Star 🌟 Category for good food & service. On the night in question eight of us dined on exceptionally fab food with Starters & Main Courses served by Sinead who made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank paulsF1068UB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We shared 3 started which were really good, the mussel sauce was just delicious and so was the livers, I had the prawns after that which were a little on the firm side, but I got them out that shell so easy and they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Road66458200692
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food truely outstanding traditional Southern African Portuguese style. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Thank you for a great evening. Will be back soon!😁

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matthys K
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Wow ! Awesome food and service. Really couldn't fault anything this time. I didn't love the trinchada or chicken last time I visited, but last night's meal with friends was superb. My Joburg visitors were blown away. Prices reasonable with decent wine offerings. It's a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cliffordius1
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The sardines, rissoles, peri peri chicken, prawns, trinchado, pasteis 'de nada.........authentic, aromatic, best value. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

GREAT authentic Portuguese cuisine! This is a must visit Cape GEM. Owner Andy Da Silva and his son Rudi are loving hosts! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - By far, the best Portuguese Restaurant in town!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank frankSunnySA
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went to this venue for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. We were part of a large group for a friend's birthday,and besides our large group all the other tables were occupied. This says a lot as we went on a Tuesday night. My...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Troep H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

17 of us gathered here for a family get together, and were seated at a long rectangular table, the one side of which backed onto a wall (ie those sitting on that side were pretty much trapped for the night). Not that I blame the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TanyaAllan
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The peri peri chicken cafrael with a side xai xai sauce is simply sublime. The service and ambience are always good. This is our favourite Portuguese restaurant

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Toonsoo
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We are very regular customers at this restaurant whether it is with family or friends. The reason why we go so often is. The service is fantastic Obviously the food is always good and consistent The cleanliness The vibe And good value If you are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank grantlong
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Response from frankSunnySA | Reviewed this property |
No. They are not a Halaal Restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 557 3311
Petiscos Restaurant opened its doors in 2006 with the aromas of both Portugal and Mozambique drifting through Cape Town's West Coast. Somewhat of a hidden oasis in the midst of fast food franchises, Petiscos doesn't venture into gourmet designer cuisine either. Instead it offers the kind of soul-satisfying food a Portuguese grandmother would have spent the whole Sunday afternoon cooking. From the Mozambican-inspired nacional cream sauce accented with beer from the region, served on juicy prawns to the traditional Portuguese peri-peri chicken; there is something for every palate. The place itself looks like a part of Lisbon's streets was imported and grafted onto a corner that celebrated the African fusion of Maputo. On Wednesdays and Thursdays (7:00 - 10:00 PM), Saturdays (8:00 - 11:00 PM) and Sunday lunches (12:00-3:00PM), an eclectic array of live music is played, from beloved 'pub' hits, to hot Latino tracks to soothing guitar medleys. Petiscos is a place for everyone: a romantic dinner date, an indulgent Sunday family lunch, a Saturday Latino party with friends or even functions or large groups. Come dine in a small corner of Portugal...in Cape Town! Andy Da Silva is the owner of Petiscos. Having left a mark with Senhor Prego, a popular hot-spot in Joz, where arguably, the biggest pregos were served this side of the equator; Andy brought his love of Portuguese and Mozambican cuisine to Cape Town. Together with his son Rudi, they form the heart of what is essentially a family-run business.
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