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Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+27 21 557 3311
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (18 reviews)
“prawns” (12 reviews)
“peri peri” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast becoming a favorite of mine. Great vibe. And the food...pretty much the closest to Portugal that you can get!

Thank CapeTownChickBlog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Petiscos is a venue we frequently visit, being it midweek or weekends, but more so for a set menu Christmas lunch. The menu leaves you choosing from a great selection and there is nothing on there that is not worth trying. This, coupled with friendly...More

Thank RazzWorks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are unfortunately very few Portuguese restaurants in Cape Town. Petiscos came recommended and did not disappoint. A major plus is the exceptional service, no pretentious nonsense so typical of the stiff upmarket CPT establishments that in general serve way below par meals at over...More

Thank Charles_744
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Being a Mozambican Portuguese it is difficult to find authentic delicious food. Petiscos offers just this, fresh, tasty, traditional food. We had two delicious starters, Livers and the Trinchado. The prawn curry is a must and so is the Xai-Xai chicken. Place is always full...More

Thank Thanya79
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had an excellent dinner at Portuguese Restaurant Petiscos, Espeditas on a special with your choice of salad, chips or other potatoes. The rump was done to perfection. We will certainly be back for more. The service was outstanding. Very pleasantly surprised.

Thank Leslie-ann C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are four things that draw people to restaurants: good food, nice vibe, great service, and value for money. Most places will offer you 2 or 3 out of that four. I love Petiscos because I have experienced all four every time. Trinchado and chicken...More

Thank marinusk2015
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Intimate, with a warm ambience. The service was wonderful. We had a fun, attentive waitor. The food was even better!! Best portuguese cuisine on this side of the the world. I had the Chicken Cafreal- Peri Peri ofcourse. it was cooked to perfection, delicious and...More

Thank Aarti S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Warm decor, very authentic Large variety menu and typical Portuguese cuisine! Service is casual and very efficient. Life entertainment on most nights

Thank cindywilsonsa
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Welcoming and very good service. Food is delicious and the portions generous. Both steak and chicken are good and there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone's taste buds. Works well for couples and groups of friends. Selection of wine is good and...More

Thank CapeCourtesy
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Yep was pretty disappointing , service was great , but had chicken livers peri peri which where tasty but my main a steak dish cooked in a suace , cannot remember the name ..damn it waa tough and chewy ..pretty sad ..but at least the...More

Thank Stacy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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