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Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+27 21 557 3311
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (21 reviews)
“prawns” (13 reviews)
“chourico” (3 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Parklands Main Road | Cavalier Centre, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't fault the food and service. That is great. However as a non smoker you are greeted by a tunnel of smokers at the top of the stairs before entering and when leaving the restaurant. I also think they have too many tables crammed into...More

Thank Grumps242
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Special menu for Valentine's. 4 options on each of starter, main and desserts to choose from. Our table had chorizo steak, xai-xai chicken and prawn combo and the 12 queen prawns. Starters and dessert excellent as always. Never disappoints and well worth it. Staff efficient...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is based on the first floor of a small shopping center but the food is amazing! Meat and fish are king, from prawns to delicious trinchado. The place has a great ambience and the friendly staff are quick with their menu recommendations. Portuguese...More

Thank snylees
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, fantastic authentic menu, great wine selection and very good service. Trinchado, Chicken Xai Xai, Caldo Verde, Grilled Peri Peri Chicken, Grilled Sardines to name but a few great dishes on offer. Live music on selected days.

Thank Coetzers
Reviewed 10 December 2017 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 5 December 2017

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 4 December 2017 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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