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Bar, Healthy, Portuguese, European, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Family style
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good friendly service with simple but very good Portuguese food. Prawns were delicious, as was the half chicken peri peri. Washed down by some Boplaas Portuguese white wine. Enjoyable afternoon with a great view over the bay.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Easy going Portugese style restaurant with a great view of Mosselbay and the beaches. Very fair priced and good food. Staff was amazing

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

We were a group of about 20 people. Not easy for one waiter to take orders from all the tables we occupied. However he was fantastic with a, sense of humour that kept us all happy. It was a special 9ccasion for all of us...but we got special treatment to match. The food was wonderful and the owner's presence warm and hospitable. How they coped with all of us was a miracle. Most enjoyable. It was our 3rd visit so we look forward to the 4th. Regards JenniMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Great food, lots of healthy vegetables added. Nice atmosphere and views Managed by owner. The place is tucked away in the corner, so only discovered it after a year. But I see it’s popular

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023

We had lunch at this restaurant. The establishment was extremely busy but we had excellent service. I had the opportunity to chat with the owner, who was extremely friendly and helpful. Delicious food, lovely atmostphere and friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Never has an establishment so unassuming delighted in such a big way. When you enter you have no idea of what awaits you. Holy moly! when passion meets skills, expect a masterpiece. Open challenge to find better food in the entire Garden Route 🥇🏆🥂💖 😋...💌More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

I invited friends to enjoy good good It was a disaster Very poor mest terrible fish This was the 2nd time in n month I send messaged to Eugene but was ignored

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022

Visited on the back of recommendation by friends. We were not disappointed. The view from the deck outside is great, the vibe is good and food was excellent. The Prawns and Chicken were great,: really nicely spiced and full of flavour, Washed down with nice...drinks and all for a good price.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

Highly recommended. The 3 of us all had peri peri chicken livers for starters, followed by individual main courses of (1) prawns; (2) steak and calamari; and (3) ribs - really tasty and good sized portions.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We have been here 3 times and have nothing to complain about. We already had their prawns, calamari and chicken livers and everything was perfect every time. The best peri-peri sauce we've ever had. Very good and friendly service too.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022

Expecting traditional Portuguese food, we were highly disappointed with very average and bland food on offer. None of the dishes were authentic Portuguese. The food does not live up to the descriptions on the menu. Even though the restaurant offers a great view of the...harbour, it has no ambiance. The food took extremely long to arrive.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2022

We are non smokers and booked a table. When we arrived, our table was next to a bunch of smokers on the covered deck. SA law states that no smoking in a public space and if a restaurant allows smoking, a designated smoking area, not...bigger that 25% of the restaurant is allowed. They DO NOT CARE......and because we complain, the rudest person EVER, told us to leave. Oh yes, NO covid protocols were adhered to either. May be the LAW of the country does not appy to this not so fine establishment??More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

If you are willing to wait two and a half hours for your cold meal then this is the place to bring your friends and family to. We were told there was an electricity issue but when cooking on gas it is a little hard...to believe. We were the lucky ones though, the table behind us, that arrived at the same time as us, were still waiting for their food when we left. Let’s hope this is a consequence of the influx of people into the area and this was just an exception to the norm…More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

A good Portuegese restaurant in the Garden Route, with a wide variety of meals on their menu. High cleanliness standard.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

Nice view but no atmosphere. Place was almost empty but we waited much longer than the 40 minute lead-time for the chicken. Gizzard starters were very small and bland (a total rip-off). Risoles starter was expensive but good. Chicken was not really good. Not remotely...Portugal mainland style or taste or presentation. No olive oil or vinagre on the table! No home-made slap chips! No olives! The risoles, rolls and butter were the best items we had. We tour Portugal at least 2 months a year eating out almost daily (pre-Covid), so unfortunately this was really very disappointing.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Apologies! Hours are 12h00 to 21h00. No booking necessary on week days, weekends better to book. Fantastic place to relax and enjoy Portuguese food!
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