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Restaurante Parreirinha

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No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 011 435-3809
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.

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  • 67
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Portuguese Mozambican food in an iconic landmark institution.

In the fickle Johannesburg food scene with pop-up and pop-out entrants constantly moving with the tides of fashion, certain establishments manage the exact opposite by becoming part of the landscape. Very far from the world of photo-copy franchises this unique landmark manages to throw an ongoing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Carel J
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Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

In the fickle Johannesburg food scene with pop-up and pop-out entrants constantly moving with the tides of fashion, certain establishments manage the exact opposite by becoming part of the landscape. Very far from the world of photo-copy franchises this unique landmark manages to throw an ongoing tropical party. The food is Portuguese, mainly of the Mozambican persuasion. So it's prawns... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is my favourite place for seafood. We often visit and recommend it to all our friends. The seafood portions are generous and the flavour is spectacular. Cannot go wrong here. The setup is different and has a nice vibe. The staff are friendly and the service is on point. It really is a welcoming restaurant with excellent food.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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217 reviews 217 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You will get the best Mozambican prawns here. The vibe is great, friendly service. The area is not ideal, there have been problems with crime, and it is far out. Make sure you do not have stop on the way.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Always a winner, good Portuguese food, great vibe, a great place to meet with friends. Back room is smoking but I find the atmosphere is better there.

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Peniche
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

back in 1975 I lived in La Rochelle and remember la Parreirinha. We have been there with friends and family on numerous revisits to Johannesburg. Still good honest Mozambique prawns and Portuguese vinho Verde. Atmosphere is hopping Excellent value by. European standards €200 for 12 people

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London
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28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this was recommended to us by locals. It is in a remote part of town and certainly I would suggest that you are delivered and collected by hotel limo. It is a Portuguese restaurant focusing largely on seafood. They have a menu of prawns and crayfish from which to select - all is nicely prepared and generous helpings.Service nice too.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We started with an assortment of prawns barbequed to perfection, followed by piri piri baby chicken. All absolutely delicious. Service was warm & friendly with very helpful recommendations and we were shown the variety prawns for us to choose from. Decor is unusual - the ceiling is decorated with ties (hundreds). If you are in Jo'burg don't miss this restaurant.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The restaurant is casual and far out but the quality is undeniable. We go back again and again and it just gets better.

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Namibia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very popular restaurant offering delicious Portuguese food in the South of Johannesburg. The decor is somewhat dated but part of the charm. Parreirinha is renowned for its seafood and with good reason: delicious, fresh and well-prepared (do your mouth and belly a favor and feast on their prawns, I love their rissois de câmerao!). No need to dress up, a... More 

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Johannesburg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great Portuguese food, I've eaten there dozens of times over the years and never had a bad meal. The ties hanging from the roof and elastics décor make for a great place for a date or even a dinner with family and friends . Can't fault any of the food I have ever had here and never had anyone at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 011 435-3809

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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