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Restaurante Parreirinha

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European, Portuguese
As featured in Best Food in Johannesburg
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No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 011 435-3809
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
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Really good food, fresh seafood and juicy chicken. Been here a couple of times and glad they keep the same consistency with their food quality and flavour. No complaints!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pranil_Dullabh
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately our meal was not enjoyable owing to a waiter who was totally disinterested. He took forever to take our plates, bring menus etc. He never checked on us. We had to keep calling the other waiters for drinks and dessert. Even the payment of the bill took ages. This waiter literally kept disappearing for long periods. It seems like... More 

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Thank Philip B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, fresh seafood and juicy chicken. Been here a couple of times and glad they keep the same consistency with their food quality and flavour. No complaints!

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Thank Pranil_Dullabh
Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It was a last minute thing that we decided to make the long trek south to go and eat some prawns. On the way we joked about them still being in business, well the joke was on us as when we arrived at 12H15 the restaurant was fully booked. we managed to get the last open table in the pub.... More 

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Thank Howard L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My favourite restaurant in Johannesburg and there is a reason that this place has been doing so well for 40+ years! This old police station, with corrugated plastic roofing never fails to impress. Jose da Cunha, and his mother Maria da Cunha are household names in this area of the Deep South in Johannesburg and I love La Parreinhia SO... More 

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Thank laurasw0rld
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Perhaps not located in the best location but if the restaurant had to move it would lose all its charm and appeal and this what makes the restaurant (its like a national heritage site). It may not look like a safe area, but they have security guards on the streets to look after the cars. From the outside you may... More 

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Thank ssford2711
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

There isn't much to say about this restaurant other than its DELICIOUS!! The prawns are cooked to perfection. Lemon butter sauce is the possibly the best I have ever tasted! My boyfriend had the kingklip and it was amazing too! I recommend going to this restaurant! If you haven't been you seriously missing out. Food is mind blowing!

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Thank Ash123420
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This family owned and family operated restaurant, offers an authentic Portuguese dining experience! The range of Mozambiquan beers and the extensive menu offerings challenged us to make a choice. We decided on a combination of King Prawns and Chicken with chips - A great choice! Beautifully prepared prawns and succulent, tasty chicken! The service was efficient and friendly without being... More 

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Thank Gerald D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I am embarrassed to admit that I have lived nearby for more than 10 years and only now ventured to this wonderful Restuarant. What a waste that I have missed out on such an experience for so many years. Wonderful food, charming atmosphere and all at a very reasonable price

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Thank John W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere (busy and noisy) and the food was good. But not sure if we just had a bad waiter but I think the service sucked! It was painfully slow and even after showing them what we wanted from TripAdvisor photos, they still managed to mess our order up. 3 out of 5 people got their meals but... More 

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Thank Riëtte B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I'd heard of Parreirinha from foodie friends, and I finally got the chance to try it for myself! My prawns were out of this world, absolutely delicious, and my partner's chicken was impressive too. We had quite a big table and were served quickly and efficiently, always a pleasant surprise from a busy restaurant. One extra thing I'll recommend is... 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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?