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Restaurante Parreirinha

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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Crowded, not everyone's neighborhood, And, quite simply, a great place

You might remember those fairy tales about someone resembling a dwarf from a distance, somehow miraculously turning into a giant once you get closer. This is what O Parreirinha is like. The neighbourhood takes some getting used to, especially at night and when getting there from the Jo'burg CBD... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Akka J
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Pretoria
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pretoria
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You might remember those fairy tales about someone resembling a dwarf from a distance, somehow miraculously turning into a giant once you get closer. This is what O Parreirinha is like. The neighbourhood takes some getting used to, especially at night and when getting there from the Jo'burg CBD with load shedding going on, the streets being dark. As in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. We have been there many times over many years and have found consistent quality. Good wine and beer including Portugal selection. A family run business.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Parreirinha for their July birthday specials and had an amazing evening. We had a large table of 18 and the service for such a large table was fantastic. I ordered the 12 prawns with chips at R59.90, and they were cooked to perfection, and delicious. Their wine was R50 for a 1 litre of Portuguese white wine.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wow!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the fish cakes the steak is amazing been there 5times already the food is simply amazing the food is not overly priced its big portions but trust me u will finish it

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Johannesburg
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Parreirinha is a favourite restaurant of mines. I always end up coming back to this wonderful restaurant in the South of Johannesburg. This restaurant has what a lot of new fancy restaurants in Johannesburg lack and thats character. It is unique in location and decoration, ties hanging from the roof racks. The food is exceptional, and prawns and chicken is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Despite management's attempt to convey that they serve "Mamma's" recipes they have strayed too far from just plain wholesome food. We order the asparagus starter in garlic butter sauce were presented with canned asparagus in a yellow watery sop. They did not have prawn cakes or prawn curry (because the Mozambiquean delivery was late, apparently) but could serve normal prawns... More 

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Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Thanks for your service and great food, The steak was tender and great value for money. Also try the chicken and prawns ................. nice

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Although we South Africans call it Portuguese food its really the food of Mozambique as made buy the Portuguese settlers, hot spicy interpretations of their homelands cuisine and Parreirinha has been doing it proud for years. Great food quirky atmosphere and good service.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We got off the plane and my brother took us to the deep south for lunch. It helps to be with an experienced Jhb local, since there is not much around that gives you a clue to the possibility of one of Jhb's best kept secrets hidden in the run down, rusty neighbourhood. We were very early for lunch, and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Although the area this restaurant is located in is not great, it was well worth a visit! The service is good, the portion sizes are generous, the food arrived quickly and the vibe was lovely. Portuguese music lightens up the atmosphere and there is a proper smoking section if need be.

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Additional Information about Restaurante Parreirinha

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

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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

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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