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Restaurante Parreirinha

No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 011 435-3809
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Ranked #12 of 692 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Have been going here on and off over the last 30 years. The best seafood to be had in Joburg in probably one of the dodgiest areas, but well worth an expedition into the Deep South, the well lit entrance and security standing guard at the door gives you a nice warm welcoming and safe feeling however, be sure to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Not many people would drive all the way to the south of Joburg to this lovely old restaurant. But those who do, adore it. The restaurant seems to have a large loyal clientele. After stumbling upon this restaurant on the internet, i decided to try it out with a few friends. We had a great evening. The food was lovely...especially... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is definitely one of the finest places in Joburg for a good relaxed lunch. The food, especially the seafood is amazing, the service is very friendly and efficient and will happily adapt to the pace you dictate. Every visit is enjoyable.

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Johannesburg
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28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I had the pleasure of returning to this restaurant after a year and everything that I mentioned before is still fantastic and better. The prawn curry is absolutely worth going back for every month. We had lobster that was the best I have had in years. The atmosphere is still warm and welcoming without an ounce of pretentiousness. The wine... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

After a morning's sightseeing in Jo'burg, we felt like a good lunch. Slap bang in the middle of the city we found Restaurant Parreirinha, a throw-back to the culinary delights of Lourenco Marques, before the civil war. Scrumptious prawns of all sizes, done in all the best ways. Friendly efficient service. And a buzz of note. Well worth a visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were there with a group of friends on a Friday night . In a nut shell, it was great . In a few more detail - it is outstanding food without the super premium you pay for mediocre Sandton based Portuguese restaurants. There are two sections to the restaurant , the one at the back serves as a smokers'... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Have not been in 10 years - but still this place has not changed. Good proper Portuguese food (Parreirinha Platter to start for the 4 of us (chorizo, giblets, calamari and livers with chips) and their infamous prawn cakes. Superb prawns (their specialty), Espetada and Trinchada. The only thing was the dry white Portuguese wine not so great. And then... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We came here based on the Tripadvisor comments and we were a tad disappointed. The drive to get there was long, its not in a very popular part of Johannesburg - but has a lovely atmosphere once inside. Love the decor and the roaring fireplace which was welcomed as we went in the heart of winter! We had the chicken... More

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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visit Johannesburg twice to three times per year for business and we needed a change in eating venues. I duly sat down and started browsing......got a list of some 15 x potentially great restaurants...which one to choose first? it ended up being Restaurante Parreirinha! I love seafood and often enjoy a good seafood meal when in Cape Town....but we... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Parreirinha Restaurant is a Johannesburg Icon. It is approximately 20 kms/12 miles from Sandton. About a 20 minute drive out of rush hour. It has been there, it seems like forever, and it's food is genuine Portuguese, or as close as you are likely to get outside of Portugal. From Chicken livers, to giblets to peri peri chicken, portuguese steak,... More

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