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Barcelos Polokwane

Fast Food, European, Grill, Portuguese
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51 Market Street, Polokwane 0700, South Africa
087 808 6243
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The idealization of the Barcelos rooster derives from a legend concerning a...
The idealization of the Barcelos rooster derives from a legend concerning a Gallego who was sentenced to hang, despite his protests of innocence. In a last minute appeal to the judge, who was enjoying dinner at the time, the condemned man made a bold statement: If this claim of innocence was true, the roasted rooster on the judge's plate would get up and crow. Suddenly, a gorgeous scarlet-plumed cockerel rose from the plate, crowing loud and long. The man was acquitted of course!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

I ate dinner here almost every day of my 10 day stay. The food is done to your taste and the waiters are very friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
Peter M
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Nairobi
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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I ate dinner here almost every day of my 10 day stay. The food is done to your taste and the waiters are very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Food is awesome, place is clean, but customer service needs to be slightly drilled into the staff. I will be sure to return

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Mokopane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

poor service, food is really not to standard. rolls were old and the staff could really not understand English.

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Polokwane, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

At Savannah Mall, great place, chicken at its best!! Friendly staff, will b there soon!! Keep up it barcelos!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Excellent grill chicken, but can't bit taste of Nando's. I feel the sauce used is bit sour and chicken loss the flavour. Combo is good value for money but the size of chicken is lean compared to Nando's

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Market Street, Polokwane 0700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Polokwane
  • Phone Number: 087 808 6243

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food, European, Grill, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

The idealization of the Barcelos rooster derives from a legend concerning a Gallego who was sentenced to hang, despite his protests of innocence. In a last minute appeal to the judge, who was enjoying dinner at the time, the condemned man made a bold statement: If this claim of innocence was true, the roasted rooster on the judge's plate would get up and crow. Suddenly, a gorgeous scarlet-plumed cockerel rose from the plate, crowing loud and long. The man was acquitted of course!
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?