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O'Pescador

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Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. South African Portuguese...
Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. South African Portuguese cuisine. Excellent food and excellent service.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Portuguese

If the 2 iconic Portuguese foods of all time, Chicken and Prawns, are anything to go by, O'Pescador is right up there. The Prawns Nacional were the best we've had and the grilled baby chicken is first-class, the chef allowing you to choose your own strength of peri peri from mild to LM... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Mike E
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reigate
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant, made by a lovely waiter who was on meet and greets and sold us on the restaurant from the outside! Nothing was too much trouble, including a takeaway cheese and biscuits with a couple of beers as our taxi was ready.....he's a diamond; keep him!!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There was approximately 15 minutes between receiving the first adults meal and the 6th meal. Service was abysmal. My prawns were like bullets, boiled and microwaved. The lamb shank was tiny and mostly gristle and fat. The quality of the fillet steak was poor. We will not return.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really good restaurant, convenient location. Nice atmosphere and good service, good wine. No view but god food.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If the 2 iconic Portuguese foods of all time, Chicken and Prawns, are anything to go by, O'Pescador is right up there. The Prawns Nacional were the best we've had and the grilled baby chicken is first-class, the chef allowing you to choose your own strength of peri peri from mild to LM Stingray. Friendly and quick service in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the food to the service to the friendly service and warm atmosphere. ..everything is excellent. The best oysters in Knysna and trust me we tried oysters in many other places. It was so good, we had to go back before we leave. Definitely recommended. Our waiter Brian was the most charming, efficient and friendly waiter.

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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Trinchado excellent as was the yellowtail and chicken sacado. Family run, excellent service and delightful atmosphere.

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Port Elizbeth
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We highly recommend this restaurant, situated on the second floor of the Waterfront complex.The food service was very excellent, the staff friendly and the food was amazing - good portions and cooked very well. Good views of the Lagoon too with its position on the top floor. We loved it so much we went there twice.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I would always go back to this phenomenal place, THE Service exceeds my expectation as well as the Menu. My personal Favourite is the Espatada and the Snails with the Garlic Sauce is to Die for. Guys Keep up the Good Work you as owners are Hands on and that is what makes people come back for more

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

O'Pescador was the first restaurant we visited during our honeymoon in Knysna. The waiter was very professional in explaining their menu options. My marlin steak was wonderfully prepared! Never thought it could taste that great! My wife also liked her curry prawns. This restaurant is a must!

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Funchal, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Perfectly located on the Knysna waterfront. Caters for fresh fish with a portugues flair. Has other fine dishes like espetadas. Lunched a very good and tasty sea food platter, which had cray fish, squid, prawns and various fresh fish. Loved the tuna. Staff and owners are fabolous.

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Additional Information about O'Pescador

Address: Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. South African Portuguese cuisine. Excellent food and excellent service.

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