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Sea Gypsy Cafe

Church Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 690 5496
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Ranked #15 of 41 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub, Fish & Chips
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had lunch there today. Hake and calamari combo. Ordered grilled Hake. Got served some form of battered grilled hake. It was the worst I have ever had. Nothing fresh about it. Calamari was over cooked. Chips awful. Over priced Will never see me again!!!!!!!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Don't be put off by strange appearance, great food, laid back and interesting place! Open windows straight onto ocean and friendly staff

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really good seafood... definitely not the nicest atmosphere, but felt very authentic. We ate here more than once on our trip! Recommended!

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South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very casual, unassuming harbour restaurant offering awesome fish and chips and other seafood at reasonable prices. All meals were fantastic and we left feeling quiet content.

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Berlin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

easy, simple, affordable, directly on the harbour. Real people, real food, and quite an entertaining waiter ...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have been a few times over the last few years and it is shocking how much it has gone downhill. Also have it on good authority from "locals" that proces go up in December and portions smaller.

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Eugene, Or
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I agree with many other reviewers that the menu and food is pretty average, the setting a bit ramshackle but cute if you like that sort of thing. The views are quite nice on a good weather day. Service was good - we didn't enjoy one of the fish dishes we ordered and they immediately brought an alternative without charging... More

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Haastrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Coming from Europe we are not used to smoking in restaurants, though we found that in SA people generally also do not. Imaging our surprise that in this restaurant non-smokers are obliged to sit in a cold marquee outside. The interior is ramshackle rope and planking with graffiti all over the tables, although this might be a deliberate attempt to... More

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Ficksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Sit out side and watch the sea and the seagulls while you snog on their great calamari and chips - or the other great seafood.

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Knysna, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Invited here for lunch with family. Service average and food uninspiring. Quite disappointing considering the spectacular views and setting of the restaurant.

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