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“An average Lunch - a little dissapointed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of O Portuga

O Portuga
312 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 272 900
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Ranked #9 of 79 Restaurants in Windhoek
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: predominantly, but not exclusively fish
Nairobi, Kenya
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“An average Lunch - a little dissapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have always enjoyed the odd meal at O'Portuga, mainly because of the cosmopolitan feel and the not usual crowd of locals that frequent the same place over and over again. Normally I have a traditional dish - their calamari and fish dishes are good, the chicken perri-perri is excellent.
However this time round I ordered the calamari tubes - not the normal small tubes - these are typical Portuguese style, so they are large and more like a "steak". I had eaten these before and last time round they were delicious, this time round they were tough and not great, they were accompanied with chips which were a little overdone and quite oily.
I just hope that this is not the sign of things to come and they start to regress into complacency.
To quote another contributor " remember to ask for the "Gindungo" - a fiery home-made chili condiment" it is fantastic, they should bottle it and sell it.
Next time I will revert to the chicken!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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98 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“What you would expect in Maputo and not Windhoek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Situated in Klein Windhoek, on the road coming in from the airport. A good old fashioned portuguese restaurant, with a good variety on the menu and an extensive and well stocked bar. Also more locals and less tourists, which always excites me. Even though I do not smoke, I prefer the smoking section when the flaps are up, for a great European feel.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windhoek
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is the ideal venue to share with good friends. It always has a good vibe, and maybe not the place for a quiet romantic evening. The menu has a wide range of authentic Portuguese/Angolan dishes - a remember to ask for the "Gindungo" - a fiery home-made chili condiment. My personal favorite is the seafood rice or seafood pasta - but be warned, it comes in decent portion sizes. Another favorite is the tripe in a tomato sauce, or the spice chicken livers or gizzards. Beef or seafood espetadas are also good, and the selection of fresh prawns (ask the waitress to show the different sizes before ordering).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Koocked to perfaction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

In my whole life i have been wanting to tast and see food tht is excatly in the magazise, my dream fainaly came true when i was at opportuga restourand they realy kuk to perfaction i had a spurib and could not get enaf of the tast and i orderd a mix grill the desrt is unexplainable delitious thank you oporuga and i also love the stylish menu's

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had a final meal here after 6 weeks travelling around Namibia.Well priced and excellent quality.
Great service although we ate early, 6pm.
Good menu selection.
We ate Kudu, perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth.
Highly recommended.
We did order extra side order of vegatables but not really needed as plenty already on the plate and good size portions of meat as well.
Much preferred over Joes Beer House across the road.
Park opposite in front of the Post Office.

Visited June 2013
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