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“Great place for the Carnivores!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pampa Grill Lavington

Pampa Grill Lavington
King'ara Road, Lavington Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
20 2611 539
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Ranked #53 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Great place for the Carnivores!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is a meat eaters' paradise! A Brazilian themed meat joint, it offers succulent steaks, grilled chicken, fish thrown in for good measures, lamb, some fantastic sausages and, yes, a decent range of salads. The Brazilian branding of the food is a little eroded by the choice of music and lack of a uniquely Brazilian drink to complete a 'food, music and drink samba theme.' But let that not that spoil your "meating experience." I love it and regularly visit. However, if you visit as a family, it probably makes better sense if the kids are teenagers, it is all rather grown-up food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went here with my family. The outside setting of the place is really nice. The staff is amazingly friendly and the food is good. The salad bar is especially nice!

Visited October 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent place for meat eaters, but not only for them”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The place is close to Junction and right behind Geco car wash. The food is very good, concept is similar to that they have in Carnivore - as long as your card is green, the waiters will be bringing all sorts of meet (beef sausages, pork, beef, lamb, beef ribs, fish, crocodile, camel, rabbit and more), once you turn the red side up, they stop. For those who are not really into meet, there is a great buffet with different salads (that could very well substitute for a whole meal) and soup (nothing special about the tomato soup we tried, though). For desert they served pineapple from the oven with cinnamon - delicious. The waiters are very pleasant and at service, the place is very clean and spacious, serves up to 120 people for meal, bar is near the entrance and was comfortably to sit there. Neither food nor drinks are expensive. It is possible to sit out as well and they have a playground for kids. Toilets are very clean. Definitely a come-back restaurant.

  • Visited October 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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“Lovely preflight dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We ate at Pampa Grill on the way to Kenyatta Airport for a departing flight. Kenyatta Airport burned while we were in Africa so instead of getting to the airport early, we opted for dinner. (BTW, excellent decision...the international departures lounge is a TENT and you have to use PORTABLE TOILETS!)
Pampa Grill was very nice and extremely clean. We ordered the dinners, which are all sorts of nice grilled meats served on skewers. The individual pieces are small, so you can sample lots f things, and as much as you want. I didn't want anything too heavy before flying to London and on to Dallas so I had fish, chicken, and turkey. All were delicious, but the turkey was especially nice, juicy and well flavored. My friends had steak, lamb, pork, and crocodile, which they said was delicious.
The side dishes are served buffet style and were very good. Roasted potatoes and soups stood our. The salad looked good, but I did not want to take a chance on anything raw...cook it hard when you're traveling in the Third World and you're less likely to pick up a bug. Also, FYI, if you are in Africa you're likely taking anti-malarial medication, such as Malarone (atovaquone & proguanil)...take it with a meal that includes protein and fat. It is better absorbed by the body if taken with food, and will not upset your stomach as much.

  • Visited August 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lunch at Pampa Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I simply loved the ambiance and the set up. Food was excellent worth every dime I paid for. Must visit restaurant if you are in Nairobi.

Visited July 2013
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