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“Best seafood platter in Gauteng!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Parreirinha

Restaurante Parreirinha
No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 011 435-3809
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Ranked #11 of 693 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best seafood platter in Gauteng!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

After years of visiting this quaint, vibe restuarant in our homeland South of Johannesburg I was not surprised to in that the service is still outstanding and the seafood platter still exceeding all our expectations! Please ensure that you book as this viby place gets really full. Don't stress when you fnd that you have to park in the street as your car is carefully watched for you. This family owned restaurant is worth the visit!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We ordered crayfish, prawns, chicken, calamari, champgane and 4 of us at for death. I was very surprised when the bill came and it cost R700. The restaurant has a lot of character and the property used to be the old police station and jails. You can actually see some of the tables appear to be in small cells. It makes a for a great atmosphere and the food is delicious.

We enjoyed the food the expereince and the great value, and the little adventure of going South to visit this place. They stayed open longer so we could finish our meal, what a great bunch of people runningthis place!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A perfect Friday lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was such a nice find, beautiful ambience and decor, and the service was outstanding from when we arrived, choosing from all the specials, and then the food .....was so fresh and authentically Portuguese. Even Laurentina and 2M beers from Mocambique. It was worth the drive to the south of Johannesburg .....will definitely be entertaining guests here again.....fool proof perfection and just wonderful friendly service. A happy place for sure.

  • Visited January 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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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Restaurante Parreirinha - what a pleasant surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

On arriving at our destination according to our GPS we were a bit reluctant as to whether we felt brave enough to step inside. The area is really not the greatest but the restaurant came so highly recommended that we had to give it a try. Once inside, the vibe is so homely and comfortable, you quickly forget about the location and enjoy the excellent food and great music. The prawn cakes were divine and all the starters were good. The prawn curry, beef espetada and peri peri chicken dishes were of the best we have had. The prices are really reasonable and the wine list comprehensive. We stayed much longer than intended as it was a week evening but the vibe was too great to leave. The manager on duty and the staff were all excellent. What a great experience!

  • Visited January 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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“Awesome !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Here you pay for good food, wine and vibe! If you enjoy good food, value for money then don't waste your time going elsewhere.

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