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“Prawns done right” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beira Alta Montecasino

Beira Alta Montecasino
Shop 63 Montecasino, William Nicol, Fourways, Johannesburg 1749, South Africa
011 511 1307
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Ranked #225 of 754 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Prawns done right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I commend Beira Alta (Montecasino) for always serving some of the best portuguese food out. The frequency with which we have our meals at Beira is quite something and I am sure they will even know our order by heart soon - let's hope. Prawn a Bras - it is something special. Really is. Thank you

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Finally felt the disappointment :(”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We often frequent BeiraAlta and for long, it has been our fave restaurant! Today, (christmas lunch) was a disappointment. We were served substandard food and even the take away was packed in a checkers bag!

I must say, it seems the standard is declining and its rather sad!

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
“What a disappointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After reading plenty positive reviews about Beira Alta, we were really excited about dining here. However, we were rather disappointed by the food and the service we received. Despite booking a table in advance, the waiter took us from one table to the next stating they were all 'reserved'. We eventually sat down on the porch outside and ordered wine. The waiter did not introduce himself. We received complimentary bread and ordered our starters. The starters were really flavoursome, but really pricey regarding the portion size. Our waiter did not bring us clean knives or cleared the table of the empty butter cups and plates still on the table. We ordered the grilled Portuguese Chicken for main course as the waiter informed us it’s the restaurant’s speciality. We received our food 10minutes later. We told the waiter that it was really fast, after which he replied that the kitchen are getting ready for the bigger tables... Their famous Portuguese Chicken was full of flavour, but Really dry. No-one (neither waiter nor manager) visited our table to ask whether we are enjoying our food or checking on the status of our wine. After we finished our mains our waiter made a quick appearance. I asked him where he was and he told us he was busy with his bigger table. Our table were later cleared by yet another waiter. We decided to leave and have dessert somewhere else. We waited again to ask for our bill and decided pay at the door, another 10 minutes went by before the manager showed up and we received our bill. Sorry Beira Alta, but you won't be seeing us again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Durban, South Africa
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great Portuguese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not a fine dining restaurant - but Beira Alta serves up generous helpings of very tasty Portuguese fare with friendly service in a casino environment which has many dining options.

We had a great waitress with a sense of humor who was able to give us suggestions of what she thought was good on the menu. Between the four of us dining we ordered a selection of baby chicken and a few prawn / calamari options. All plates were served with generous sides and the Greek salad ordered was great. The potato chips were outstanding.
Will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Give this one a miss!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Had great expectations but unfortunately these were not met mediocre food and service. Manager didn't acknowledge us once which I thought odd for a restaurant of this calibre - in fact he came across as quite surely. Hefty price tag R660 for two and we shared a stater and main. With so many great restaurants in area this one is certainty worth a miss.

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