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“Bad service Over-rated Food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of julio's continental restaurant

julio's continental restaurant
175 davenport avenue | glenwood, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #40 of 370 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
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“Bad service Over-rated Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We made a reservation last night , when we got there there were two empty tables inside and since it was raining and cold we asked if we could sit inside as opposed to the outside where they allocated us. We were told the tables were reserved even though the restaurant was not very busy so we graciously sat outside. It was noisy with the patrons and the loud 80's music so we moved to the door and then the bar eventually. Our starter , a prawn rissiols took 20mins to be served and the main came about 45 after the starter was taken from us. The prawns, which we heard so much about were steamed and just thrown into garlic lemon butter. Absolutely tasteless! For that long wait , not once did our waitress ask us if all was ok, we never got a visit from the floor manager , which even a Spur manager does! Utterly disappointed!! Won't recommend

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great for what it is!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

If you feel like really good Portuguese style food at really good prices and you don't mind too much about decor - this is the place to go - don't expect white linen table cloths and crystal - the food is consistently good - which is why this restaurant is a local favourite.

Visited November 2013
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“Our wonderful hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place has been around forever, they do probably one of the best peri peri chickens and calamari to die for. Lamb shanks and Eisbeins (when you lucky enough to be in time to grab them) are also out of this world. With warm friendly staff and a wonderful hands on owner, one is always made to feel part of the family!

Visited November 2013
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“Fun evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Julio's, the food was excellent and our waiter kept us entertained with his witty comments and broad smile!

  • Visited September 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“All I can say is that if you want the best peri peri chicken in durbs , julio's is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Unbelievably a genuine all rounder of good meals at a good price.Eveything is great on the menu...Anyone in durban or around glenwood should at least give it a try .... You won't be dissapointed at all.:)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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