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Esplanada Grill

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Av Murtala Mohamed | Ilha de Luanda, Luanda, Angola
Sun 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Have been there several times, twice for dinner inside and several more times to just relax on the outside patio. The atmosphere is very nice, service is fair, as is service in any establishment in Angola. They have the traditional Brazilian meal service, with a large hot and cold buffet, and the standard round of meats coming off of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The Esplanada Grill is about half-way down the Ilha. While the atmosphere is pleasant it does not have direct view on the beach or the water as many other restaurants there have. Prices are on the higher end. Our party had a variety of dishes, most were o.k., but not overwhelming. I had a seafood pizza, which was simply appalling... More 

Thank M S
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The location of Esplanada Grill offers good options to spend a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating and is located in Ilha, thus giving access to the beach in a few steps. It's not a cheap place (but what is cheap in Luanda??) but it offers a complete buffet which is perfect if you feel hungry and... More 

Thank Elisa U
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Have been there many times andthe food aregood but pricy. Nice and clean place with easy access with car. The meat are very good, also the cold buffet are nice.

Thank Scott091
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had some brazilian steak, rice, beans and banana. Very good food. Have a seat outside and watch the sunset in the sea.

Thank tatibarro
Arlington, Virginia
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

$81 for rodizio does not surprise me in Luanda. However, they are stingy with the meat (not all of which is all that good, though some of it is). I needed to be rather pushy to get another plate and flatware after the staff decided that I was done (after maybe 25 minutes of reasonable slivers o'meat). I'm done when... More 

Thank Djibuddha
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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835 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Meat lover's heaven but veggies also well served by good salad bar, Brazilian black beans and western veg. and nice desert selection. Price s al inclusive and vegetarians get no price breaks. Service is good.

1 Thank poleinahole1
Katy, Texas
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Brazilians love barbecue! Esplanada Grill is a nice all you can eat barbecue restaurant. It is one of the most expensive restaurants in Luanda but again it is an all you can eat barbecue. I've been to better barbecue restaurants in US and Brazil. What we really like to do is to stay outdoors in Esplanada Grill and have Sirloin... More 

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La Plata
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent food, excellent service, lovely location. We had a very nice dinner with friends, outside where you order by the menu, (inside is Rodizzio)... Very good meat (and I'm from Argentina) Well done!

1 Thank Franarg
Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Got to say the meat skewers here are fantastic but the buffet is just OK. Again the service is very poor and if your in a small party then forget it as your likely not to get served quickly (I think the waiters(esses) see small parties as not being that well tipping).

1 Thank PeteandLorraine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Portuguese, Barbecue, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Murtala Mohamed | Ilha de Luanda, Luanda, Angola
  • Location: Africa  >  Angola  >  Luanda Province  >  Luanda
  • Phone Number: 244935114844
Il posizionamento sulla mappa è approssimativo-8° 46' 25.88", +13° 14' 54.98"

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?