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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (32 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the nice places to go for a proper meal. I would recommend it to anyone who gets to visit Gaborone to have a meal at Caravela.

Thank florencem506
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 7 were warmly greeted by the owner/ chef. Menu choice is large and varied, with the vegetarians in our group well catered for. The pork shnitzel and the Kingklip special were both lovely, as were the Dom Pedros we ended with! Would...More

Thank MrMrsW50
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Hidden (and yes we did not see the green sign "Portuguese Restaurant" showing the turn of from Independence), but arriving we enjoyed every moment. Quiet and we were spoiled with excellent food and wine, this is for sure on our list of restaurants to visit...More

Thank UAPT
Reviewed July 25, 2018

My partner and I went here for a special occasion and Caravels did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was wonderful. We choose to sit outside on the patio with all the hanging lights. It was really fun, and we would definitely...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Caravella for many years and are yet to be disappointed. Their food is always great, their service is very personal and attention is paid to detail and the setting is lovely.

Thank PeteandLee1
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Set outside the city centre it is a popular rendevous.. High class, international food but with the emphasis on Portuguese.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Caravella restaurant is portugese restaurant.It has beautiful arrangment for sitting. Quiet peaceful and romantic. You will enjoy sitting outside in the evening. It also offer quiet good option in food for Veg and Non-Veg. Service is also quiet good and impressive.Restaurant management will meet you...More

Thank Vijender K
Reviewed July 11, 2018

You can go there to enjoy great prawns even though you are not by the ocean! Delicious food with a great ambience! great for family and friend gatherings, perfect for a romantic dinner for 2!

Thank kristadionis
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Proper amount of food to choose and there is a vegeterian also. Staff is perfect, always at your service, but not pushy. Ambient outside is romantic and cozy, and there's also a blankets if it's chilly. Perfect place for nice, quiet and decent dinner with...More

Thank Navigate799035
Reviewed July 3, 2018

When driving to the restaurant it appears that one is going into Gaborone's backstreets. But then this gem appears at the cul de sac. Welcoming atmosphere, stunning food but even better service. I have yet to have a better meal or service. The Portuguese fillet...More

Thank Albertgerber
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Response from Derek N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Albertina, For the best answer, I suggest you contact the Venue directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 391 4284
  • E-mail
A unique dining experience in Gaborone, centrally located in the heart of the city in a quiet residential neighborhood. Caravela offers three distinct dining areas to choose from - a gorgeous outdoor garden to enjoy summertime lunch and quiet evening dinners, a bar dining area with a casual ambiance and warm fire in the winter months and an inside, air-conditioned dining area for those business meals or special occasions. Portuguese cuisine is served with seafood being the house specialty. The menu is varied with choices of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and vegetarian offerings. Main entree prices begin at P69. All food is prepared fresh on site and may be customized to your individual tastes and diet. Large groups can be accommodated with quick service for those needing to return to the office. Take away food may be ordered as well as platters for office meetings. Friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere.
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