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Restaurante Parreirinha

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No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190, South Africa
+27 011 435-3809
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place! Wonderful ambiance, and the best seafood espetada I've ever had.But you can't go wrong with anything you order. A brilliant place to eat hearty, socialize and come away feeling like you've been someplace special.

Thank CraiginSA
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here on a few previous occasions, and always find it thoroughly enjoyable. The only downside is the area in which it is situated, which could be quite scary at night, however this restaurant has been here since 1975 so it carries all the history at the current location. On this occasion we were 6 guests and everyone praised the... More 

Thank JacquesMonica
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service is great and of high quality. Excellent atmosphere and reasonably priced. This family restaurant is really superb. We highly recommend it. There is a wide variety of food on the menu plus a well stocked wine list. We love this place.

Thank will97ni
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Every July Parreirinha has the best birthday specials. (Bookings open in May for July). R89 for 12 prawns. To be perfectly honest I know there were othet specials available but come on! It's a Portuguese restaurant with great prawns! I didn't even glance or consider looking at another item on the menu. The place is packed with great atmosphere! In... More 

Thank AndzLSA
Coimbra, Portugal
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381 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

After hearing so much about this place, I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed after my visit. Not sure what made this place so famous. The restaurant is basic. The food is good but not amazing. And not cheap, also.

Thank FlyingTuga
Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Best Food, Best Atmosphere, Best Vibe. Great Staff. If you've never been here, you are missing out !! You will very far to match what this special place has to offer. It's simply fantastic.

Thank Barbara S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Just enjoyed a spectacular lunch and the annual birthday specials. It has to be the best value for money in Jo'burg. Pity it is only 1 month of the year. Booking is essential if you can get a reservation as people come from all over Jo'burg for the birthday specials. 12 x Prawns at R 89.00, Peri Peri chicken at... More 

Thank 271hiltont
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

As you enter this Portuguese restaurant in one of Johannesburg's oldest suburbs a typed foolscap warns that it's hours are 12-5, and that they are booked up so please leave by then. I scoffed. I was wrong. We left at four in the afternoon, merry with wine and replete with prawns (you'd call it shrimp in the US). The daily... More 

Thank PeterSulli
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We were invited to join friends for lunch for the specials that the Restuarant has for their birthday month. Safe on street parking. Friendly and efficient service. Great ambience and best of all, the prices. I highly recommend and look forward to a return visit.

Thank Pikap39
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal. Great espetada. Very cosy. Wonderful service. The best in the south. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 9, 6th Street | La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 011 435-3809
Run by the Da Cunha Family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?