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Barcelos Polokwane

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51 Market Street, Polokwane 0700, South Africa
087 808 6243
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Polokwane, South Africa
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

When I arrived firstly I was given a menu as most restaurant do. I ordered my meal and after sometime the food was ready. I ate chicken and pap and really enjoyed the meal as it was well cooked.

Thank Thabang M
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

nice and neat takeaways establishment, friendly staff, good value for money menu, can phone in orders

Thank nb12015
Polokwane, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Enjoyed the hot chicken from Barcelos in Grobler Street at Engen Garage. it was after a serious boozing with chommas on a Friday evening and the Saturday morning was terrible with a knocking hangover. Barcelos was the ideal place, thanks for babalaz blaster recipe. I just mean your chicken when it's hot.

Thank tloujobl
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

I ate dinner here almost every day of my 10 day stay. The food is done to your taste and the waiters are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Peter M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Food is awesome, place is clean, but customer service needs to be slightly drilled into the staff. I will be sure to return

Thank Ronald L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

poor service, food is really not to standard. rolls were old and the staff could really not understand English.

Thank Duanecap
Polokwane, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

At Savannah Mall, great place, chicken at its best!! Friendly staff, will b there soon!! Keep up it barcelos!!

1 Thank Lington L
Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

Excellent grill chicken, but can't bit taste of Nando's. I feel the sauce used is bit sour and chicken loss the flavour. Combo is good value for money but the size of chicken is lean compared to Nando's

Thank review121180

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, European, Grill, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Market Street, Polokwane 0700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Polokwane
  • Phone Number: 087 808 6243
The idealization of the Barcelos rooster derives from a legend concerning a Gallego who was sentenced to hang, despite his protests of innocence. In a last minute appeal to the judge, who was enjoying dinner at the time, the condemned man made a bold statement: If this claim of innocence was true, the roasted rooster on the judge's plate would get up and crow. Suddenly, a gorgeous scarlet-plumed cockerel rose from the plate, crowing loud and long. The man was acquitted of course!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?