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Gosto Portuguese Restaurant

| 328 Corner Main & Van Zyl Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 76 792 8189
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawns” (61 reviews)
“steak” (69 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| 328 Corner Main & Van Zyl Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With many restaurant choices in Clarens I was glad to stumble upon this one. Gosto in Portuguese means, ‘taste’ and ‘I like’ (eu gosto) and the food was great tasting and I liked! They did however (mistakenly?) use some Italian names on the menu for...More

Thank Bretty111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on our honeymoon. The restaurant is decorated in a modern style and while there are a lot of tables in there, the restaurant does not feel cramped. They had a musician on an electric violin, I believe his...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter friendly and decor great. Half a chicken was abit raw on the inside and a bottle of " chilli sauce " thrown over defiantly not the Portuguese way. Shared the platter for two which consisted of chorizo, Trinchado, livers and calamari. The Trinchado sauce...More

Thank Natercia V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner on our recent trip. Food was amazing & staff were friendly as well. Restaurant had clean toilets as well. Hubby & friend opted for the grilled prawns which were huge & well worth the price. The other friend went for the...More

Thank Shamanee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. Amazing atmosphere. Brilliant live entertainment. I could not have planned it myself. A really great birthday celebration with my wife. We cannot wait to be back!

Thank aknipe
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Went there for a dinner and the food was delicious, the staff were friendly and they all wore a smile on their face. If we needed help, someone was there immediately to assist and they did so with pleasure.

Thank DylanM1854
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We just ‘rocked-up’ and we were lucky to get a table as they were very busy. This establishment was ‘rocking’! The staff were exceptional and the meal for us was the best ‘Kingklip’ we have ever had in 23 years of visiting South Africa, and...More

Thank BongoBickford
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is one of the better restaurants in Clarens. There are a lot of cafes but Gosto's is a full restaurant. The food is great and there is a good selection of wines to compliment the food. Staff are friendly and helpful and on some...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Food was great with a good selection to choose from on the menu. Service was good and the live music contributed to a lovely ambience. Strongly recommended.

Thank michelleconradie123
Reviewed August 7, 2018

My wife and I had lunch end July 2018 (low season). This was the third time in 3 years. It went from excellent to super: my sole was the best I had in years anywhere; my wife had the chicken kebab and loved it. The...More

Thank GeorgesStanford
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December 24, 2017|
Response from Christinus | Reviewed this property |
I’m Chris Mulder from Amsterdam Not the restaurant
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January 17, 2017|
Response from Catz T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I had a peri peri chicken and it was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 328 Corner Main & Van Zyl Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 76 792 8189
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