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“casual authentic cuisine and ambience”
Review of Carla's

Carla's
Ranked #6 of 30 Restaurants in Muizenberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Owner Chef Run Mozambican Seafood Restuarant specializing in Prawns Nacionale. Little restuarantpopular with locals, but tourists love it! Hidden away serendipity. Great decor and intimate
London
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“casual authentic cuisine and ambience”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

this restaurant is great if you like prawns as that was basically all there was on the menu. However, they were really tasty and cooked freshly to order. The restaurant is very low key but with a nice ambience to it. Carla is friendly and the service is quick. The location is in a side street of Muizenberg which in itself is a bit grotty but the restaurant is nicely presented and once inside is relaxing and very pleasant. good place for a low key prawn experience. Good thing is that you must take your own wine and they don't charge corkage.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Silkeborg, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

There is not that may places to have dinner in Muizenberg ( suburb to Cape Town half and ours drive from down town Cape Town).
But there is one place, that I would recommend, even though the menu is very simple ( almost too simple). Carla's Prawns are well known in Muizenberg. The day we arrived, they were a bit neutral tasting, not salty or spicy enough. The hostess was an interressting caracter. The place cozy and different. Its only open at night. The kitchen is partly from Mozambique and partly from Portugal. The prices are fair.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Jannie Constanz... A
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East London
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Genuine Lorenzo Marques atmosphere”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

A true representation of the original and unforgettable pre-independence sea-food venues of the Portuguese East Africa colony. Great personal service in a quiet and thoroughly relaxing atmosphere

Visited August 2012
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Thank Liz C
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“"Intimate and atmospheric, shades of Mozambique and the best prawns I've ever eaten!!"”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have been back again and again for the mouth watering prawns and delectable mussels swimming in lemon and coriander. The glamorous Carla is always welcoming and it is so easy to linger.......

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Prawnqueen_12
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“quaint ,simple and the best if you love prawns and mussels”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

A small portuguese restaurant in the heart of muizenberg that serves simple excellent food . Not the biggest menu choice however steak pawns and mussels should appeal to most

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank Sean d
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