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Review of Tofo Tofo

Tofo Tofo
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Tofo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is a local restaurant in Tofo Mozambique. Tofo is a small village near Imhambane specially well known for its excellent diving. You have some dive centers listed in Tofo on Tripadvisor: Peri Peri Divers, Diversity Scuba and tofo divers
Scarborough, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“ok ok”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Slightly shabby and not very chic with sticky table cloths. Not suitable for a vegetarian but my husband raved about his seafood pasta with its generous portions of fish.

  • Visited July 2013
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California
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, but crappy service.”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

When I came to Tofo to do some diving this month, everyone told me that they best place to eat in town was Tofo Tofo. I went two times and while the food was decent the first time and stellar the second, the service was seriously lacking. I am not the type of traveller to expect Western standards of service the world around, however waiting more than an hour for your food to arrive, getting impatient sighs from the waiter whenever you had a question about the food, and having to ask three times for your bill and STILL not getting it stretched the limits of even my tolerance levels.

That being said, the food was pretty damn tasty. The first night I had prawns in lemon butter sauce with mashed potatoes and both the quantity and quality of the food was above average. Not anything to get too excited about, but good. The second time I decided to try the fish soup and a local dish called matapa, which turned out to be a kind of pureed sauce made from greens and cream (so far as I could tell) and full to bursting with fresh seafood. Both of these were fantastic and went quite a ways towards making up for the service, or rather lack thereof.

So go to Tofo Tofo and order the fish soup and the matapa, but don't go starving or with any expectation of service with a smile because you will be waiting a long time for both your food and any indication that they are happy to have you there.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING FOOD!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

When you're in Tofo Beach, be sure to check out Tofo Tofo and order some local fresh cuisine. It's cheap and very very tasty. We had fresh seafood which was delicious. Wash it down with a couple of 2M but not to many as the police station is right next door. :)

Visited June 2013
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Thank Sa11yMc
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Mechelen, Belgium
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fantastic food at very good prices !!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

the food was very good and the surrounding typical Africa !
We loved it so much that we went over 5 times during our stay!

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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181 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Service kind of meh, okay food”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Really popular place and extensive menu, but service was seriously lacking. I had a veggie pasta, which was yummy enough, but the lackluster service kind of ruined it for me.

Visited June 2013
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Thank wandersmuch
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