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“Great to see local dishes on the new menu”

Restaurante Costa Do Sol
Ranked #29 of 181 Restaurants in Maputo
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to see a few local mozambican dishes on the menu, this was long overdue in Maputo. The local dishes especially were very well prepared and tasted very authentic. I was a tad bit disappointed with the prawns though they are not as good as they were before the refurbishment; they were a little bland -I did enjoy the calamari however.

I liked how they've redone the place - it still has the same feel as before but with a bit more polish.
It is a bit on the pricey side - but the food is enjoyable.
The service was good and our waiter was ok if a little inattentive at times perhaps because we arrived with the lunchtime crowd. He spoke good English which is always a relief for me :-)
Overall I would recommend it as a great eatery to spend a lazy afternoon in.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Recently reopened after being closed for renovations for a year, I was keen to try the new Costa do Sol restaurant. The refurbishment inside is really good, and they got it just right, keeping the old features, and lining the walls with old prints of colonial Lorenco Marques (though the prints had not been framed properly).Outside on the veranda, (where everyone likes to sit) it is very clinical. The service was a great disappointment though, with a waitress who didn't speak English, and who had to be asked to bring everything, instead of her asking us what we wanted. There was no visible management at all on both my visits. The prices are very high for the portions sizes, the combos are 650Mt for 6 very small prawns and a tiny piece of fish. And the chocolate mousse, which was very nice, was 235Mt, and the one I had on my last visit was half the size of the one I had eaten the week before. The one redeeming factor was the wine list. Although the wines were the same old, some new ones were on the list, at refreshing prices.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had local friends who were glad this place had reopened so they decided to take me there.
It has a long history in Maputo and is always busy. We wanted seafood but unfortunately they only have a Sunday buffet at noon time. We decided to give it a try.
It is what you would get at a hotel buffet on a Sunday. Nothing really bad but nothing really great either.
View of the ocean is ok but you do look out over a parking lot where it has many vendors.
I want to go back and try the regular menu sometime though.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I have been here many times over the years. Has been in business for over 50 years. The seafood is always good but other dishes (steaks, chicken, local dishes) available on the extensive menu. Can sit inside but I like the veranda. I like to watch all the people enjoying themselves on the beach and also the locals selling their wares in the car park opposite. It has recently been closed for renovations but has reopened while the work is being completed outside and upstairs. Glad the doors are open once again.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018
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