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“Best in the World!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cubata

Cubata
Ranked #14 of 344 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best in the World!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

We go to Cubata at least 3 times a month! The Prawns and Ribs and Chips are the best in the world! We have travelled a lot and I can assure you their Prawns and Ribs are the best. Mozambique cannot even match that. Do NOT expect a fancy Restaurant. Its very basic and very noisy! ALWAYS full. This is a dining expierience that is one of a kind, and that is also part of the attraction! If you ever visit PE this place is a must! Get a few friends together and enjoy! It is finger licking good! And you will LICK YOUR FINGERS! Take your own wine ect.

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Port Elizabeth
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best prawns in South Africa!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

This restaurant has an extremely rustic setting (some might say downright cheap ;) ), and a simple menu with only a few choices. However, for years it was almost impossible to get a reservation in less than a few months. The prawns are simply the best I've ever had. They're flown in from Mozambique every day and are often still alive minutes before you get to eat them. The spareribs is also VERY good. Everything else for me is average.
The owner is a delightfully entertaining man and can often be found dishing out portuguese brandy in a small tot measure to any guest willing to try some.

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1 Thank JohanVanNiekerk
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Ladismith
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Finger licking good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

There is something to be said about a gathering of friends - plates of fabulous prawns, ribs, chicken and 'slap chips' to share, and all digging in! No knives or forks! Drives away any inhibitions as the evening seems to get louder and louder!! A real tonic - a must to visit.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Ladilady
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Legendary PE diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Always great food and atmosphere in the most basic environment imagionable

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1 Thank ASGHouse
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Portuguese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

The best Portuguese and sea food in downtown, fairly prized.Not the place to date your new girlfriend, nothing fancy.Nice place for a few beers and a Business lunch.

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1 Thank Frans L
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