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“Best Portuguese restaurant in South Africa”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #24 of 1,303 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Brilliant seafood and Peri Peri Chicken. The restaurant is housed in an old police station and remains an institution for those in the know.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Parreirinha is a family-run Portuguese restuarant that specialises in fresh, delicious seafood. I have been several times, and the service and food quality is always the best. The seafood platters are a must - so you can taste all the amazing seafood on offer. Always perfecly cooked, always fresh, always delicious! It is very much a family restaurant and is great for romantic dinners (small cozy corner tables) to large business or family gatherings. Definitely the best prawns in Johannesburg. Worth the visit!

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This quaint restaurant built on the site of an old jail in downtown Johannesburg has the greatest ambience and the Best prawns in Johannesburg. If you are not a prawn eater do not despair as the rest of the menu is divine as well and save rooom for the puddings. A note of warning on how you dress however. DO NOT WEAR A TIE. the ceiling of the restaurant is decorated with thousands of ties that have been confiscated from those patrons who have dared to arrive so overdressed. This restaurant fills up really quickly so a reservation would be best. It's wonderful for large family gatherings as well as for just two. Enjoy

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Fabulous Portuguese home cooking, great service and hot food delivered to all the people on your table at once! Love all the ties hanging from the ceiling, the Caldo verde, the langoustines and prawn rissoles. Goes to prove that running a good restaurant needs the hands-on passion of everyone in the family. The passion is obvious in the atmosphere, presentation and taste. Well worth the long drive every time.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

good selection at reasonable prices, the smoking section is the nicer part of the restaurant but the smoking spoils it a bit

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