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“A rough diamond”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #24 of 1,208 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.
Johannesburg
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A rough diamond”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

In considering my overall rating I wanted to give it a "very good" rating, because of the rough edges, as stated by the previous reviewer. However, when I considered the individual ratings for service, food, value and atmosphere, I realised a "very good" rating would very unfair.

This place is not for refined dining, but has great atmosphere, very good service and excellent Portuguese food, no matter the size of the party.

Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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688 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Great place with great character!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

What a gem! Yes, rough on the edges, but such a treat. Good food, special atmosphere, excellent service.

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Thank Kardoesie
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Mississauga
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Come for the shrimp stay for the atmosphere”
Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

This is a stalwart in South Johannesburg. Excellent for business meetings etc. better for lunch than dinner though.

A great selection of local wines to extinguish the spicier options on the menu.

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Thank bansheeman
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san diego,California
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best Portuguese restaurant in South Africa”
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.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank jondavi
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Somerset West, South Africa
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good, fresh seafood in Jo'burg ... possible!”
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!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Heidi L
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