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“Perilicious!”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #23 of 1,231 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 November 10, 2012

Been there twice now and loved it both times. Is not in a salubrious part of town, but there's a car guard when you get there. Anyway, it's worth it. We had prawn cakes- bit like a Spanish croquetas and chicken livers for starters. Very substantial. Mains we had prawns and peri peri chicken. They come with rice and chips, double carb combo yum. Chips were crisp on the outside and fluffy inside. Portuguese salad lovely and fresh and crunchy. Desert we had the barilas de nata, which are the same as pastilas de nata. All delicious. Staff are really nice. Seemed filled with families, friends and couples having a great time. Perfect antidote to Sandton.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We finally made a drive down to Parreirinha which was well over due and boy was it over due. The food was simply incredible. Best seafood I have had in a very long time. A restaurant favourite - which I highly recommend - is the prawn cakes. We also had the seafood platter which was full of delicious shell fish, mussels, calamari and kingklip. I love the idea of eating in one of the old police stations holding cell. The venue is not in the best part of town but once you are there, the relaxed atmosphere with incredible food will satisfy you wholly.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

my quest for the best portuguese restaurant stills continues albeit Parreirinha are good. ambience and service is good.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Without doubt the best prawns in South Africa. The ambieance is typicaly Portuguese - Highly recommended.

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Thank Britton L
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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.

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