We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Potuguese Food in the South”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #38 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

This Pub / Restaurant with authentic great portuguese mama cooking... The food is great, the ambience is authentic and the catembas are just as good... Great Value for money as well.... The best trinchada on the south...

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Spiro Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (231)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

164 - 168 of 231 reviews

Reviewed June 25, 2013

In a town where its difficult to get a great dining experience; ambience, service and quality food in one; this place deserves its top ranking; from what I hear they have been around forever. If you like a pub like atmosphere and nothing fancy; this place has one of the best vibes in Joburg for eating a good meal. The general Portuguese fare cooked with butter and lots of hot sauces is not going to have your heart doctor singing but hey this is when you want to break your diet. And the location will probably scare most people; it took me years to finally visit this place and my garmin was smoking by the time I found it. The neighbourhood looks like the perfect set for a Quintin Terentino shoot out. Take a crowd and do a late Friday afternoon lunch and you won't regret it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank G R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 22, 2013

So I was heading to jhb for business....

Thought I would meet up with the Lord of Lava, Kane 'The Volkano' Mavrodaris and head to the infamous Parreirinha :D

We arrived to an intimate little building which was packed with people looking for great food at a very reasonable price.

Our chicken livers were flavourful, the prawn rissoles were just the right spice.. I had the 8 x queen prawns which could only be described as plump and juicy.

So worth the visit. Very pleased to have made the pilgrimage to such a legendary spot :)

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank MikeBlue42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Made the great trek to the deep-South (seriously out of our comfort zone) and felt like we had stepped by in time. This is a place completely untouched by influences of the North. This a great value-for-money, go-when-you-are-hungry kind of place. The portions are enormous and I recommend you share. We had the prawn cakes (lots of garlic but very yummy), the oysters (enormous), the mussels (parreirinha sauce a bit boring, add chilli), the beef espetada (not little cubes but whole steaks, can feed a family), the prawns (crispy on the ouside and succulent on the inside), the Italian kisses and the sorbet (unbelievably delicious). All in all, a great night with great friends.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank PurchaseCircus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

An absolute institution in Johannesburg, the place is known for their chicken, seafood platters and just about everything. Head to the bar section if you prefer snacking on some of the best starter portions, catemba, shooters and you can still smoke in that section. Try the prawn cakes and make sure you get a bottle of piri piri sauce to take home. The star dishes would be chicken piri piri , beef casserole with a mushroom sauce and the calamari!
Highly recommended!!!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank SanjayNaidoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Parreirinha also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Bedfordview, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Restaurante Parreirinha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing