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“Oh. My. God.”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #27 of 1,289 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 June 28, 2014

Restaurant Parreirinha continues to serve fantastic, fresh and authentic food at a very reasonable price.

I was first taken here in 1995 and have revisited on every visit to South Africa since - one of South Africa's hidden gems and a must visit.

Do not be put off by the location. Cars parked outside on the street are very well guarded (even after dark) and when you walk inside it is like Dr Who's Tardis - just with better catering.

I can't recommend anything in particular on the menu as it is all fantstatic, but, make sure you enter the address into your Satnav before departing home. The location that the Satnav will take you to if you plug in the restaurant name is 2-3 miles away.

On 2 separate visits over the last month, I've had the Prawn cakes and Squid as starters and Prawn Curry and King Prwans as mains... also tried some kingklip from the diner on the next table... Everything excellent.

They are not open on Sundays, and best to book in advance as the restaurant can get very busy.

This is a family business ably run by the whole family under mama's guidance in the kitchen. Homecooked, excellent food always at its best.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

If youre looking for authentic Portuguese food in Joburg then head on down to Parreirinha Restaurant in Rosettenville Joburg.

Now this is not a gay friendly promoted restaurant, but we went in a big group of homo's and were well received.

The atmosphere is exactly what you would expect of a Portuguese restaurant; warm, friendly, good vibes and good food.

Try the chicken or prawn curry dishes, to die for. Wine list is pretty awesome too

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant does not have a great location but the food is really of the best I've had. I had the prawn curry and will definitely recommend it to anyone. apparently the prawn are also supposed to be great, but they were sold out when I visited there. Slightly expensive, but totally worth it.
Planning to visit there again next week.

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great atmosphere and superb steak!

Only disappointment was the soup, I ordered the soup of the day, which was supposedly vegetable, but it was actually pasta (and I'm no pasta fan), but I'll certainly be back!

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have visited Parreirinha over many many years. The experience is just special and takes one back to the an authentic Portuguese lunch experience.

This is great value for money .

We enjoyed the platter starter followed by peri peri flatly. Be warned about the " stuff in the little bottle"

I will be back.

Thank EONJoburg
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