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“Best trinchados in town”

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Geno's Porta Portuguesa
Ranked #381 of 1,212 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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“Best trinchados in town”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Geno's is an excellent , value for money restaurant. Their food is all traditional Portuguese and consistently tasty. We've been going there for more than 20 years and they have been great all the that time.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Best Portuguese food in Jhb!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you want consistent, good Portuguese fare, you cannot beat Geno's in Primrose. It may be a mission to get there, but is so worth the effort. The service is friendly, laid-back and very casual, and most of the time you will probably get by without a reservation. They have loads of outdoor seating, so on a hot summer day, its great to sit outdoors. Even on a warm evening, sitting out on the patio is pleasant. Also kid-friendly, with an outdoor play area, so for those of you not that keen on having the kids around - rest assured they usually disappear to their dedicated play area.
On to the most important part - the food. Undoubtedly the best chicken, calamari and trinchado I have ever had. Its tender, succulent and the sauces cannot be beaten. Lots of Mozambique staff around, so real Portuguese influence at play here.
I am not a prawn fan, but I have been led to believe the prawns are equally as good as the rest of the food.
Another plus - they often have specials, so its great to order one of each dish and eat communally. But beware - its all so good, you often end up over-eating.
I cannot comment on the desserts because I am do not have a sweet tooth,
Good, if limited selection of wines, including Portuguese wines.
And not only is the food first class, but the prices are really favourable. So if you want good Portuguese food - this is the place to go.

  • Visited December 2012
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