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“Fantastic Food & Great Value”

Julio's Continental
Ranked #51 of 678 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have been visiting Julios regularly for the last 5 years or so.
Driving past this place you may think it looks like a bit of a dive and give it a miss. The decor is certainly not high class. However the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Since Goodness took over the operation we have tried just about everything on the menu and I can honestly say that we have not had a bad meal here ever.
At busy periods (most of the time) service can be a little slow - relax and stock up on the drinks in advance. Also desserts are bought in and not made in house so don't expect anything special in this area.
Highly recommended are the platter meals which include a range of fish, prawns & chicken to suit the size of your party. The sole is also absolutely fantastic.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Julio's in Helen Joseph Road Glenwood has become a culinary institution in Durban. This is a no mess, no fuss, family restaurant. We have been going there for the better part of a decade, and Goodness (the owner) ensures the smooth running of the kitchen as well as the front of house. Complimentary breads are offered on arrival. Specialities include - chourizo, calamari tubes, paella, chicken, espetada and prawns. We don't look at the menu anymore! Prices - 0.5kg prawns R95, a kilo is R180, the prawn rissoles are R29 for two. Starters are from around R30. The peri-peri prawns and chicken combination is divine!
They are licensed to sell alcohol.
Comfort food at its best.

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2  Thank Vanessa N
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Amazing combos that really are as good as they come!

2  Thank StreetSceneTours
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Wonderful food, and I've enjoyed it many times. However, I tried to take my parents there on their visit t Durban, and we were practically kicked out on account of other bookings, NONE of which had showed up at all.

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Reviewed February 26, 2011

I travel to Durban fairly often to visit family and dining out on prawns is one of the highlights of any trip. For this, Julio's is the ideal place. Situated in a pleasant suburb, close to the town centre, it's a relaxed place with a separate bar and and an outside terrace for those tropical Durban evenings. Service is friendly and efficient and the prawns are just delicious! Nothing fancy, just cooked to perfection and best enjoyed in a spicy peri peri sauce with chips or rice on the side. Don't be put off if you're not a seafood fan, there's plenty of variety on the menu and the bustling, happy atmosphere on a weekday evening provided testimony to the enjoyment of other diners .
I'd highly recommend this place for an evening out with friends and will be back the next time I'm in town.

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4  Thank Chotitraveller
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