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“Excellent food -- but don't pay with dollars!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $200
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary, International, European, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Green Turtle pub/restaurant is directly ON the beach and operated by Joelle and Francois, a French husband and wife team. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, bringing European flair to beach-side eating. Kitchen close 8:00pm every evening Bar close 9:00pm every evening
Liverpool, England
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Excellent food -- but don't pay with dollars!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

The food here is delicious, as all other reviewers note. However, this is the one place in tourist Mozambique that you should avoid settling your bill with US currency. We paid one evening with dollars and didn't even think of asking the rate of exchange, as, up to then, everywhere we had visited calculated bills based on the bank rate. On the second evening on which we ate here, however, we did ask about the level of exchange, only to discover that it was 5 Meticais less per dollar than usual elsewhere. On an average meal for four (two courses each plus drinks) this would mean a loss for the customer of around 20 bucks.
The Mozambican waitresses are very sweet and friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Pleasanton, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Mozi sea food with a French flare and right on the beach in a resort area. You want to be driving a 4X4 but it's very nice.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Gary M
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Wells, Somerset
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Barra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just spend 10 days in Barra. Loved the Green Turtle, best beach front location, great staff, good quality food, beautifully presented and reasonably priced. HIGH RECOMMENDED!!! Definitely will go back and would love to stay at the lodges surrounding the restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank suntanned2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing LM Chicken!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Views are awesome and the Chicken and Prawns are incredible.. Not badly priced either. Owners speak French, English and Portuguese

Visited December 2012
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Thank DarrynWright
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, good service, good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a great restaurant. Although not on the cheapest side the food is well prepared, good portions and well presented. The restaurant is comfy and has allot of character. A must visit in the Barra area.

Visited December 2012
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