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York Rd, Muizenberg, South Africa
+27 21 788 6860
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice” (7 reviews)
“prawns” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Portuguese
££ - £££
York Rd, Muizenberg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited Carla's with three of my young adult kids. You must call and make a reservation and it's cash only. It's a small business with enough seating for maybe 30 people. It's just Carla and one worker. Carla takes your order and brings your...More

Thank Kathe G
Reviewed 22 April 2017

On arrival, my colleague and I were asked "8 or 12?) referring to the number of prawns we wanted. I found Carla rather brusk and was surprised to discover suspect a kitchen area that was equipped with the absolute basics of equipment and only one...More

Thank Ritchi R
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Basic but very charming place. Menu is as mentioned very small but as they are famous for the prawns there is absolutely no reason to offer more variety. If a restaurant has one specific speciality you either go for that or you don't go at...More

Thank Ivarotski
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Oh my word, the prawns that we had at Carla's last night were monstrous. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how big they were...so if you are an old Carla's fan like me, head South because this batch is amazing. For those who...More

Thank Audrey H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At R185 for 8 prawns...I would have expected a bit more than, well...8 prawns on a plate....average size prawns at that...and, as advertised "Carla's Portuguese Prawns"....maybe they didnt have Portuguese spices that day..but as far as we could tell, they were 8 average sized, not...More

Thank travellingnomad11
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very small unpretentious restaurant, well advised to pre-book. We were recommended to try this place from friends who are regular visitors. We were not disappointed. The prawns were huge and the best we have ever tasted. If you like prawns you will love this place....More

Thank sunseeker7177
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant after phoning for a restaurant. The owner brashly reminded me to bring cash as they did not accept credit cards, and followed this by the price of the prawn dish. Were it not for a referral, my choice would have been...More

Thank Umesh B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

small restaurant..must book though...as they can be closed some evenings too...menu is very small on chalkboard..the prawns are the highlight ...very nice and reasonably priced ..

Thank Ismail K
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Carla's is small and intimate; with only 8 tables Carla herself attends to all the guests. This little restaurant is down a Muizenberg side road and is unpretentious. Carla has a few other dishes on offer but she recommends the prawns which come only one...More

Thank HorizonsNoordhoek
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Dont be put off by the location. Carla makes you feel very welcome and the Mozambique Prawns are fantastic, 8 or 12 at a sitting. A limited menu but both the dishes and drinks are very reasonably priced. Great value.

Thank JFC275
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: York Rd, Muizenberg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Muizenberg
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 6860
Owner Chef Run Mozambican Seafood Restuarant specializing in Prawns Nacionale. Little restuarantpopular with locals, but tourists love it! Hidden away serendipity. Great decor and intimate
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