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Restaurante Sao Joao

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Rua da Liga Africana 121 | Maculusso, Luanda, Angola
+244 923 586 173
09:00 - 00:00
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended to visit this place when I am in town and ordered Naco na pedra. It's beef cooked by yourself on a hot stone. The staff will replace the stone from time to time or upon request to ensure you have a great time cooking your meal to perfection.

1 Thank Adrian S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is my 3rd review of this Restaurant. Nothing changed about the second one I made a few years ago. Quality service, nice food and affordable for Luanda. A mix of Portuguese and Angolan cuisine. Tasty food made with love and passion as if they were cooking for the president. Excellent

Thank Kool2bbop
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nothing to say. The location is not the best and is not that cozy. Maybe to pricy for the set up. Having said that the food is excellent, one of the best i have had in Luanda. Generous portions, perfect cooking, fresh fish and meat, polite and gentle service. A good experience overall that make you forget... More 

1 Thank Massimo B
Bath, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This was my second time to the Restaurante Sao Joao. The first time was outside under the many fans. Loved it. Had a great fish dinner, lovely cold beer and a nice time. This time, the proprietor took us inside in the air-conditioned restaurant. The cool was welcome. Had the grilled prawns and calamari starters. Excellent! Had the grilled octopus/polpo... More 

1 Thank David B
Luanda Province, Angola
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We booked and reserved for 17 and ended up with 24 for evening with friends and co-workers. The staff was very cordial and quickly added settings for the additions without any questions asked. For the entire evening the staff was quick to serve , deliver and be available for any needs. With such a large group, our expectations the food... More 

1 Thank Joball24
Luanda Province, Angola
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Walkable from our apartment, we went with a small group at 5pm to have a few cold draft beers and then dinner. Service was better that normal for Luanda but it is still an outside environment so be prepared to fight the flies. Beef was good And the fries were hot but the beans were cold. We would go again... More 

Thank Joball24
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Food is good, the restaurant is spacious and the service is good. However, they don't have that much when it comes to diversity of dishes.

1 Thank joaojcorreia
Luanda, Angola
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Despite having been there a few times advise you to visit this restaurant is a good restaurant, good food, hotimo room service. Worth visiting.

Thank Julia S
Luanda, Angola
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed. The service was great, food was great, and the restaurant was full! I had the grilled shrimp and my husband had some type of steak that came with rice, beans, french fries, and my favorite, grilled pineapple! We will be going back!

1 Thank Alysse H
Aveiro, Portugal
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I have nothing negative to say... Positives? A lot! Start with shrimps, very tasteful well done, I was drinking beer so it was perfect I could be here all afternoon just eating those shrimps. For main course a cod são João style, its grilled and served with potatos and a lot of olive oil. Big portion for two. As full... More 

Thank Ricardo O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Liga Africana 121 | Maculusso, Luanda, Angola
  • Location: Africa  >  Angola  >  Luanda Province  >  Luanda
  • Phone Number: +244 923 586 173
Telephone 926 430 294

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?