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Sao Goncalo's

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2 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 71 851 0390
08:00 - 20:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The waiter was very apologetic as most of the menu items were not available. The calamari was tasteless and tasted boiled. The chicken livers were cooked with bisto - a homemade version would have tasted better. The chips were undercooked. None of the 7 people in our group enjoyed their food. The only good product was the fresh Portuguese bun.... More 

Thank Michelle W
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a waste of a holiday night! First the Longships address is incorrect so we drove around the previous night looking for it. We then past where it has moved to the next day and decided to go there that night. Secondly, we get there and there are four people in the whole restuarant. The waiter informs us that only... More 

Thank Tamsyn S
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We often support the restaurant as its conveniently situated, open for all three meals, has a variety of meals and really good value. Staff are great, worth a visit.

Thank jillymcdonald
Table View, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went with friends place empty food not good was not appetizing at all very mushy not tasty either service below par

Thank ricli2014
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liquor license was pending, meaning no beer or wine. Peri-peri sauce was out of stock and the sauce provided was runny, tasteless pink sauce. Cajun calamari pretty much tasted like someone took some calamari tossed it into a pan with some olive oil and chucked Robertson's Cajun spice all over it calling it "Cajun". Service was good.

Thank Geo V
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meals excellent. Uniquely tasty and the service super. The view over the bay is better than anything in main street.

Thank Greg G
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors at Sao Goncalo's as the meals have always been excellent - a good variety prepared by a good chef. The restaurant unfortunately moved to new premises recently with less ambience and which are slightly run-down. Hope they'll make it.

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food and welcoming friendly staff highly recommend. I am vegetarian but this wasn't a problem they made me a lovely veg platter with s choice of rice or potato wedges.

Thank chmcm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Nelson the head waiter really looked after us tremendously last night and the food wasn't half bad either.

Thank Joeymcca
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was quiet and does not have a liquor licence. But that was ok. Our waiter was Nelson. A lovely man, knowledgeable about the menu and gave good recommendations. I had the line fish which was Gurnard. Very fresh and beautifully cooked. One of my sons had a steak, which he also said was good. At the end of... More 

Thank Jane O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 71 851 0390
Portuguese cooking us inspired by the natural bounty of land and sea, resulting in fine soups and main courses. While the demands of the famous Portuguese sweet tooth ensures a wide range of tempting cakes, puddings and pastries. Come and experience a touch of Portuguese.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?