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Sao Goncalo's

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Old Nick Village N2, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 6016
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our host Nelson was a breath of fresh air, so friendly and enthusiastic. Food was delicious and up there with some of the best in Plettenberg. We only wished we had more time to come back and try more of what's on offer. Highly recommend a visit to this little gem!

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Thank Annamaria L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unpretentious but the service and food was great. Fried calamari was superb as were the prawns, the steak espetada made to perfection.

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Thank Karen v
Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This fairly new little restaurant deserves every chance to be successful. The owner is friendly and tries very hard to give you the real Portuguese fare. The decor is rustic however outside you still have a view of the sea (although some distance). Parking is easy and they take bookings which helps at this time of the year. We also... More 

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Thank PretoriaRobbo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for cake and coffee a while back. Very nice vibe and menu written on the walls. Want 10% off your bill. Cal & book before you arrive!

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Thank MackyDs
Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The flow was filthy, with serviettes and sauces and food left lying there. The food was bland, the chips were stale.

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1 Thank Craig Y
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive never in my life waited so long to be served. All 4 tables around me waited 30min plus for just a menu. After we ordered, we sat another 45min... for the waiter to come ask, do you have menus yet. We got up and left. If you want to run a restaurant in a holiday location in peak season,... More 

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1 Thank Rickus Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location and views but let down by poor service. Waited for over an hour and a half for substandard food. Shocking service. Disinterested staff.

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1 Thank Neil W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived and was excited to see the venue being occupied with a old favourite. Had a nice table on the deck outside. Waiter was very confused and had to ask for things a few times. No bottled water was available. Ordered food and waited for about 45min to receive food even though the restaurant was not very busy. Food was... More 

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1 Thank Boyqie1
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out on a date night and decided to try this place out for some coffee and dessert. Big mistake! The overall experience was bad. The apple tart that we had was rock hard! We will never return to this place!

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1 Thank nadia405
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee badly made even after asking for re-make. 40min wait for breakfast & not busy. Breakfast made with poor quality of ingredients & ingredients out of stock (not told until was served). R70 for Cheese Tomato Onion Omelette. French toast R55 & basic & no Maple syrup despite menu description. Staff friendly but clueless. I remember the Old Nick's branch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Nick Village N2, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 6016
Description
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?