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“Traditional, delicious Portuguese restaurant which will draw you back again and again”

Restaurante Parreirinha
Ranked #26 of 1,185 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Run by the Da Cunha Family.
Durban, South Africa
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Traditional, delicious Portuguese restaurant which will draw you back again and again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Cold wet autumn Saturday in Jo'burg, where better to have a boozy lunch than Parteirinha?

Wonderful ambiance with a crackling fire reflecting off wine bottles lining the walls. Old chandeliers and colonial fans adding to the atmosphere. And what a pleasure to have appropriate Portuguese music in the the background.

The service was good, but unfortunately a little distracted by two large parties enjoying themselves.

The food was fantastic....so good you would think you were in Portugal. Piri piri chicken was superb - best in Joburg for sure. Two criticisms: the starter portions are way too big. One starter will comfortably serve three people. The chourico was not the best. I would have preferred half the quantity and double the quality.

All in all this was an excellent meal in an excellent setting. I will definitely return......

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Portuguese style restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

I was here a few days ago...the restaurant is very nice...the food is fresh and prices are affordable...the area is quite downmarket...parking is saf and patroled...take the highway from Northern Suburbs/Sandton...do not cross the city centre especially in the evening !

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank FabiusBari
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food is Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Food is very tasty. Very Portuguese. loved the large prawns and the sauces that accompanied the food. Food is a little pricy but food is more than adquate and you will take home a dogy bag

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Thank sharmaine d
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Johannesburg
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“amazing prawns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

It's a little hard to find, in a slightly unsightly area, but the restaurant is so quaint and the prawn cakes are excellent. Definitely worth the visit!

These are often regarded as the best prawns in jhb.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank zaamissbowtie
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good selection of food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

The food was very good. The chicken and calamari being the outstanding meals of the night. Service was a bit shaky but got better. Nice location.

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Thank Taniaoo
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