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“Quirky, but avoidable”
Review of Papa's Real Food

Papa's Real Food
Ranked #66 of 686 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Quirky, but avoidable”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We were attracted by the quirky yard. I went there with a friend for a Sunday brunch. I was served stale bread and some kind of seafood stew with uncooked frozen bit. My friend's drink came in a dirty glass. We sat outside under the trees and had a great time watching the chickens running around. we didn't stick around for long since the service was awful and the wailing musician killed the atmosphere for us. An overall yuck experience, and it's no excuse that the place had just opened its doors for business that morning.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love it!!!!”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Very secluded when you're sitting outside, quiet, a very nice, romantic setting. Very good food, good value for money. The service isn't the greatest, but for the rest of the package I'm getting, I can deal with that.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Anita G
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Centurion, South Africa
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Papas for a Sunday afternoon lunch is the place to be. Live music, great food, excellent atmosphere, just an overall good experience.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Alex L
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Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

Very special place: outdood under shades, deco is very 'arty'; surrounded by shops; good food but the service is a bit slow sometimes; nice place to shop: lovely as it's for once not a shopping mall!!

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Louis Trichardt
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1 review
“Sweet place to catch up with friends”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Loved the fireplace and the Steak. Very friendly staff, great cosy old world charm. Delicious food. Good company, great conversations.

Visited June 2012
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Thank ChrisvanHeerden
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