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“The new owners are trying hard and have improved.”
Review of Costa do Sol - CLOSED

Costa do Sol
Cuisines: African, Portuguese
Restaurant details
Centurion, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The new owners are trying hard and have improved.”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

I grew up in Nelspruit, and we used to go to Costa do Sol often back then. It has changed owners since then, the current owners are the third. Apparently at least one of the original chefs are still there. The food they were best known for was the Portuguese food, and they still have my old favourites on the menu. One of which is the chicken liver starter, which tastes as delicious as ever! Not drowned in creamy sauce, just pan-fried perfectly and served with their accompanying sauces, one of which is a lovely tasty peri-peri. Another good starter is the"mixed starter" which is the same style of chicken livers as well as little bits of beef and I think it was giblets. Their beef carpaccio is also good. Main course favourites are the "Togetherness" (half a chicken and 6 Queen prawns, and the Portuguese steak. These never fail to satisfy me, I actually never order anything else.
The interior is really nothing fancy, with no view or outside area. Nothing to write home about but not distasteful.
The service was actually okay. Considering there was only one waiter serving about five tables and answering the door too. They lock the door and arriving guests have to knock with the big brass door knock to gain access. So service was interrupted by him having to go and answer the door every now and then.
We enjoyed our evening very much, and so can you if your expectations are not too high and you are patient with the service.

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1 Thank Ingrid E
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Durban
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Awful service”
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Service was practically non-existent. The food was not great either. Venue was quite empty: this should have warned us.

Visited February 2012
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Thank kuzak
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Mpumalanga
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food and meetings!”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Great venue for meetings, business and discussions, but not a place I would go to for a romatic date...Good food!!

Visited September 2012
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Thank amalic
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“don't waste your time”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

once a top class restaurant, now under new mangagement and mostly closed than open. Friendly staff,but prices of food too high for what you get

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Nicolene P
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