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Cafe Portugalia

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Game City Shopping Center, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 390 7607
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The ambiance and setting is great.Pricing on the food items are priced well.Food and service par excellance.

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Thank Nickmahomed
Gaborone, Botswana
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Clean, good situated Portuguese restaurant with a good menu and service. Nice place to meet and chat inside or outside

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Thank Barend B
Gaborone, Botswana
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Once our favourite restaurant, it is a shadow of its previous self. We had a most disappointing prawn and avocado salad. There were no avocados, the prawns were like rubber and the salad was wilted. It has been deserted by its regulars, like ourselves, probably for similar reasons. It appears that the chef and most of the waiters have left.

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Thank stephen c
Gaborone, Botswana
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306 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Our Family has been visiting Portugalia now for a number of yrs and have never been disappointed ,The food is excellent , Our preference is The Prego Rolls and Baby Chicken , The food is always freshly prepared and so tasty . certainly one of the best in Gabs . Thanks Christina for making it so special for us .... More 

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Thank botfam
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I've chosen this spot for meeting a friend or friends on two separate occasions and I've never been disappointed. There is a visible grill in which items are prepared which I think makes eating more enjoyable. Service was good and attentive. Menu selection is not to overwhelming. Always satisfied with portions and taste.

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Thank JadaLCofield
Gaborone, Botswana
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Cafe Portugalia consistently serves delicious portugese food. The service is excellent and they reserve our table as soon as they see us walk past. However the problem in many restaurants in Gaborone is that the quality varies, and this gives rise to disappointments. This is not a problem at Portugalia - the salads especially, are fresh and excellently served. My... More 

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Thank stephen c
Gaborone, Botswana
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306 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Over the years we have frequented Portugalia and have always had a good time there . The style and decor is excellent.The friendliness and good serve always stands out , our all time favorites are the Prego Rolls and Baby Peri Peri Chicken .The home made Garlic and Chillie is a big hit with us ,not for the faint hearted... More 

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Thank botfam
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very good restaurant! Perfect for seafood and meat. Pretty nice decor for a mall on the ground floor. Service is awesome. Highly recommended!

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Thank isab10027
Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Yeah, "Prego" is Italian for "You're welcome" but apparently in Portuguese it means "delicious sandwich". Ok, that might not be what it actually means but at Cafe Portugalia a prego really is a delicious steak or chicken sandwich with egg and bacon that's also pretty affordable for a quick lunch. Fries are nothing special though. For a mall place it's... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a family restaurant with a large tempting menu. The chicken is popular with a group, along with Portuguese favourites no one should go home disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Game City Shopping Center, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 390 7607

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?