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Pemba Dolphin

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Portuguese
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on Wimbe Beach, Pemba, Mozambique
+258 27 220 937
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Pemba. We had high expectations of great seafood which were not met. Two of us ordered the grilled fish which is an actual whole fish with the head and tail on (unfilleted). The calamari was so tough and the prawns were edible but overdone. The service was extremely slow and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Good food and the owner does try and make the service top, but you must not be in a hurry. The wait is worth the time spent, the view is fantastic, and when the food arrives it is great

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Maputo, Mozambique
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had drinks and dinner with friends at Pemba Dolphin, it is a very pleasant place, good food and good service.

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Thank Carlos M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sea side, cold beer snacking on grilled shrimp and calamari. Very beautiful location right next to the common beach

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I used to go there regularly to have pizza, since I found this the less worst restaurant in Pemba where to eat a vegetarian pizza. Just avoid fruit juices: I once tried a papaya juice, which was done with a fresh and very tasty papaya, but the ice inside must have been from tap water, and the day after I... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Dinner is lovely here. Good food and good prices and by the water. This is not gourmet but good. Other times of the day, the space can be hot as for some reason the breeze doesn't flow through well and so we would go elsewhere during the day.

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Thank siddance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Indeed a great location just by the Beach! Had their signature steak in hot stone it was juicy, tender and flavorful though it took them an hour and 15 minutes to serve our food😞. Just make sure to put on your Mosquito repellant if you dine in during dinner.

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Thank Kathleen V
Leiden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice grills and dish of the day. The food preparation is consistently better than in other places in Pemba. Location/view is also very nice!

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Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good place for coffee, breakfast and lunch. The fish is very, very good. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

On a chill out after a long business trip, managed to break the travel in Pemba and went to dinner here, on a recommendation. The spot is brilliant, even in the evening when you do NT appreciate the beach and the views but you do get the waves gemtly breaking on the shore, giving the whole place that relaxing feel.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: on Wimbe Beach, Pemba, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Cabo Delgado Province  >  Pemba
  • Phone Number: +258 27 220 937

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