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Papa Boa

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106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
+27 11 918 4686
08:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Chengdu, China
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Having dined here before, this restaurant is on a sliding scale and sadly has reached 2, the food and staff are not consistent.Firstly it's a Portuguese restaurant which plays rap music not tasteful at all. I may On having lunch here yesterday , the food was a disaster , clearly the Chef shows no interest at all, the salad was... More 

Thank african_events
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Portuguese cuisine. Good food at reasonable prices. Service and attention to detail enhanced the experience.

Thank Nicodup001
Kempton Park, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have over the past few months eaten there regularly. Always a good experience. Good service and excellent food.

Thank 560pieterv
Springs, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good food priced well, service is always good and the staff always friendly and ready to serve you. Great for family and friends.

Thank 104ursulac
Benoni, South Africa
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Since my last visit they certainly have gone down unfortunately. Stopped off for some take-away and the only positive things I can say is the comfort is good and the staff friendly (but untrained and unmanaged). The summarised experience - waited over an hour, chips and rolls where forgotten, chicken were plain - ordered mild and a lemon and herb,... More 

Thank Whctree
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

All in all a good restaurant. Nice layout, good staff, average prices, the food just needs a little more magic. Portions are good, they just lack that special touch, that secret ingredient that would make a good restaurant great. Warm up the rolls, diversify the vegetables, choose a better meat and cheese supplier...

Thank N7492XHgregs
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food and vibe. Waiters and staff were friendly and its a lovely set up. Good for families.

Thank MegTheTraveller
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Attended training close by and got a voice for Pappa Boa. Invite my husband to join me, he is retired. I was on a diet and asked if I may bring my own food and they had no issue about it. Howz that for client service?! Neadless to say, hubby made up for what I didn't eat.

Thank Amanda H
Paris, France
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Daddy made us feel very welcome which was a good start of the evening. Hereafter nice wine and good food made the evening complete. We enjoyed the restaurant and atmosphere which is cosy and joyful.

Thank mrepriels
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The service was terrible .. We had to constantly ask for assistance as well as a menu.. The service spoilt the evening as we were all anxious from waiting .. Don't accommodate for so many tables if you can't deliver the goods .. The food was not nice at all .. Last time we will support this establishment !

Thank raymondr500

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Benoni
  • Phone Number: +27 11 918 4686
We trust you will enjoy your meal with the same satisfaction as the age old Cristovao's Crew did all those years ago when first setting foot on the shores of Africa - Come celebrate in a true Portuguese Way!

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