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Neo Cafe

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Sol Harris Crescent, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 332 2299
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neo Café being close to our home in Durban North is often a drop in for good Portuguese cuisine. The place bustles in the evening and the dining area although a bit crowed is a hive of activity. The Peri Peri Chicken is great with all the right flavours and the grilled prawns are a must. We love it and... More 

Thank russella985
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappoints. Peri peri chicken is a must together with squid heads as a starter. Casual relaxed atmosphere.

Thank markballadon
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the outlet in Durban North Chicken crispy but lovely and tender. The home made potato chips was crispy and very tasty. Great service and friendly staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The service was slow. The chicken was extremely dry, not at all the same quality as we experienced when Neo's was under previous ownership. Very disappointing!

Thank Andre D
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have had the pleasure of supporting Neo's through 2 different owners..and nothing has changed!!! It has been and will remain awesome..great Portuguese food and reasonable prices..its always full!!

Thank crunchie2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Well, they said the Peri Peri chicken was great, and they were right! The Chorizo starter sautéed was also great. The hospitality of the staff is also worth a mention. From the call to book, if it was needed Gillian was friendly and polite. Seems like a popular local secret for Mozambican Portuguese cuisine! Thanks

Thank QuentinDaff
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Go for the food nothing else, delicious prawns, delicious Chicken, delicious price, delicious service, funny location in run down Durban, but worth a visit for Prawns!

Thank OBumhlangaRocks
Pretoria, South Africa
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is an unassuming restaurant that delivers Mozambican style food that is unsurpassed. The peri peri chicken and seafood dishes are unbelievably good. Most nights you need to book, because it is a great favourite with locals. It has a casual, friendly atmosphere. My favourite restaurant in Durban.

Thank Greg W
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Yum diddley yummy. Chicken peri peri to die for. Real potato chips, not frozen fries. Real food from a real restaurant ,not a fast food joint. From restauranteurs who can cook. Super

Thank Juanitacoo
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Took all the swimmers from the swim team for a dinner. At first was worried about the environment but once inside we were welcomed by the staff of the restaurant.

Thank Grant T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sol Harris Crescent, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 2299

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