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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

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Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had dinner here. The food was great and it didnt even take long to arrive. Their Portuguese chicken is done really well and so it their Caravela steak. Service was welcoming and helpful. we sat outside in the lighted courtyard which was just special. Worthwhile experience.

1 Thank potlakol
Windhoek, Namibia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Other reviews led me to this awesome place and people were spot on. Service was friendly and the food presented nicely, Of course it tasted excellent as well. The neighbour hood might not look like much but this hidden place is a real gem and deserves No1 spot in Gaborone.

1 Thank Annette S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We showed up without a reservation and were still seated quickly. (Reservations are recommended though.) We got the steak and the kingklip and both were excellent. The manager came by to say hello and the wait staff was accurate and attentive. We'd return!

Thank hearttravel9
Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very good meal on a Friday night would advise to only have chicken or a steak because we are quite far from the coast for sea food.

Thank readdylan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The service of the waiters was better than a lot of other restaurants around, but unfortunately it does not make up for the tasteless rubbery overpriced seafood.

Thank Zee86
Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good food for a corporate events with plenty to choose from, location well set for a cool summer outing

1 Thank marotse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place and food. Good is great and service is superb. Will recommend to anyone. Environment is serene

1 Thank nkwakwasem
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've been wanting to go to Caravela for a while now but never managed to do so until this September. The menu is not that huge but there is plenty to choose from. I am a meat lover so I decided to go for the steak and I was very happy with what I got. My steak was delicious, well... More 

1 Thank JBlaze2
Palapye, Botswana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the place to go, great food, wonderful service and amazing location. We visit this restaurant a few weeks ago with our friends and everybody enjoyed the time over there. This is the best place in town.

Thank Torsten R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

All okay. Food was good. Setting was ok. Quiet clean. Colourful lights. Food was good, not visually / artistically refined, but I was not expecting that.

1 Thank Tjeerd T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 391 4284
A unique dining experience in Gaborone, centrally located in the heart of the city in a quiet residential neighborhood. Caravela offers three distinct dining areas to choose from - a gorgeous outdoor garden to enjoy summertime lunch and quiet evening dinners, a bar dining area with a casual ambiance and warm fire in the winter months and an inside, air-conditioned dining area for those business meals or special occasions. Portuguese cuisine is served with seafood being the house specialty. The menu is varied with choices of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and vegetarian offerings. Main entree prices begin at P69. All food is prepared fresh on site and may be customized to your individual tastes and diet. Large groups can be accommodated with quick service for those needing to return to the office. Take away food may be ordered as well as platters for office meetings. Friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere.

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