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Cristal - CLOSED

De Julho 24, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 84 302 3560
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good53%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
3 Mar 2017
“what a crab!”
24 Feb 2017
“Very good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
De Julho 24, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Everything on the menu is delicious. I have been several times to this restaurant and tried a variety of dishes . All good but my favorites are the Bacalhau with olive oil and shrimps curry with the pineapple sauce. The bakery is also very nice,...More

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank Amal2014
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Cristal is the place where you will find a lot of Portuguese people. The flavors are purely Portuguese but it also has a few African dishes that are quite good too. I particularly like the: - Caranguejo; - Arroz de Garoupa; - Massada de Peixe;...More

Date of visit: May 2015
1  Thank Joao L
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Visited twice so far and food did not disappoint. Waiters were attentive and price was a little high for local standards but it's a higher end place any way.

Date of visit: December 2015
1  Thank marvinlee1973
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Many of my colegues recommended this place for the prawns.They were superb, and enough to fill up on. The restaurant is a little dated and could use a face lift. The staff was freindly and attentive, but what shone through the most was the quality...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Karsten_Dopke
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Outside there were 5 busy tables with only one employee, delaying service beyond patience. Inside we could see 5 employees for 4 tables, some watching TV with hands on their back... What about some serious staff management? It is a pity that we will not...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank 318pedroa
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a restaurant with good ambiance and good food. It seems to have a large Portuguese clientele in addition to all others. Most food items are Portuguese, but there are several local Mozambican foods as well. The menu is pretty comprehensive. We ordered cafriel...More

Date of visit: October 2015
2  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Excellent place for breakfast (watching the city awakens). The chicken for lunch is ok but i specially enjoyed the pastries available inside.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank antonio a
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I read in my travel guide book that Cristal is a must-do, but it is nothing special. I sat inside, the restaurant appears to be well-managed and service is good for Maputo. My starter dish was the claims, which were very well prepared, and served...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank 74gerhardj
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I had the grilled grouper (garoupa) here, served with vegetables and rice. The fish was fresh, it was grilled to perfection and absolutely delicious. Not a fancy restaurant, but the food is great, with friendly service. Would return.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Tommy087
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Food was average but not pocket friendly.Salad was good and drink i wanted fresh juice and guy brought normal packet juice. You can try if you really like portugese food.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank gauravm478
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Julho 24, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
  • Phone Number: +258 84 302 3560
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