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Ave 25 September | off Feira Popular, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
10:00 - 23:30
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Maputo, Mozambique
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I usually go to this restaurant because of its steak ,egg and chips plate.Its the best in town and the portion size...wow.

Thank Ollsen
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Was like being in a time warp from 7 years ago. Food still good, had the beef on hot rock for old times sake. But found service on a Wednesday night to be really slow even though restaurant was no where near full!

Thank ErikHLondon
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Great local and Portuguese food, fast service, big restaurant with a local flare. kind regards Victor

Thank R8409KSvictors
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I had the massive steak/egg/chips portion for dinner, is some way they managed to bring half a plate of cold chips and the other half semi hot, the eggs was cold as well. My friend had a pizza which had absolutely no flavor, it was like eating just a pizza base. They waiter was friendly.

Thank SchalkGreyling
Maputo, Mozambique
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

it is a great place to eat... the food is grate... it has a good selection of sea food and wines.... the only problem may be parking, it gets full because there are a lot of restaurants in the vicinity.

1 Thank nomad0111
Maputo, Mozambique
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

The first thing that struck me when i walked in was the seating arrangement and decor , reminded me of our mess hall in the army ...which brought back good memories so an extra point for that :-). The food is "quantity and not quality" inspired...the meals are huge and very affordable but it definitely not romantic or bears a... More 

1 Thank Joeinmoz
Maputo, Mozambique
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I visit 2 times this restaurant, the first time it was dinner time and I had a nice fillet. The second time I waited for a late lunch more than an hour to be served( was mora than half empty) and the octopus was full of sand...so I had to wait for more 20m for the shrimp, that was ok.... More 

1 Thank Esousas
Cape Town
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Our table tried out a range of menu items, and everyone seemed to enjoy what they got. The portions are generous and full of flavour. I love a good steak, and the garlic steak on the hot rock was a memorable experience.

Thank Capetoniantraveler
Ravenna, Italy
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I lived in Mozambique in the early 90's and one of my favourite restaurants was a barrack in the Feira popular, named "Mbango Fenix"; the Portuguese owner/cook and a couple of waiters were the personnel, but it was enough to serve a very good garoupa, grilled squids, or - sometimes - a tasteful portuguese feijoada..... Ten years later I was... More 

Thank Maurizio2Ra
Randburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The fact that only one table was occupied should have warned me. I asked for Lacosta which surprisingly enough, they had. Ordered a full Peri-Peri Chicken, and chips, which I got. However, something was smelling funny when I pulled the drumstick out of the its socket. That is the first I do, smell the bone of the chicken to make... More 

Thank Martin U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 25 September | off Feira Popular, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
Portuguese and Mozambican food - old school, cheap and delicious.

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