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The Green Turtle

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Praia Da Barra | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
+258 82 026 0580
08:00 - 20:00
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Maputo, Mozambique
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155 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant. The restaurant is located with an amazing view of Praia da Barra. The restaurant's popularity means that its full at all times and I highly recommend making a reservation because chances are you will be waiting a long time. The manager was kind enough to create a space for... More 

Thank Darice S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Green Turtle was a culinary delight! The meals sourced local ingredients and everything we had was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. From the toasted coconut chips served on arrival and the cutlery concealed in pretty handmade fish-shaped 'gloves' to the cocktails and wine-list which were fault-less. The menu is determined by the catch of the day and prepared to... More 

Thank Mimikem
Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

To unexpectedly find this beautiful place at the end of a beach track in Mozambique was a gift. The ambiance lovely, having drinks with your feet in the white sand, then then the food itself was some of the best I've had in Africa. Really, this is the whole package for me- a great gem off the beaten path, with... More 

Thank Travel A
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Amazing to find this level of cooking in this area. Food was delicious, waiting staff were excellent, and service was at a European pace - 3 courses in 60 minutes without feeling rushed. Location is fabulous. Price is twice or three times as expensive as elsewhere, but food lives up to that.

Thank W0lf68
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The food is awesome, that fact is undeniable. The only downside is the owners who are short and abrupt. I dared asked a question about the menu and got told to just order. The venue is spectacular and worth the attitude but considering you could walk 20m next door to Neptunes have a tasty meal at a fraction of the... More 

Thank youngmusttravel
St. Ruprecht an der Raab, Austria
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A guy from Vilanculos told us about the restaurant and said that it is worth the trip from Tofo to get really, really good food. My family and me really enjoyed our meal and also the beach is just phantastic. The price was very reasonable for my liking. Everybody was very friendly to us and we are still talking about... More 

Thank theman714
Geneva, Switzerland
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good service and the food was amazing! A lovely moment during our stay in Barra to the sounds of the ocean!

1 Thank yyGE1200
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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289 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

You can't fault the food, location, or service but the couple who run the place who I assume are the owners were French and very grumpy and not very pleasant Hence we ate at Neptunes Beach Bar for all but one of the meals in our 12 day stay. Unfortunately unpleasant people don't do it for me even if the... More 

Thank Eric J
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We are still dreaming of the wonderfully inventive fresh seafood we were served at this small restaurant located right on Barra Beach. Fresh clams, a fresh crab salad , Barracuda were all outstanding and our 12 year old is still raving about his octopus. Menu is written on a blackboard and changes daily according to availability of fresh produce. We... More 

Thank 755inkaf
Grabouw, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Wow an amasing dining experience at The Green Turtle , Inhambane, top class food and such a fab place of have our last meal in this Paradise...

Thank HanlieGreen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$200
French, Seafood, Contemporary, International, European, Fusion
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Da Barra | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Inhambane Province
  • Phone Number: +258 82 026 0580
The Green Turtle pub/restaurant is directly ON the beach and operated by Joelle and Francois, a French husband and wife team. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, bringing European flair to beach-side eating. Kitchen close 8:00pm every evening Bar close 9:00pm every evening

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