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Canimambo Restaurant

Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 13 767 1868
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (29 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“prego roll” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had peri peri chicken livers and Prego's. The food and service was absolutely superb. Highly recommended

Thank mike c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice Portugees food (try the piri piri) and friendly atmosphere. Ephy is the best host ever! Highly recommanded

Thank neurtje
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our dinner was scrumptious. The experience was enhanced by our friendly waitress Thuso who had the most gorgeous smile. Loved the open fire in the courtyard.

Thank annarosabaker
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Canimambo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We luckily ended in Canimambo on our honeymoon and loved it! Phumziie was our waitress and she was wonderful, great service! The wine was delicious (Pinotage, Van Loveren, South Africa), the food as well and we had a very original dessert beverage called "Don Pedro",...More

Thank TwoMonkeysFullAgenda
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Felicidades!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening thanks to our lovely waitress joanah! Great food and very nice atmosphere :)

Thank Maayan B
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Canimambo!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Canimambo Restaurant was the highlight of our visit to Graskop, South Africa. The unique food choices on their menu made it hard to choose. The fish was really tasty, but we liked all the meals we ate there. The best part of Canimambo's charm is...More

Thank AnnaLiisaNobleton
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Canimambo! Yes Thuso will be rewarded.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service from our lovely waitress Thuso.... The atmosphere is great.. and the food is good.. would like to see a little Low Carb High Fat adaption to some menu entries.. optionals for us that cannot have so much carbs. I did love it and...More

Thank Theo B
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Canimambo Theo!

Reviewed 1 week ago

not a bad restaurant for a meal - prices are average and food was nice. the restaurant was quite busy and so we were seated in a separate room (through inter-leading door ) which sort of then lost the charm of the restaurantMore

1  Thank TONIPIETERSE
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Just to clarify your statement, you were not seated in a separate room but in our cocktail lounge, which has its own charm, as the restaurant area was full.The cuisine is served from the same kitchen. My advise is to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our one night in Graskop. We stayed at Daans place and this restaurant was recommended to us by them. It was a simple 5 minute walk to get here and the staff were welcoming when we arrived. The food was very...More

Thank Mikeyb_and_michelleH
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Canimambo - many thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three days diner in this restaurant, and it was very good. There was many choice in food and drinks, and it all tasted very good. Every day there was outside a campfire and inside there was a burning fireplace. Special thanks to our...More

Thank nicole750
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Canimambo!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Graskop
  • Phone Number: +27 13 767 1868
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Description
Being a sea-faring nation the Portuguese were intrepid explorers and among the first Europeans to visit the Cape of Good Hope in the 1500s. In the Colonial era that followed they left their mark in various places on the African continent – Angola, Moçambique and South Africa. From the indigenous people they learnt the usefulness of chilies (piri-piri), which they combined with more traditionally Portuguese ingredients such as olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Where European Portuguese food is delicately flavoured, Portuguese– Southern African cuisine is fearlessly fiery. Canimambo is a family run restaurant, where you can meet Carla, the Mozambican/Portuguese owner, husband Lance, sons Sean and Wesley, daughters Courtney and Nicole and son-in-law Nando. We pride ourselves in authentic cuisine, friendly service and a cozy atmosphere. Look out for the following when visiting us:The breadbasket: Portuguese rolls are an absolute treat and a meal within a meal. Figados de galinha á piri-piri (piri-piri chicken livers) is a local institution. Use the bread to mop up the lovely juices and you will understand why they never go out of fashion. Batata frita - hands down the South African Portuguese make the best potato chips in the country. Double fried with lots of salt and dollops of vinegar on demand, makes it comfort food in the extreme. Espetada de bife - The Portuguese espetada consists of cubes of perfectly aged rump steak, bay leaves and lemon dipped in course salt before landing on the grill. The natural bay leaf flavour permeates the meat and the salt seals those meaty juices in. Charred on the outside and succulent inside, it’s a steak meal with a difference. Galinha piri-piri (Piri-piri chicken) arguably the most popular dish in South Africa served hot, mild or with lemon butter sauce. Camarão grelhado na brasa (flame grilled prawns), sardinhas assadas na brasa (flame grilled sardines) and ervilhas com chourico e ovos escalfados (pea stew with chourico and poached eggs) are some of the other popular Portuguese dishes on the menu.
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