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Canimambo Restaurant

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Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 13 767 1868
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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246 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jan 7 lunch: This seemed to be the best place for lunch in Graskop and we really liked the food here. The ambience is quite nice with wooden interiors. The food is a bit on the spicier side but as Indians we liked it. For veggies, have the Veg Bean stew. Do have the desserts - the choco mousse was... More 

Thank Maulin_Parekh
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food, amazing atmosphere, top notch service and great cocktails. Ephraim and staff couldn't have been more welcoming. extremely clean.

Thank Kate H
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was ok, but the food was inedible. I ordered a chicken burger - I couldn't stomach more than 2 bites. The chicken was very dry and tepid, and the cheese was cold. Maybe other items on their menu are a redeeming factor, but I personally wasn't impressed.

Thank Ntombi N
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Graskop on a wet and misty night after a 5 hour drive,this place was just what we needed. A warm welcome and great food, so good we went back the following night. Our friendly waiter Polelo was so attentive and even asked the chef for the pesto recipe for me. The food is scrumptious and very good... More 

Thank Jules W
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The canimambo is the best restaurant in Graskop and I was already 5 times here. Waiter and the owner were really nice! The food unbelievable delicious!!! If you like to eat really hot, try their peri-peri sauce! We went here for both of our Graskop dinners, it is just the best place to be! The value for the price -->... More 

Thank BMG1986
Hove, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, spicy Portuguese food with a very wide range of dishes on the menu. We had a prego roll and curry during a lunch stop on a very long drive, this set us up for the remainder of our journey!

Thank Ddraig_fawr
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, especially the prawns. The service is great and waiters are very friendly. It is recommended to book before hand because it is one of the few restaurants in the area.

Thank Daniella_DM
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a delicious Prego roll on a homemade bun with awesome peri peri sauce. Service was exceptional from a very friendly waiter and the restaurant had a fire burning on the cold, misty afternoon when I visited. Wine served by the glass is average, but everything else was fantastic - especially the restaurant's signature pesto sauce. This is the... More 

Thank SimonDingle
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this review
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I ordered a vegetable soup and a vegetable curry (the only two veggie options on the menu) The soup was just water and salt with absolutely no flavour or substance. I had one mouthful and sent it back. The second round came and it was also so salty I could barely eat it- but I was so hungry and there... More 

Thank birdonawire2006
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this review

What are you talking about. we don't serve either vegetable curry or fish kebabs at our restaurant - never have. Where you even there? More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ask for waiter Ephraim - food was divine.. atmosphere is very relaxed and rustic - but definitely welcoming

Thank Melissa P
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this review

Canimambo. very nice review More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
African, European, Portuguese
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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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