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“Bad service”
Review of Cristal - CLOSED

Cristal
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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 come back. Ever.

Thank Pedro A
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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 chicken (a local dish) and fish fillet. Both dishes were good and prices were pretty reasonable. The bad part was waiting. This was a week night, but the place was full and we had a hard time getting the waiter's attention. So, that was not very good.

However, Cristal seems to be a favorite hangout for dinner in Maputo.

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2  Thank SunnyW358
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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.

Thank antonio a
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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 with a simple peri-peri sauce.

Main course was something strange. It was referred to as "acorda" a shrimp and bread stew. It was interesting, although I would not order this again.

The restaurant has a strange formality in atmosphere, not what I was looking for in Maputo! The prices were reasonable.

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Thank Gerhard J
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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.

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Thank Tommy087
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