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Restaurante Sao Joao

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Rua da Liga Africana 121 | Maculusso, Luanda, Angola
+244 923 586 173
09:00 - 00:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nothing to say. The location is not the best and is not that cozy. Maybe to pricy for the set up. Having said that the food is excellent, one of the best i have had in Luanda. Generous portions, perfect cooking, fresh fish and meat, polite and gentle service. A good experience overall that make you forget... More 

Thank Massimo B
Bath, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This was my second time to the Restaurante Sao Joao. The first time was outside under the many fans. Loved it. Had a great fish dinner, lovely cold beer and a nice time. This time, the proprietor took us inside in the air-conditioned restaurant. The cool was welcome. Had the grilled prawns and calamari starters. Excellent! Had the grilled octopus/polpo... More 

Thank David B
Luanda Province, Angola
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We booked and reserved for 17 and ended up with 24 for evening with friends and co-workers. The staff was very cordial and quickly added settings for the additions without any questions asked. For the entire evening the staff was quick to serve , deliver and be available for any needs. With such a large group, our expectations the food... More 

Thank Joball24
Luanda Province, Angola
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Walkable from our apartment, we went with a small group at 5pm to have a few cold draft beers and then dinner. Service was better that normal for Luanda but it is still an outside environment so be prepared to fight the flies. Beef was good And the fries were hot but the beans were cold. We would go again... More 

Thank Joball24
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Food is good, the restaurant is spacious and the service is good. However, they don't have that much when it comes to diversity of dishes.

Thank joaojcorreia
Luanda, Angola
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Despite having been there a few times advise you to visit this restaurant is a good restaurant, good food, hotimo room service. Worth visiting.

Thank Julia S
Luanda, Angola
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed. The service was great, food was great, and the restaurant was full! I had the grilled shrimp and my husband had some type of steak that came with rice, beans, french fries, and my favorite, grilled pineapple! We will be going back!

1 Thank Alysse H
Aveiro, Portugal
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I have nothing negative to say... Positives? A lot! Start with shrimps, very tasteful well done, I was drinking beer so it was perfect I could be here all afternoon just eating those shrimps. For main course a cod são João style, its grilled and served with potatos and a lot of olive oil. Big portion for two. As full... More 

Thank Ricardo O
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

The food was good and well cooked with a pretty large menu. It's outdoors so beware of mosquitos. We had the house wine and it was very good. My friends had grilled squid which looked excellent, I had a baccalhau dish which was delicious and too much to eat. Not expensive for a Luanda restaurant

Thank CHGordon
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20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

São João it's that use to be nice but suddently changed. I don't like the place, the food and the services.

1 Thank Yassimina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Liga Africana 121 | Maculusso, Luanda, Angola
  • Location: Africa  >  Angola  >  Luanda Province  >  Luanda
  • Phone Number: +244 923 586 173
Telephone 926 430 294

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