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16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 83 754 2768
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (89 reviews)
“prawns” (65 reviews)
“chicken” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time we visit PE we make a stop at Cubata. The best ribs and prawn in the Eastern Cape! And don't forget the Portuguese bread rolls you can dip in the delicious sauce left over from the prawn. My kids love it and the...More

Thank Elmarie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Portuguese food for a great price. Great atmosphere and a bring you own alcohol approach. Be sure to bring a big appetite as they give a ton of wonderful food.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an absence of some years we booked Cubata for a family reunion knowing it to serve the BEST prawns, ribs and chicken at affordable prices. Don't expect fine dining - this is simple and honest food with generous portions in a basic restaurant where...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my husbands birthday with dinner at the lorraine branch. It was our first time. We were told it is really good but wow it exceeded our expectations. The service was good. The food amazing and the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. Will definitly...More

Thank 328leeannn
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were introduced to Cubata by friends from the Eastern Cape. My wife and I just loved the place.. totally unpretentious, wonderful food, majorly generous portions served family style. We selected big plates of 3 entrees to share: Stuffed Prawns (each as big as a...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Cubata is right at the top of my list of favourite places ever. Everything from the warm casual atmosphere, the lovely owner who is so obviously in love with what he does, to the incredible tasting huge portions of food. We were a group of...More

Thank Mandy-Lee_Miller
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very casual dining as you can/have to bring your own beverages. Their ribs and chips are the best in PE. I don't eat seafood, but everyone who does loves their prawns as well.

Thank carmenbV5462JM
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Ribs and chips with Portuguese rolls. The best ribs I have tasted and the sauce is the secret to their success!

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A one of a kind experience! Great ribs, chicken and prawns, chips and toasted portugese rolls. Thats it! Served in large platters and eaten sommer with your hands. Loved every minute. This is what eating out should be like. Remember to bring your own wine.

Thank Fransie S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Having been to cubata near the stadium on many occasions while visiting PE we decided to try the new branch. There were 20 of us on a long table and the food was as normal out of this world. I do believe more establishments should...More

Thank Peter M
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Pam M
12 May 2017|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
No - cash only
Dinah G
18 December 2016|
Response from elmien2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Phone 0836726683
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 83 754 2768
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