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Cesco's Portuguese Restaurant and Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Strijdom Park, 1 Tungsten Road, Randburg 2169, South Africa
+27 11 792 7495
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Good honest, value for money food in a family run pub / restaurant. Before moving areas, Cesco's was our 'default' Fiday evening venue.

Thank Will M
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food friendly staff ,large variation of food, reasonably priced. great service ,will definitely be back

Thank Lepisdore
Clarens, South Africa
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Properly one of the most famous restauarnts in the Randburg area and a landmark. When we stayed in Johannesburg this was a local for us and have been away for a few years now, decided to go back on a recent trip back to Johannesburg and left very disappointed, We were immediately recognized by the owners and welcomed back as... More 

Thank Ray M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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257 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday's all you can eat espetada is amazing. Juicy rump, delicious smoked pork neck, great "milho". Friendly staff and honest price!

Thank edubimonte
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The pub / restaurant that I have visited most this year. The owners and waiters are like family and the food very good

Thank Wim_traveler
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I love my rump steaks and am very critical when it comes to the tenderness and texture! A colleague of mine invited me to Cesco's and I'm please to say that the steak I had, Rump chasseur with camenbert cheese topping, was to die for! While the setting is typically Portuguese, rough and ready, the vibe of the establishment is... More 

Thank Robert L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a restaurant where you can get very good, wholesome Portuguese food without the frills , this is the place to go . We went there on a Thursday where at lunchtime they have a buffet where you can get eat as much as you like and they are not shy in dishing up food for... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Randburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was date night for my fiance and I, we're getting married next Saturday, and Lions were playing WP at Ellispark at 7. I called and made a booking and specifically asked for a table with a good view of a TV. This they provided perfectly. Welcome, Service and food was excellent, we shared a prawn skewer, then had fillet... More 

Thank HermanusR
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The food has always been good at this establishment. It's a place where you will be surprised with the quality of the food. The service is not bad at all and I have to say I've never been disappointed.

Thank joeliff
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270 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was here the second time and my impression did not change. With a bit more decoration and interior design this place might actually be nice... The atmosphere is pretty basic, but the service is quick and friendly and the food is good. Portions are big, and prices fully acceptable. I had the lamb shank which was very tender and... More 

Thank KasperSolingen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Portuguese, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strijdom Park, 1 Tungsten Road, Randburg 2169, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Randburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 792 7495

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