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Canimambo Restaurant

Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 13 767 1868
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“prawns” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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African, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Canimambo's never fails to deliver. How awesome to come back 4 months later and you are welcomed back and invited in by the head waiter by name!!! I love uncomplicated and homely places! This is my little "reboot" spot when on tour through SA with...More

Thank Larni V
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Canimambo Larni!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very delicious especially the Trinchado. We truly liked the atmosphere. I specifically asked that the plates must be warmed in we received our food in cold plates.

Thank Kobus v
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Canimambo Kobus!

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Coming from Gp (gauteng province) you assume that there's always a restaurant open after 8 pm. Well we got the shock of our lives when we were looking for one, we ended up asking at graskop hotel and the guy at front desk referred us...More

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Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018
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Canimambo Thabo!

Reviewed 9 May 2018

We were on our way to Pretoria from Kruger and decides to stop for lunch in Graskop. Although this restaurant was “only” fourth in tripadvisor, we decided for it because we like Portugeese cuisine. And we were not disapponted. Food and home made peri peri...More

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Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Canimambo! We alway accept constructive criticism. And you are always welcome back.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

The foo and the customer service was really goo. We really enjoy the Portugues Caldo Verde, simply exquisite and the rest of the food was great. Great chef and nice customer service. Fast Service and clean!!!

Thank h0telreinavict0ria
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018
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Canimambo Columbia!

Reviewed 2 May 2018

A Unique place to eat dinner. It has an outside fire boma experience where you can sit and watch the flames before or after or during your meal, sipping on your favorite drink. Plus live music on Sat nights.

Thank Victor S
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018
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Canimambo Victor!

Reviewed 29 April 2018

good experience, very vibey atmosphere... the best restaurant in Graskop, serving Portuguese Food. Awesome prawns today, with chicken and trinchado. the food was good, service was on point and the overall experience good.

Thank Malcom N
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018
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Canimambo Malcom!

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Canimambo on the long weekend end of April. I stay in Lydenburg and decided to the Blyde River canyon and stop off at Canimambo after a long drive. What a disappointment it was. Again they did not have any of the seafood dishes...More

Thank Ricardo R
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Having read all your reviews posted on this site it appears that you take pleasure in making nasty comments. Please have the courage of your convictions and bring your concerns to management whilst visiting an establishment and not after the fact. We apologise for not...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We had the vegetarian burger and one of the chicken menus. The food was plenty, freshly cooked and delicious. Our waitress Thuso was lovely and looked after us very well.

Thank ellahelmig
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018
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Canimambo Ella! Well done Thuso

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Although we had not a good experience with a large group some months ago we though we would give it a try once more and it was a mistake. The chips served with the trinchado were awful. Either cooked a long time ago or very...More

Thank Afriod
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Typical comment from a South African who has been to Mocambique a few times and is now more Portuguese than a Portuguese person. My daughter you refer to is half Prtuguese that makes her a 100% more Portuguese than you. Trinchado did not originate in...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Graskop
  • Phone Number: +27 13 767 1868
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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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