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Canimambo Restaurant

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Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 13 767 1868
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11:00 - 21:00
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Knysna, South Africa
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very authentic Mozambican food. Outstanding chicken livers Hats off to Wisdom and Russel, the chef Graskop is a quaint little village about 15 minutes from God's Windows viewpoint

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taking a group of my clients to the closeby Blyde River Canyon,God's Window and Lisbon Falls and we needed a place for lunch. We had made no booking and there were 10 of us so I was hoping that we didn't have to resort to KFC! Our driver took me to check this place out on our way... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our dinner here the food was excellent, the restaurant was very pleasant, staff very friendly, we felt very welcomed here with our two year old boy running around

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always end up back at Canimambo's when we are in Graskop. The food and service is always friendly and ohhh the food is delicious!!! This time around Ephraim was our waiter jumping to all our requests. Thank you....See you soon!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Graskop there is not a lot of choices for dinner. I can't rave about Canimambo but at the same time it's not bad. The service was good. We were helped to see table quickly and our drinks order was taken almost immediately. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was ok. Not much to say other than that... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there recently with my family. Amazing food!!! Loved the bread before our main course. PS listen to the waiter - don't eat those chilli's , they are burning hot

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Secunda, South Africa
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit this restaurant when we are in the area. The food is excellent and they normally have something musical happening on a Friday night. It might be a band or a drum circle but it is good fun. Visit this place and enjoy a good restaurant with deliscious food.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my husband and we ate the best chicken burguer! The place is very nice, our waiter Ephraim was very helpful and corteous. 100% recommended!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family restaurant with choices for vegetarians and meat-lovers. Good selection of cocktails and fun casual atmosphere. Would recommend as a solid choice when dining in Graskop.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly staff, they tried hard to understand our awful english. Different types of cuisin, with enfasis in portuguese plates.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
African, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Graskop
  • Phone Number: +27 13 767 1868
Description
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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