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Panela Africana Ibo Bed & Breakfast Restaurant

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Bairro Ritutu | Cabo Delgado, Cabo Delgado Province 3212, Mozambique
+258 82 535 3113
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Where to start? unfortunately there is not a possibility to rate this place with 6* what does a B&B, a restaurant, a locality is not just it individuality, it is the aggregation of all this factors, and Panela Africa definitely managed to incorporate itself in the fantastic Ibo Island (it is a typical remodeled house) with wonderful rooms and fantastic... More 

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Johannesburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Liked the atmosphere and the friendly service. The food was well prepared and tasty. I found the menu very limited though and you need to order in advance during the day for dinner the same night so they know what to buy which took the spontaneity away.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had a great dinner prepared by Stephane. The chicken prepared with local spices was excellent, as was the crab with Madagascan vanilla and coconut. Stephane is also able to organise multi-day dhow trips (however we were unable to take advantage of this due to high winds during our stay). In terms of accommodation, I would recommend staying at Baobibo... More 

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Nampula, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stephane is a French Chef, and a talented one. Stephane is passionate about cooking and he managed to create a unique cuisine that mixes African ingredients with French knowledge. Everything was good, the starters, the main dishes and the desert. There is always the perfect sauce and side dishes that blow your papillae, and also, the service and presentation of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Stephane runs a great little hotel, but the piece de resistance is his restaurant and his great cooking - it is very rare that you adventure into such a remote location and find cuisine that you would expect from a fashionable city restaurant. Stephane is also a former dive instructor who can give you advice on where to dive in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Panela Africana is a little jewel of a restaurant. When we finally arrived after fumbling our way through the dusty Ibo streets, our jaws literally dropped when we saw Stephan, the chef, dressed in an immaculate white uniform as if he had just been transported to Ibo from some hip Parisian restaurant. The seating is all in the open air... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

What can I say? Stefan is simply a genius. My friend and I ate the on the 1st of May (workers' day and a national holiday in Mozambique) and Stefan was working alone without his wife or any of the staff. We let him know in the afternoon we'd be passing by for dinner and he was apologetic that his... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Bairro Ritutu | Cabo Delgado, Cabo Delgado Province 3212, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Cabo Delgado Province  >  Quirimbas Archipelago  >  Ibo
  • Phone Number: +258 82 535 3113

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?