You need to go to a family run establishment that’s been in business for years. When a restaurant is owner run, you just get service that is better than normal. There’s a pride that these owners take in their food, especially when they’re (in this case) Portuguese themselves.
If you’ve visited my Restaurant Directory, you would have seen that I’ve put Parreirinha (fondly known as Para) on the list. I haven’t had a chance to visit since I started this blog, but I’ve been many times before and loved it.
Situated in Rosettenville, the area is not the greatest- it’s dark and isolated, except for the street Para is on- you’ll struggle to get parking here!
The chicken and prawns are sooo good- spicy and fresh. The portion sizes are massive and the prices are reasonable. You’ll need to book- everytime I’ve visited it’s been fully booked.
The next spot I want to tell you about is Adega Do Monge in Kensington. I went last week and absolutely loved the prawns: full of flavour and so fresh- you’d think we’re in a coastal town.
The restaurant is a converted house on a residential street. It’s really old fashioned, but has a rustic charm to it that you just won’t get in the North. Again, the prawns were super yummy.. you know they’re fresh when they come off the shell in an instant.
I didn’t have my Nikon SLR with me (I’m not sure how I blogged without it before) so I had to take pics on my cybershot 🙁
Mmm- wish I could get me some of that for lunch today!
Visit www.adegadomonge.co.za for more deets.
Keen to hear your thoughts on your favourite Portuguese spots? And do let me know if you try either of these!
In other news, I’m off to Zambia tomorrow to visit the Victoria Falls. We’re staying at Royal Chundu which looks unbelievably amazing. Visit Jozilicious next week to hear all about it 🙂