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Dino's

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Bar, Italian, Pub
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Tofo road | Praia Do Toto, Tofo, Mozambique
+258 84 346 6227
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I been there, more than 1 hour to get a grilled chicken and fries (the restaurant was almost empty), and when it came it was weird on the inside, seemed to be in the freezer for ages, end up not sleeping that night, food intoxication. They take forever to bring the bill. I had to cancel a boat trip that... More 

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Thank Lizbeth N
Dinos Beach Bar R, Manager at Dino's, responded to this review

Good afternoon. I apologise for your experience. I will follow up with the staff as that is most unusual, our chickens are a favourite on the menu. If a problem exists in the kitchen I will attend to it immediately. Management More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Not your tipical beach bar. A hip vibe pub/restaurant good food and lots to drink. Owners also very helpful with activities and advice. Really had a good time!

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1 Thank 814hannesl
Dinos Beach Bar R, Manager at Dino's, responded to this review

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dinos was the first placed we tried in Tofo, and just what we needed - overlooking the beach, fast and friendly service and really nice sea food and (small) pizza. Prices were lower than in downtown tofo. We just walked there. It´s also an open air bar with music in the background.

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1 Thank berejstDK
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review
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Thank you. Glad you enjoyed Dinos More 

Mossel Bay
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great view over beach; rustic and beachy; kid play area needs a total renovation. Place is up for sale and I guess owners don't want to spend money on it.4 X pizzas ordered.arrived 2.5 hours later. We were just about to leave. Food was tasty and waiter was good and also friendly. It just took way too long to arrive.... More 

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Thank FionaAyerst
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review

Hi Fiona. Sorry for any delays in pizzas. Dinos is for sale because my husband died and with two young children I am struggling to take well care of them and a business that is open 16 hrs a day. I recently was ill and monies went for hospital bills which came unfortunately for Dinos a first priority. Hope to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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620 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Despite having a really nice layout and external appearance, and beach frontage that is the envy of others, Dino's leaves a lot to be desired. I know and expect service isn't swift in some places, but this was properly slow. The food was only alright, and there was a sense of a place that had a scene once upon a... More 

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Thank barrera
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review

Sad to hear you did not enjoy Dinos. As one of the first establishments in Tofo it has gone through many ups snd downs along with Mozambique. I always hope my staff treat our clients well when I am not there and apologise if they did not fo so. Hope to see you again for a more pleasant memorable experience. More 

Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Dino's is one of the best laces in Tofo for good food, good vibes and drink. The only negative is that they charged extra to use your credit card for payment. I thought that was outlawed in Visa's merchant policy as it discourages customers from using the credit card facility. As the nearest ATM is some distance away this is... More 

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Thank DurbanSkyye
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying Dinos. We do not normally charge for cc I will investigate. There is usually only added service for large tables. Hope to see you again. More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Not much more to say; slowest service when there was practically no one else there, and when food arrived, I wondered if they really had a chef.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Fantastic rustic structure on the sand. Good atmosphere at lunch but food not up to scratch. Go for drinks not meals.

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We came here for dinner on a Tuesday night when the place was more or less empty but they were still blaring very loud music with strobe lighting on. The food was bland and not cheap.

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Thank Fiona S
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review

Hi Fiona. Sorry for your experience though I do not have strobes and all food is prepared without additives and only fresh products am sad to hear you did not enjoy your meal. Hope you will give us another try next time you visit our area. More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Dino's started in the 90's in a little hut on the beach near the Tofo centre. With time it has developed hugely and is now a reference in Tofo. It has a beautiful setting, smiling staff, ice cold beer and the right food for a party, or just a quick pizza at the beach. Ambience is totally relaxed and the... More 

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Thank Nicolandia
Dinos Beach Bar R, Owner at Dino's, responded to this review

Thanks Nicolandia. Glad you had a memorable time at Dinos More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Italian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tofo road | Praia Do Toto, Tofo, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Inhambane Province  >  Tofo
  • Phone Number: +258 84 346 6227

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