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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

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Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant close to the Mall. We were 9 people, all of us were satisfied. And very good wi-fi connection, one of the best we experienced in Gaborone!

Thank BergenTraveler2008
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Caravela has the best selection of sea food dishes and a good variety of other dishes. Their dessert is highly recommended as well, while it might be better to opt for a tea as their coffee could be better. The atmosphere is one of the nicest in town, having regular life music events and always very professional and fast service.

Thank NadoryS
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food, and awesome service. I had an indian platter whereas my friend had pasta. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Sunyukta A
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was probably the best meal we had in Gaborone. You'll have to find a taxi to seek it out, it's back in a residential area. Worth the trip though. My question is: Why is there an authentic Portuguese restaurant in Botswana?

Thank cc j
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended: Very nice outside area, friendly staff and very good food including real Portugal feeling!

Thank Stroncium
Boksburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my fourth visit to the restaurant. The food is always good and I try something different every time I go. The staff are very attentive and the Owner, James is a great host. I will definitely be back to try something else. My only small criticism is their beer selection. The first three beers I asked for were... More 

Thank Jace1982
Monterrey, Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a dinner for a big group (45 people) and everything went amazing. Sue had constant communication with me and did everything to have a very smooth and enjoyable dinner. Foodwise I had the best pork chops I ever had in my life and I can say that the menu is very similar to the things you can find... More 

Thank patodrums
Gaborone, Botswana
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

a good outing to chill with friends on weekend, music and the food are spot on. is right in the center of town

Thank StayEasyInn
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

value for money, close proximately to all areas, secure parking & peaceful atmosphere. Kind & attentive owners in Sue & James, makes the whole experience of a night out enjoyable to couples & friends. Away from the hustle & bustle of multi diner houses where the noise level is just to great. Here you can enjoy a peaceful experience.

Thank Luis S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Food, ambiance and service are really good, I wouldn't hesitate to come back and recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues.

Thank Jacinta A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 391 4284
A unique dining experience in Gaborone, centrally located in the heart of the city in a quiet residential neighborhood. Caravela offers three distinct dining areas to choose from - a gorgeous outdoor garden to enjoy summertime lunch and quiet evening dinners, a bar dining area with a casual ambiance and warm fire in the winter months and an inside, air-conditioned dining area for those business meals or special occasions. Portuguese cuisine is served with seafood being the house specialty. The menu is varied with choices of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and vegetarian offerings. Main entree prices begin at P69. All food is prepared fresh on site and may be customized to your individual tastes and diet. Large groups can be accommodated with quick service for those needing to return to the office. Take away food may be ordered as well as platters for office meetings. Friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere.

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