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16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 83 754 2768
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (93 reviews)
“prawns” (71 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered 1 ribs, 1 chips, 12 prawns and a whole chicken as takeaways. R 740. The chicken was dry, over cooked and tasteless. The ribs were dry and tasteless. Prawns well cooked. Chips soggy. The standards here have dropped dramatically and we won’t be going...More

Thank soutie64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been searching for ribs to match that of Al Fresco’s in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam... Very pleasantly surprised to have finally found ribs that not only match, but surpass Al Fresco’s :). Amazing atmosphere with owner Jose taking great care to directly engage with...More

Thank Robbert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 7 years back in town a visit to the unique Cubata was a must. As always you can get here the best spare rips, prawns and Portuguese chicken. Butter bread and fries to complete your order. Must go with a bigger group to have...More

Thank DMB500
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in town and close to the stadium. Don't be put off by its location and decor. The place is packed with wooden tables and chairs and walls painted in a grotesque hospital green color with flags hanging from the ceiling. Don't let...More

Thank SueHsieh
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Just waiting for the main meal and tucking into chorizo and onion starter, delicious! All in for the main, ribs, chicken and prawns , make sure you get the bread as the prawn sauce must be mopped up! Served with proper chips as well. One...More

Thank Aces_h
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Once again we found ourselves at cubata and once again had a great time, party atmosphere and hands dripping with rib marinade and chicken fingers. What a pleasure, if you haven't had this experience you are the one loosing out. Classic food and be sure...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit PE we make a stop at Cubata. The best ribs and prawn in the Eastern Cape! And don't forget the Portuguese bread rolls you can dip in the delicious sauce left over from the prawn. My kids love it and the...More

Thank Elmarie G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great Portuguese food for a great price. Great atmosphere and a bring you own alcohol approach. Be sure to bring a big appetite as they give a ton of wonderful food.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 August 2017

After an absence of some years we booked Cubata for a family reunion knowing it to serve the BEST prawns, ribs and chicken at affordable prices. Don't expect fine dining - this is simple and honest food with generous portions in a basic restaurant where...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my husbands birthday with dinner at the lorraine branch. It was our first time. We were told it is really good but wow it exceeded our expectations. The service was good. The food amazing and the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. Will definitly...More

Thank 328leeannn
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Pam M
12 May 2017|
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Response from Robbert W | Reviewed this property |
I paid using Visa, no problem
Dinah G
18 December 2016|
Response from elmien2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Phone 0836726683
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 83 754 2768
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