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Shanna's Portuguese Restaurant

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Circular Drive, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
+27 41 367 4560
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little place, packed with lots of atmosphere and friendliness. Great food prepared to perfection. Between the seafood, poultry and fillet I honestly can't point out my favorite. For sure a place I will visit again

Thank LouisBerg
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Shanna's is our 'home from home' restaurant and always a pleasure to visit. Food is consistently excellent, good quality ingredients, well prepared and very tasty. Favourite is always the prawns, or the steak and prawn combo. Delicious! Warm and friendly hosts and efficient, friendly waitrons make the entire experience all the better.

Thank Rose R
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Jorge and Xana are a great team and have stuck to the same formula and menu since their early days in Central. Their chicken and prawn combos are a must and the Portuguese steak is as tender and flavoursome as you could wish for. With all the dishes being cooked by Xana personally, you can be assured of an authentic... More 

Thank Mike B
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I try to get to Shanna's at least once a month! Their prawns and lobster tails are to die for! The espatadas are the way to go if you want quality steak skewers and great taste!

Thank Stephen U
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with the family after reading so many good reviews on T.A. and we were not dissapointed. Amazingly prawns and seafood. Prompt and excellent service. The waiter recommended some lovely wine which was affordable. The place was quite busy as it is a popular spot. Make a booking for be on the safe side. Highly recommend.

Thank stanmar567
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable supper here while on an overnight stop on a family holiday trip. The atmosphere is casual, but the service still professional, the food well prepared and the portions generous. It has the feel of a well run family business that is popular with the locals. All our meals were good; the kilo of prawns were... More 

Thank Rveeaytch
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is super popular, so you have to make sure to always book. The food is tasty and the vibe is good.

Thank luv4food2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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187 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had dinner on a Thursday night and were glad we had taken the advice to book ahead as the restaurant was full. We received prompt and friendly service throughout the meal with the manager/owner coming to check several times that all was to our taste. We had a few starters which we shared and they were all very tasty... More 

Thank Karenvanh
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Decided to have dinner here thanks to the good reviews on TA. It turned out that the place is in a suburb quite far from the city. We took a taxi booked by our hotel and were given a card by the driver who told us to call him 20 minutes before we want to be picked up. Had a... More 

1 Thank TeWe
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We have been frequenting Shannas for a number of years now and have never had a bad meal. Great Portuguese food and atmosphere. If you dont book you won't get in.

1 Thank Leon F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Circular Drive, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 367 4560

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