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Papa Boa

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106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
+27 11 918 4686
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and the most delicious, mouth-watering steak and prawn espetada I've ever eaten. Highly recommended.

Thank Lindsay W
Boksburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a slow lunch. Because we were not in a rush it was alright. My hubby had a Portuguese steak that he enjoyed. I had grilled sole with vegetables. Not fantastic. The couples who came in after us got their food long before us. From what I saw they also had a meat dish. We were presented with a bill... More 

Thank jenniferj24
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table to celebrate my daughters matric results, and asked them to arrange a bottle of champagne on the table. No champagne was delivered through the evening, and we were placed near the kiddies area, which was so noisy and annoying when you are trying to celebrate without screaming kids next to you.Why bother booking... The restaurant was... More 

Thank Toni P
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal! Very good value for money. Nice by portions to satisfy hungry kids and husband! Very good waiter.

Thank JanineP123
Chengdu, China
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Having dined here before, this restaurant is on a sliding scale and sadly has reached 2, the food and staff are not consistent.Firstly it's a Portuguese restaurant which plays rap music not tasteful at all. I may On having lunch here yesterday , the food was a disaster , clearly the Chef shows no interest at all, the salad was... More 

Thank african_events
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Portuguese cuisine. Good food at reasonable prices. Service and attention to detail enhanced the experience.

Thank Nicodup001
Kempton Park, South Africa
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have over the past few months eaten there regularly. Always a good experience. Good service and excellent food.

Thank 560pieterv
Springs, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good food priced well, service is always good and the staff always friendly and ready to serve you. Great for family and friends.

Thank 104ursulac
Benoni, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Since my last visit they certainly have gone down unfortunately. Stopped off for some take-away and the only positive things I can say is the comfort is good and the staff friendly (but untrained and unmanaged). The summarised experience - waited over an hour, chips and rolls where forgotten, chicken were plain - ordered mild and a lemon and herb,... More 

Thank Whctree
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

All in all a good restaurant. Nice layout, good staff, average prices, the food just needs a little more magic. Portions are good, they just lack that special touch, that secret ingredient that would make a good restaurant great. Warm up the rolls, diversify the vegetables, choose a better meat and cheese supplier...

Thank N7492XHgregs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Benoni
  • Phone Number: +27 11 918 4686
We trust you will enjoy your meal with the same satisfaction as the age old Cristovao's Crew did all those years ago when first setting foot on the shores of Africa - Come celebrate in a true Portuguese Way!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?