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Canimambo Restaurant

Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 13 767 1868
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“prawns” (29 reviews)
“prego roll” (10 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
African, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the motel and we were not disappointed. I had a giant skewer that was really good.

Thank taarhaug
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Canimambo, the espetada is one of our specialities!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A popular restaurant in Grasskop that grossly overcharged for a very minimal and poor wine list. Good is good but again pricey for what you get. Service was variable ranging from over friendly through good to not really knowing the job. Won't be back.More

Thank iangc23
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your review is unfair as you do not appear to have kept abreast of rising delivery and produce costs. Nor do you seem to have any knowledge of competitive restaurants prices in the area. Our wine list and, cocktail and liquor menus are extensive. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good dinner at the terrace. Service was adequate. Had a nice kale soup to start with, followed by a fairly good chicken stew.

Thank Luuk v
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Canimambo Luik!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have had in Africa, excellent. The chicken with rice is the best... Prices are great also.

Thank Rod H
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Canimambo Rod!

Reviewed 3 February 2018

Our party of five ate supper at Canimambo's and we were treated to a delectable array of fine food. No complaints by anyone, all enjoyed the food and the vibe. A good choice while staying in Graskop!

Thank Robert L
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Canimambo Robert!

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a pub on one side and a restaurant on the other. Both areas have outside seating overlooking a big fire pit. Food is good with a reasonably extensive menu. Focus is on Portuguese and Mozambique cuisine

Thank ToTrebor
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Where great friends come together to enjoy the amazing hospitality of the owners! Only awesome meals are served here!

Thank GerdaKotzePretorius
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018
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Canimambo Gerda!

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Trinchado and awesome livers. Overall a great experience. If you enjoy Portuguese food this is for you

Thank Anthony710129
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Canimambo! That’s the way to enjoy Portuguese food Anthony

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Having dined here twice (2010 and 2011) and having heard from friends dining here a year ago, we had to take our group of 10 friends here too, and it was again a good experience. Good food and and we had a very fine time...More

Thank Per D
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Canimambo, we will increase our stock holdings of Shiraz for your next visit.

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant! We were here for lunch and the food was delicious! Also the Chef and waitress were outstanding with their service! The restaurant was clean. A very pleasant experience!

Thank rmudia2
Lance G, Owner at Canimambo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Canimambo for your review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Louis Trichardt Avenue, Graskop 1270, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Graskop
  • Phone Number: +27 13 767 1868
  • E-mail
Being a sea-faring nation the Portuguese were intrepid explorers and among the first Europeans to visit the Cape of Good Hope in the 1500s. In the Colonial era that followed they left their mark in various places on the African continent – Angola, Moçambique and South Africa. From the indigenous people they learnt the usefulness of chilies (piri-piri), which they combined with more traditionally Portuguese ingredients such as olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Where European Portuguese food is delicately flavoured, Portuguese– Southern African cuisine is fearlessly fiery. Canimambo is a family run restaurant, where you can meet Carla, the Mozambican/Portuguese owner, husband Lance, sons Sean and Wesley, daughters Courtney and Nicole and son-in-law Nando. We pride ourselves in authentic cuisine, friendly service and a cozy atmosphere. Look out for the following when visiting us:The breadbasket: Portuguese rolls are an absolute treat and a meal within a meal. Figados de galinha á piri-piri (piri-piri chicken livers) is a local institution. Use the bread to mop up the lovely juices and you will understand why they never go out of fashion. Batata frita - hands down the South African Portuguese make the best potato chips in the country. Double fried with lots of salt and dollops of vinegar on demand, makes it comfort food in the extreme. Espetada de bife - The Portuguese espetada consists of cubes of perfectly aged rump steak, bay leaves and lemon dipped in course salt before landing on the grill. The natural bay leaf flavour permeates the meat and the salt seals those meaty juices in. Charred on the outside and succulent inside, it’s a steak meal with a difference. Galinha piri-piri (Piri-piri chicken) arguably the most popular dish in South Africa served hot, mild or with lemon butter sauce. Camarão grelhado na brasa (flame grilled prawns), sardinhas assadas na brasa (flame grilled sardines) and ervilhas com chourico e ovos escalfados (pea stew with chourico and poached eggs) are some of the other popular Portuguese dishes on the menu.
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