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“Good food, time for a decor upgrade”

Caravela Portuguese Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 113 Restaurants in Gaborone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We went over recently for a function and I visited here after quite some time. The decor has not changed from all those years ago and needs an upgrade.

I had sea food starter and main, both were quite good. We were a party of more than 45 and they were fully geared to cater for us, the food was served quite fast and the staff were on standby to take our orders. For desert, ordered caramel and banana with chocolate. The caramel was okay but the banana was not quite what I expected and would not order it again.

Overall, still not a bad place to go and have a good meal, but there is nothing for kids to do and if you have small kids you need to find ways to keep them entertained.

Thank Lalithkumar M
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Went for a friend's 21st and it was an amazing experience. The menu is unique, the food delicious. The ambiance is absolutely out of this world, especially if you are going in the evening with the lights on. The atmosphere is absolutely great and your mood can be lifted by just being there. Customer service is great.

Thank ame d
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This place has excellent Portuguese chicken dishes (Chicken Madeira with gnoche), a great steak (Bife à Portuguesa), and some of the best seafood dishes in Botswana. It is one of the 5 best restaurants in Gaborone so is definitely a must visit. They also have great jazz nights too.

Thank jbg74
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The ambiance has been great each time, the owner is super friendly and polite. I have only been there for lunch and often ran into corporate people having meetings as did I. The food is okay, I have not particularly been blown away by any meals there as yet. Perhaps it will take a specific recommendation or just another time to visit them again.

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Thank bonolom110
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was our fourth dinner at Caravela in two weeks!
What draws us to this place ....is it the delicious food ,the warmth and welcome of the management and staff or its magical surroundings?
I guess ,on reflection it's a mixture of all three.......it's magical and just love it.... Would recommend it to anyone who has not been there...

Thank Telliskiran
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