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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (26 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (5 reviews)
“sardines” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long journey through Botswana we have searched and found a place to rest and to enjoy. The dinner at the restaurant "The Caravela" was sensational in performance and price, the service was very good and the staff was exceptionally friendly. We enjoyed the...More

Thank mbit2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant close to the Mall. We were 9 people, all of us were satisfied. And very good wi-fi connection, one of the best we experienced in Gaborone!

Thank BergenTraveler2008
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Caravela has the best selection of sea food dishes and a good variety of other dishes. Their dessert is highly recommended as well, while it might be better to opt for a tea as their coffee could be better. The atmosphere is one of the...More

Thank NadoryS
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Superb food, and awesome service. I had an indian platter whereas my friend had pasta. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Sunyukta A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This place was probably the best meal we had in Gaborone. You'll have to find a taxi to seek it out, it's back in a residential area. Worth the trip though. My question is: Why is there an authentic Portuguese restaurant in Botswana?

Thank cc j
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Highly recommended: Very nice outside area, friendly staff and very good food including real Portugal feeling!

Thank Stroncium
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to the restaurant. The food is always good and I try something different every time I go. The staff are very attentive and the Owner, James is a great host. I will definitely be back to try something else. My...More

Thank Jace1982
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I booked a dinner for a big group (45 people) and everything went amazing. Sue had constant communication with me and did everything to have a very smooth and enjoyable dinner. Foodwise I had the best pork chops I ever had in my life and...More

Thank patodrums
Reviewed 11 April 2017

a good outing to chill with friends on weekend, music and the food are spot on. is right in the center of town

Thank StayEasyInn
Reviewed 11 April 2017

value for money, close proximately to all areas, secure parking & peaceful atmosphere. Kind & attentive owners in Sue & James, makes the whole experience of a night out enjoyable to couples & friends. Away from the hustle & bustle of multi diner houses where...More

Thank Luis S
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Albertina Ndesh... N
A brief description about your food and beverage operation.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Derek N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Albertina, For the best answer, I suggest you contact the Venue directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  South-East District  >  Gaborone
  • Phone Number: +267 391 4284
  • E-mail
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.
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