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Sao Goncalo's

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2 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 71 851 0390
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08:00 - 20:00
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are regular visitors at Sao Goncalo's as the meals have always been excellent - a good variety prepared by a good chef. The restaurant unfortunately moved to new premises recently with less ambience and which are slightly run-down. Hope they'll make it.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and welcoming friendly staff highly recommend. I am vegetarian but this wasn't a problem they made me a lovely veg platter with s choice of rice or potato wedges.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelson the head waiter really looked after us tremendously last night and the food wasn't half bad either.

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Thank Joeymcca
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was quiet and does not have a liquor licence. But that was ok. Our waiter was Nelson. A lovely man, knowledgeable about the menu and gave good recommendations. I had the line fish which was Gurnard. Very fresh and beautifully cooked. One of my sons had a steak, which he also said was good. At the end of... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to understand some of the negative ratings, because we had a wonderful time. Nelson and his trainee offered a great service, very personal and our food was prepared in little more than 10 minutes. Fish as well as grilled chicken tasted delicious and we gladly give a warm recommendation for service, food and ambience.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The problem with this restaurant is only one member of staff who can do anything. It is unacceptable to have to wait almost an hour from the time of order to getting food. The restaurant claims to be Portuguese but as someone who is often in Portugal it was nothing like a true Portuguese restaurant. The location was poor with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an early dinner at Sao Goncalo's. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a lovely authentic experience and we booked to go back. I would recommend it highly for a casual meal.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Many thanks to Nelso and his team for providing a very good 'value for money' evening. Would definitely recommend.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Passed by this restaurant and decided to give it a go. Pleasantly surprised with excellent service from Nelson and his trainee(Linden) and my husband loved the peri peri chicken. Simple fare and excellent pastries. We will return.

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Thank Helen V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Having been to this restaurant on a number of other occasions, there is no other way to describe our visit other than DISGRACEFUL We sat down at 6.40 pm and placed our order. After an hour we enquired about our food and was told it was coming. Eventually after nearly 95 mins I went to the kitchen to enquire as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 71 851 0390
Description
Portuguese cooking us inspired by the natural bounty of land and sea, resulting in fine soups and main courses. While the demands of the famous Portuguese sweet tooth ensures a wide range of tempting cakes, puddings and pastries. Come and experience a touch of Portuguese.

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