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“Irresistible portuguese food”
Review of Calisto's

Calisto's
Ranked #458 of 1,376 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

My wife loves chicken and at this restaurante you find very well seasoned grilled chicken with garlic and lime. You can also find various Portuguese dishes. I recommend this restaurant

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good value for your money. Excellent service from Managers to staff, the resurant is situated in a Mall, and it is safe and also has a playful area for the kids.food is always fresh and delicious and good portions. i also tried there snails in galic butter sauce which was mouthwatering. i recommend anyone who really enjoys good tasty food please give CALISTOS BEDFORD CENTRE and CALISTOS GLENVIEW A TRY, one will never be dissappointed. keep it up :) KIM

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Calistos is a large open-plan restaurant in Bedford Square shopping center. I have previously been to other restaurants in this same center but not this one specifically - normally on week-days or evenings it is bustling. This time round visited with friends for dinner in-between Christmas and New Year.

The positives:
It was surprisingly quiet and 75% or more of the tables were open when we arrived. So the service was really good, waiters were attentive and friendly because they mostly had nothing else to do. Their signature gin & berry cocktail is spot on.

Not so positive:
Our table had Halloumi starter, and for mains Trinchado, Chicken schnitzel, and Espetada. Not sure if the time of year was the reason why the salad was wilted or the portions on the small side. Halloumi starter was wafer thin. Espetada was 4 cubes of meat, served with only a sad-looking side order of limp salad. A very rich cheese sauce had to make up for the rather compact junior Schnitzel. If I remember correctly, the trinchado was not finished nor enjoyed.

Overall pricey for average food. Not good value-for-money

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Pleasant and quick service. Smiles all round
Had a super baked eisbein and salad for a very competitive price of R99 (+- 8.00 U$D).
Watched soccer on the big screen in the air- conditioned smokers enclosure.

Thank StephenRau
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

My friend recommended this restaurant to me so I decided today too try it, when I realized that it was situated in a mall was not excited but I tried it anyway must say when I entered the restaurant and they were playing Cesara Evora great restaurant music made me positive, their menu is outstanding with a great variety of dishes, and great wines at a reasonable price , I had bacalhau which was perfect .great service from Thulie . A must try place.

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