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“Just fabulous”

Joita's Portuguese Foods
Ranked #28 of 140 Restaurants in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous offering; I don't usually order chicken in a restaurant and I am only just now becoming acquainted with peri peri, but I had a simply delicious meal at Joitas. I had a quarter chicken with chicken livers (mild) and it was flavorful, perfectly cooked and just the right portion size. In hindsight I should have had salad instead of chips, but it was fabulous nonetheless. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice ambience. All round great dinner.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I’ve been in and around the Umhlanga area for a few years and don’t really know why I haven’t yet had a meal at Joitas. I am so happy that I finally got around to experiencing the finest peri peri chicken outside of Portugal. If you’re looking for good quality Portuguese food that hits the mark every time then Joitas is the place to go. Joitas offers a simple good value for money menu, great service and food that is out of this world. Now that I’ve found this little hidden gem in the heart of Umhlanga Village, I cannot wait to return for another ‘peri peri fix’.

Thank Barties
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Joita’s is an authentic Portuguese restaurant. There is parking outside and it is possible to sit outside on the deck. The dishes are generally a combination of Kalamari and prawns with something else such as chicken. Chicken can also be ordered on its own. The peri peri sauce is warm++. Our party had sardine starters, followed by Kalamari and prawns - the latter were huge and delicious. The Kalamari was succulent and tender. The dessert included Portuguese custard tarts and chocolate mousse. The restaurant seemed popular and the food was well presented. The owner was present and interested in how people were experiejncing the restaurant.

Thank CollRr
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

It is very simple - you have to order the peri peri chicken! Don’t let the waiter convince you to order the mild and then add from the peri peri bottle of sauce they provide - put on your big boy (or girl) panties and you will not regret the decision. It is flavoursome rather than just chilli-hot.

The service and overall vibe is great - will definitely go back when we return to Umhlanga next.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

In comparison to some of the other legendary Portuguese restaurants in Durban, Joitas is pretty much the new kid on the block. The success of this restaurant is based on simplicity in terms of decor and menu, and for me it’s perfect. Joitas and my other favorite, Neo Cafe, just produce the best chicken or chicken combinations (prawns, calamari etc) in the WORLD. It’s simple good quality Portuguese chicken with no frills. It just doesn’t get better than this.

Thank anubis2014
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Dulce T, Owner at Joita's Portuguese Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much.

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