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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Lalithkumar M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank ame d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank jbg74
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...More

Thank bonolom110
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...More

Thank Telliskiran
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I love everything about this restaurant. The patio is the perfect place to grab drink and dinner in the evening. The food is amazing, I would particularly recommend the queen prawns! I went here with several co-workers and everyone greatly enjoyed their food. They also...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I went here on a date with my partner and we both had a wonderful experience. The wait staff was very helpful and they have a wide range of dishes. Vegetarian to steaks to seafood. It was the tastiest food I have ever had in...More

1  Thank Brad P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant food, excellent staff, great music and great value, definitely will come again. They had a jazz night and although the music was slightly loud it was great.

1  Thank Pete H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A Gem found in 3 rivers. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the great service with well trained staff. The seafood platter was cooked to perfection. A good evening out

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Wonderul food and even better service. The decor is lovely, the vibe is relaxed and the Blueberry Cheese cake is the best I've ever had.

Thank Moalosi M
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26 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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