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Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

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Ext 4 Mokgosi Close Plot 421 | Off Independence Avenue, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 391 4284
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat in the garden late into the evening and thought the online photos hadn't really done the place justice. It's far more charming. Good and pleasant service - and the owner emailed straight back when we got in touch to make a reservation. Lots of interesting Portuguese dishes on the menu. We had excellent prawn cakes and Portuguese sausage... More 

Thank Marie-AnneLondon
Gaborone, Botswana
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service complemented by great taste! I don't regret taking my wife there for an evening birthday meal!

Thank Tirelo L
Gaborone, Botswana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is out of this world, fresh and very creative. The service is so warm and inviting The food is really delicious, a taste of Portugal indeed.

Thank phemelob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food we had was good, service excellent (unlike most of the places in SA) and we were lucky since there was an excellent music group playing Satuday night. Very nice garden, attentive service, definitelly recommended.

Thank Monikey2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really good evening out, solo again ... food was really good. Had prawn resoles and the Portuguese steak. Was excellent!

Thank alistair b
Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, good food, service is not always the best, but the food makes up for it. will continue to support them.

Thank Jimmy B
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Dinner last night, my first experience at Caravela, fantastic service, great choice on the menu, very enjoyable evening. The garden setting is delightful. Will visit again for sure. Please keep up the good work

Thank Mark8905
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Good lunch hang out place with great food (especially their chops). Looking forward to getting back..

Thank Okutlo Angel L
Selebi Phikwe, Botswana
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a great portuguese meal here with my hubby, quiet resturant in the middle of the city wit hwholesome meals. good for date nights too.

Thank mothibitsheps
Gaborone, Botswana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

undercooked veg and very fatty layers of chops. takes ages to prepare. very limited menu for halaal eaters.

Thank Hoosains

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?