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16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 83 754 2768
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (96 reviews)
“prawns” (73 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered take away ribs from the new Cubata in Lorraine. The ribs were delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Best I’ve tasted in PE

Thank DBoySA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo.., following advice from friends, we decided that this eatery will be the next stop.. AND.. this restaurant was everything you will never want to be confronted with ever when eating out.. :-( The bone-dry ribs was covered in a sticky sauce (with no taste...More

Thank Andre V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never be put off by the appearance or decor as the prawns and the sauce they are in are world beaters Order toasted chiabata and a plate of chips to soak up the sauce Beyond delicious!

Thank butlert159
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Things to know: It looks super dodgy from the outside! Bring a coolbag with your own alcohol, they don't have a license. You'll sit at long wooden tables with other people. The owner is amazingly friendly and engaging. The portions are HUGE. The ribs and...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered 1 ribs, 1 chips, 12 prawns and a whole chicken as takeaways. R 740. The chicken was dry, over cooked and tasteless. The ribs were dry and tasteless. Prawns well cooked. Chips soggy. The standards here have dropped dramatically and we won’t be going...More

1  Thank soutie64
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Been searching for ribs to match that of Al Fresco’s in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam... Very pleasantly surprised to have finally found ribs that not only match, but surpass Al Fresco’s :). Amazing atmosphere with owner Jose taking great care to directly engage with...More

Thank Robbert W
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

After 7 years back in town a visit to the unique Cubata was a must. As always you can get here the best spare rips, prawns and Portuguese chicken. Butter bread and fries to complete your order. Must go with a bigger group to have...More

Thank DMB500
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This place is in town and close to the stadium. Don't be put off by its location and decor. The place is packed with wooden tables and chairs and walls painted in a grotesque hospital green color with flags hanging from the ceiling. Don't let...More

Thank SueHsieh
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Just waiting for the main meal and tucking into chorizo and onion starter, delicious! All in for the main, ribs, chicken and prawns , make sure you get the bread as the prawn sauce must be mopped up! Served with proper chips as well. One...More

Thank Aces_h
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Once again we found ourselves at cubata and once again had a great time, party atmosphere and hands dripping with rib marinade and chicken fingers. What a pleasure, if you haven't had this experience you are the one loosing out. Classic food and be sure...More

Thank Peter M
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Pam M
12 May 2017|
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Response from Robbert W | Reviewed this property |
I paid using Visa, no problem
Dinah G
18 December 2016|
Response from elmien2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Phone 0836726683
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16b Arthur Street | Sydenham, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 83 754 2768
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