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Papa Boa

106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
+27 11 918 4686
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“chorizo” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
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European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit, I like it and food was well prepared, prawns were grilled, really delicious...will surely return, however a bit dissapinted on the grilled kingklip, veggies were also over cooked...

Thank GarySib
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great vibe for a pub lunch, lots of various foods to choose from. Staff are always friendly & accommodating.

Thank natashadelport3132
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Eating here gives you a nice warm feeling. The tables are not crammed together and cosy fires add to the ambience. Good informed and friendly service from our waiter, and food up to scratch. Portuguese Steak was the winner of the day, but the Chorizo...More

Thank gramench
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I went to Papaboa as I wanted to experience Lakefield on Sunday I tried their buffet it was quite good with various Portuguese and South African food. I am going to come back .....

Thank ghost b
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great Bar area Music on Saturday is good Food is of good quality The restaurant is clean The owner is very hands on

Thank 739chanteller
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Have popped in and out of Papa Boa and though the service is pleasant, the menu is limited and uneven. The Portuguese chicken and peri peri is truly disappointing. The slap chips are among the best in town but I can't go to a restaurant...More

Thank Liepollo Leboha... P
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Awsome atmosphere with very tentative staff. Food is great very typical Portuguese. Awesome background music this place is an old style family restaurant. You pick it up when the Netos ainda conversam com os avós(grandchildren still have conversation with the grandparents) in genuine Portuguese tradition.

Thank chrishelle
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went there for lunch after a golf game with nephew.What a great atmosphere.We both had their muscles in garlic cream sauce,delicious,9 muscles in each bowl.Both of us had their Portuguese steak,done to perfection.Service was excellent.This is a restaurant I definitely recommend.Prices very very reasonable.

Thank Anton R
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I visited this place for breakfast whilst my car was being washed just across at the parking lot. What a let down. I ordered a breakfast which contained eggs (I specified well done), sausage, mushrooms and some tomatoes with a brown toast. Typical english breakfast....More

1  Thank MikeFatane
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and the most delicious, mouth-watering steak and prawn espetada I've ever eaten. Highly recommended.

Thank Lindsay W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
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08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lakefield Avenue | Lakefield Square, Benoni 1501, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Benoni
  • Phone Number: +27 11 918 4686
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We trust you will enjoy your meal with the same satisfaction as the age old Cristovao's Crew did all those years ago when first setting foot on the shores of Africa - Come celebrate in a true Portuguese Way!
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