This establishment continues to blossom and grow in the East of Pretoria. It’s been around…
Whether you’re looking for a night out with the girls filled with cocktails and delectable meals, or a laid back lunch on a Sunday with family or friends, we’ve found that Mozambik near Silver Lakes is the answer for everything.
As soon as you walk up to the restaurant, you are warmly greeted by the staff and immediately feel relaxed. The tables are set with a brown paper tablecloth that the waiter will write their name on, just so you don’t forget. Before your drinks arrive, you get a small paper cone filled with peanuts, a true Mozambique restaurant tradition that helps diminish your hunger pains as you smell all the delicious scents that fill the air.
One of the best ways to feel like you’ve been transported to the white sandy beaches of Mozambique with your friends is to share a jug of R&R – a mixture of Mozambik Rum and Sparletta Sparberry, be careful though, that sweet taste comes with a powerful punch.
Next up, after sipping on your R&R, we highly recommend the creamy snails dish for starters; the chicken livers in a mild sauce or the prawn rissoles while sharing a bowl of cashew nut stuffed green olives with the table. This will surely wet your taste buds and get you ready for your main meal and a sense of the Portuguese flavoured cuisine that makes Mozambik so special.
For your main meal, where doees one even begin? Known for their seafood, the prawns are always a firm favourite. If prawns aren’t on your mind though, a combo of calamari; chorizo and green olives in a garlic, lemon and herb sauce is another winner! The steak trinchado in a creamy white wine sauce or the chicken prego roll are also popular options and it’s easy to see why – they taste delicious!
To end off your lip-smacking meal, it’s a toss-up for us! The chocolate rissoles and the chocolate lava cake never disappoint. However, sometimes we are so in the mood for a Mozambique-like pudding called the 365. It’s an upside down Crème Caramel served with a caramel sauce.
With establishments located around Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal, we love spending our weekends at their Silver Lakes branch thanks to the amazing service and delicious Afro-Porto meals.
A: Corner of N4 Highway & Solomon Maghlangi Drive, Silver Lakes, Pretoria
T 012 817 2014 or 064 743 9981
Words by Cassidy Taylor-Memmory.
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