Central Mozambique restaurants

Top Choice African in Chimoio

Restaurante Maúa

Tap any local with taste buds and they'll probably tell you that this place – one of several restaurants in the Feira Popular complex – serves the best food in Chimoio, possibly even central Mozambique. The menu lea…
Top Choice International in Beira

Biques

Biques (pronounced beaks) is a sight for sore eyes if you've just emerged bleary-eyed from the bush. Perched on a rise overlooking a windswept scoop of Macuti Beach, it's long been revered by overlanders for its piz…
Top Choice Italian in Beira

Tutto D'Italy

Top of the list of 'weird epiphanies in Beira' is this fabulous Italian restaurant hidden (there's no sign) in a children's park on the cusp of the Ponta Gêa neighbourhood. All the Italian favourites – antipasti, ve…
Top Choice International in Tete

Café del Río

When Tete's heat has melted you to a runny pulp, revive your spirits at Cafe del Rio, a beautiful thatched restaurant furnished like an upmarket African safari lodge that catches gorgeous sunsets over the Zambezi. Y…
African in Beira

Restaurante 2 + 1

Get past the cheap 2+1 Takeaway outside and dive into the air-conditioned heaven of this lovely restaurant, a plush, inviting culinary star in the otherwise dilapidated Maquinino neighbourhood. The helpful waiters d…
Cafe in Chimoio

Ponto do Encontro

The aptly named 'meeting point' is one of the town's best meeting and eating places, both as a Portuguese-style cafe (the coffee and pastries are excellent) and as a restaurant. The house special is chicken in mushr…
International in Tete

Why Not Esplanada & Restaurant

It's a little out of the centre in a residential area – and finding it might entail asking directions in Portuguese more than once – but other than that…why not? This restaurant lives up to its name, tempting diners…
Cafe in Beira

Café Riviera

Head to this old-world street-side cafe for caffeine Portuguese style and a bolo (cake) as you watch the passing Beira scene – both the pretty and the gritty. It offers all the usual snacks, including chicken and sa…
European in Beira

Restaurante Pic-Nic

Set in one of the more dilapidated sections of the baixa, Pic-Nic defies its name and location, with waitstaff dressed in starched white shirts dispatching Downtown Abbey–worthy service. And it's not all show. Amid …
Cafe in Quelimane

Cafe-Pasteleria Saima

The city's only really inviting pasteleria isn't large, but it's good for a pastry, a galão (Portuguese latte) or something fast and no-frills (a burger perhaps). Make the most of it: there's not much else like this…