Restaurante Maúa

Top choice african in Chimoio

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 leans heavily towards Mozambican flavours, with excellent tiger prawns, piri-piri chicken, steak and matapa (cassava leaves sauteed with cashews and coconut milk).

The atmosphere and temperature are both pleasantly chilled.

The Feria Popular is a walled compound on the main EN6 road about 15 minutes' walk from the city centre. Arrive early – it gets busy.