Eating and drinking

In Luanda, there are many places to eat, drink and – if you choose – to dance the night away.  The best source of information is undoubtedly ‘Luanda Nightlife’ – a great team of people who do the food and drink research for us all.  See their list of ‘best in 2014 – and check out their website here:



Sometimes – and very rarely – we find a restaurant that isn’t listed on the Luanda Nightlife.  If we do – we’ll let you know in our ‘Updates‘.  We’d also love to hear your thoughts – so please post a comment here if you want to share your experience of somewhere to eat in Luanda.

Member recommendations

Angela says Galeria Dos Paes Pizzeria in Talatona – This is a great pizzeria, run by Portuguese (owner speaks English) and they do great pizzas in 2 sizes.  Frequently busy, this is a great local restaurant and don’t be surprised if you see a familiar face on every visit.  Prices are average for Luanda, my kids love coming here!  Just along road from HTCA Hotel on other side – look for the western style swing doors!  Parking outside.

Angela also recommends Cais De Quatro -on the Ilha – Lovely restaurant, with great evening view of the Marginal/city lit up at night.   We come here for sushi (usually without the kids) for date night.  Not exactly cheap, but your in Luanda!  Booking recommended, although the locals like to eat very late, so if your eating before 8.30pm you will probably get a table.  Lovely breeze too, probably our favourite place to go for meal out.


Mary says ‘Kitanda de Esquina – owned by Portuguese – on Av 1 Congresso do MPLA 39/41 (941907080) and open for dinner (from 19.30).  Food and service was very good and it was nice and clean.     We had tapas, fondant sweet potato and beef tenderloin – it was very good’.  You can read a review in the restaurant section of the Alexe Affair.

Helen says ‘I recommend Kianda Restaurant by the ferry terminal at Capposoca. It has the waterside location without having to go all the way into town and the food is tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. The menu includes fish, pasta, steak, salads and tapas. There are tosta mistas if you just want a snack and a kids’ menu with chicken nuggets and burgers. They also do a great maracuja caipirinha!    You can read a review on the LNL site.

Angela recommends ‘Andy’s Broadway Indian restaurant –  best Indian and food cooked from scratch in Luanda.  Really nice!  They also do takeaway en-route home for men!!  Trip advisor reviews can be found here too.

Amanda says ‘Coffee – Second Cup – Belas.  The best coffee in town!’

3 Responses to Eating and drinking

  1. Denise Schaffer says:

    We love Chi for sushi in Talatona. We are regulars every Sunday afternoon.


  2. My name is Ponteciana. I am Angolan/ British. Coming from Houston and looking forward to spend some times in Luanda. Currently I am a member of International New Comer of Houston. I would like to join the group and attend your next activity.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.



  3. Tracy says:

    Recommend Por do Sol as a great location in benfica – on the beach – to go for Snacks and drinks.


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