(2011-04-25) Maritimo must have one of the best locations in Maputo. Situated on the beach next to Clube Maritimo and opposite the fish market, it is a great place for a sundowner after work, lunch or an early supper. There are tables on the veranda with umbrellas and a blackboard on entry displaying the daily specials, but the waiters are proactive, and seem to know the ingredients of the dishes and are very attentive.
The menu, which is only in Portuguese, features light meals like sandwiches, tramezzinis, burgers and pregos. The three samoosas are 80mt, as are the delicious rissois having a mixed fish and prawn filling, and have to be the best value I have found so far in Maputo. Prices are refreshingly reasonable with a Chicken Espatada 270Mt, Prawn and Lulas Espatada 360mt, and Omelettes at 210Mt. Unfortunately the usual wines were available, and it would be so nice if some different ones were available for a change.
An unusual dessert which was recommended to us by our waiter, was a chocolate chilli cake, served with ice cream, which was unfortunately a bit stale, but had a subtle chilli flavour and something I would definitely recommend as being different to the usual desserts found in Maputo restaurants.
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