Inhambane Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Inhambane

December 30, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Inhambane, also known as Terra de Boa Gente (Land of Good People), is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. It is the capital of the Inhambane Province and according to the 2008 census has a population of 65,837, growing from the 1997 census of 54,157. It is a sleepy historic town known for its rusting colonial architecture and has been popular with tourists in recent years.
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1. Casa de Comer Restaurant

Bairro Josina Machel | Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +258 84 016 3344
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Casa de Comer Restaurant

Sun is kicking, you're looking for some Shadow and cool place to chill. Come to visit us in our new lounge area and garden to enjoy snacks, Cocktails, milkshake, smoothies. We also serve fresh sea food cuisine in our restaurant. We are located in the heart of Tofo (behind the market), 100m away from the beach. We are looking forward welcoming you! Cheers

Reviewed By SarahPoum - Neuchatel, Switzerland

The vegetarian noodles were not actually noodles but spaghetti. The vegetables were just peppers and onion. That's all. The plate was not tasty and not salted at all.
Our kid took the bolognese pasta but there was no taste and it was very basic. Not really fantastic. We didn't test the pizzas but we will never go back during our stay in Tofo!
The owner was not sympathic. Looked like we disturbed him during the lunchtime. We had to pay for Wi-Fi and when we went to the cashier to pay he had no change.

2. The Green Turtle

Praia Da Barra | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Seafood, Contemporary, International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast HK$94 - HK$1,570 +258 82 026 0580
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle pub/restaurant is directly ON the beach and operated by Joelle and Francois, a French husband and wife team. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, bringing European flair to beach-side eating. Kitchen close 8:00pm every evening Bar close 9:00pm every evening

Reviewed By NasreenPeer - Tofo, Mozambique

The food here was fantastic! The fish was done to perfection, the accompanying sauce created a superb flavour combination, and the fries were delicious. I do feel that this restaurant is rather expensive for the portions provided. However, I understand that it probably caters to a different market. The staff were lovely and overall we had a great time here.

3. Tofo Tofo

No Street Name, Tofo, Mozambique Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Tofo Tofo

This is a local restaurant in Tofo Mozambique. Tofo is a small village near Imhambane specially well known for its excellent diving. You have some dive centers listed in Tofo on Tripadvisor: Peri Peri Divers, Diversity Scuba and tofo divers

Reviewed By The1True

A little at the edge of town, but worth the extra few hundred metres' walk. Tofo Tofo has a relaxed and comfortable, beach atmosphere. The menu was full of intriguing offerings but it was the special that had me. The Barracuda was heavenly. I don't usually enjoy fish, but this was meaty and flaky and delicately flavoured of coconut without being drowned in a gloopy sauce so common in restaurants in this area. They absolutely NAILED this fresh fish. I swear I was sitting at that table with tears in my eyes. It was beautiful. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and dinner was pleasant enough that I stuck around for a delightful dessert of moist coconut cake. What a great meal!

4. Mozambeat Motel

Barrio josina Machel, Tofo, Mozambique Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible African, Bar, European, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$63 +258 84 422 3515
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Mozambeat Motel

Reviewed By M5568RT - Johannesburg, South Africa

My wife and I stayed here for diving and choose the stay and dive packages with peri peri divers. Great choice and the combination these two have made our trip. The rooms are clean spacious and super comfy. We especially liked the open air shower. They have a great pool which made for perfect relaxtion after a days diving, sipping cocktails to the sound of great music. There restaurant has some great options the highlight was the peri peri chicken. Ray and sisi are also super hosts. free collection and drop off to the diving center made the distance easily manageable. Defo recommend this place.

5. Mad Mozzies

Barra, Inhambane 1300, Mozambique Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Seafood, International, Pub Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
28%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Mad Mozzies

Reviewed By Julie G - Johannesburg, South Africa

Bar is on the beach with fantastic staff and their burgers are some of the best in the area! Lovely pool if you don't feel like the sand and see, and always has a great atmosphere. Love going here.

6. Sunset Lodge

Praia da Barra, Inhambane 1300, Mozambique Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pub Lunch +258 84 244 5444
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Sunset Lodge

Reviewed By Ravensqarr - Hillcrest, South Africa

The views over the peninsula is nowhere else to be found. The pool bar is unique for the area and a great party spot. Live music is also commonplace. Drink prices are mid to upper range but well chilled and the fish bowls are a firm favourite with all patrons. The food is pricey and not that great, sadly. Another niggle was the slow service, even by Mozambican "one day is one day" standards. Still, all in all a great venue and absolutely worth the visit.

7. What u want

Praia de Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +258 82 909 6936
Excellent
37%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

What u want

Reviewed By Kuruma135 - Ottawa, Canada

Nicely decorated, food was good but not exceptional and a bit on the expensive side of mid-range. Went a couple of times. The owner (i think?) Comes around sometimes to check on customers which is much appreciated. He seems friendly.

8. Padaria Pastelaria eTake Away Moderna

7 September Av | Near Socremo Bank, Inhambane 115, Mozambique Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood +258 82 288 8889
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Padaria Pastelaria eTake Away Moderna

Reviewed By Karan G

Good and relaxing moments are found here... Loved how the bar is..just awesome. The price seems normal.. Perfect

9. Fatima's Nest Restaurant

Praia Do Tofo, Inhambane 1300, Mozambique Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner 258 (0) 82 4145730
Excellent
11%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
15%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 26 reviews

Fatima's Nest Restaurant

Reviewed By Hannah L

Fatimas nest restaurant is beautifully located on the beach and convenient if staying in the hostel itself. A social spot and good for a drink and to meet people but otherwise food is average. If you can go explore the restaurants in town....

10. Branko's

Tofo Beach, Tofo 007, Mozambique Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$94 +258 84 066 6470
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 443 reviews

Branko's

Marinated seafood and meat grilled on the table, fresh seasonal pizzas - Mozambican spirit and vibrant spot just one minute walk from the beach.

Reviewed By SarahPoum - Neuchatel, Switzerland

The first time we came to Branko's the two waitresses were not sympathic at all, acting like we don't even exist. The restaurant was quite full but they could arrange to find a place. Finally we found a table by ourselves. We took two caïpirinhas, a pizza and the hot stone tuna and the two dishes were really delicious.
We came back the next day and the staff was friendlier, maybe because there were not too many people at this time... We took the hot stone squid and a pizza. They were also very good ! The marinade for the calamari was delicious and we strongly recommend. It is one of the best place to eat in Tofo in our opinion.

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