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“Hit and Miss,”
Review of Cafe Zambezi

Cafe Zambezi
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Eat authentic Zambian and African food with the locals, enjoy Caribbean food including Jerk Chicken and Caribbean goat curry. Try our wood-fire pizza, gourmet burgers and extensive vegetarian options including our eggplant and haloumi burger. Get ready for the warm Livingstone hospitality and a good time in our candlelit leafy courtyard. Look out for our traditional dancing nights!! See you there!!
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Not great, service was erratic and uncomprehending. The order was wrong and we didn't ask for anything that wasn't on the menu or out of the ordinary. Food was bought by a different server, slammed on the table, rudely explained that the sauce we ordered was finished so they bought something else. Drink service was slow. The "wait staff" supervisor, I guess, came past and asked if everything was ok. We politely explained we were given the wrong sides and the wrong sauce and the food was cold and some of it was undercooked. He smiled and nodded and walked off, totally not listening. We left the majority of our food, again the waiter asked us if everything was ok. We said no, clearly it was still on the plates, again he smiled and nodded and disappeared. We eventually asked for the bill. Which took ages, we paid and left. I have had some good meals there and they have good ambiance sometimes. It is up and down.

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Thank Sean E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A unpromising frontage gives way to a delightful courtyard and restaurant.

Super vegetarian food on the menu ( think the burger was vegan!)

Well priced food and drinks, served by friendly waiters.

So very much better than our hotel!

Recommend

Thank lindale
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This has been my favorite place to eat while in Livingstone! The food is delicious and the service is great.

Thank Meeveey
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The game platters here are a must. They also serve caterpillars for those who would like a try. Staff are very friendly and it has a lovely court yard. They provide mozzie repellent which is a nice touch.

Thank Gooner3313
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We chose the Cafe Zambezi as our only meal in Zambia and was a good choice. The menu is huge, ranging from pizzas and burgers to Zambian and African dishes.
I had the Zambian beef stew and my wife ordered the Zambian Village chicken... which we later found out wasn’t available! So she ordered the peri peri chicken instead.
My stew was packed full of flavour and came with shredded spinach and mixture of vegetables. It was delicious! The peri peri chicken was over cooked as if it had been reheated prior to serving. It was a cheap meal and felt fairly authentic.

Thank MFC31
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