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Tam Tam Bar

516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
+238 587 23 55
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai curry” (15 reviews)
“chilli” (14 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
International, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an lovely place. Nice staff and friendly service. The Thai chicken dish was just amazing. The burger was fine as well.

Thank 0baz
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your review and nice words. We are happy that you like our place. Hope that you had a great time at Sal. Looking forward to serve you again soon. Best Regards The Tam Tam Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends that had visited Cape Verde had recommended this bar/restaurant so on a walk into Santa Maria we came across the place and had a drink to cool off. The staff were friendly and the Strela beer was lovely and cold. The toilets are clean...More

Thank gleaden2017
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Not expensive. We took 4 meals. Two different hamburger, both were good One Thai curry who also good And one grilled tuna but this last was disappointing (we though that we could take a fish plate everywhere in Santa Maria) Service ok but missing enthusiasm...More

Thank acartd
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi! Thank you for your excellent review! This what I think a review should contain! Concerning to the Tuna, its strange, because its the best dish you can eat in Sal, fresh! good quality! However....there is a tiny detail that makes a big difference...it should...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Two visits this holiday and disappointed at the total lack of atmosphere and customers. Now owned by a Portuguese and it's now just a local bar selling food just like loads of other bars in the town. Food looks good and popular but really not...More

Thank pault341
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Nice food and quite reasonably priced, wouldnt return as I think there is better options available in Santa Maria

Thank Adammichael91
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hello ! Thank you for your visit, and for your review! We hope that you had a good time at Santa Maria. Cheers The Tam Tam Team!

Reviewed 18 September 2018

We’re looking forward to going to the tam tam bar, we greeted the people who were working gave our order and in return only got a thank you not even a hello. Would not revisitMore

Thank chrimar21
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are sorry for your experience, we work hard everyday to improve our service and make the costumers happy. It was a bad day for sure . I will try to understand what happened and please accept my apologies....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Called for beers, nice atmosphere and we had our òwn fan. Didn't eat but food smelt lovely. Clean and brigjt. Bliss!!More

Thank Megan T
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Hi ! Thank you for your review and for your nice words. We are happy that you like our place. Hope that you had a great time at Sal. Looking forward to serve you again soon...and next time try the food...I won't disappoint you! Best...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Our guide brought us here for lunch. The food is very unique. We had mango salad with lots of peanuts served with nachos follow by Salsa in fried Wanton wraps. Thereafter steamed noodle with minced pork. Then came the next dish, fried pork with what...More

Thank 924jacquelined
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Nothing special but if you want to eat alongside the locals in a very simple cafe/bar this is a good stop for a coke and lunch. Always friendly and helpful.

Thank 132Koala
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi ! Thank you for your review and for your nice words. Hope that you had a great time at Santa Maria. Looking forward to serve you again soon. Best Regards The Tam Tam Team

Reviewed 19 July 2018

I have recently returned from a two week holiday in Santa Maria. Tam tam was a regularly visited bar as their green curry (both chicken and vegetable) were the best I have tasted. Also, a very nice wine to accompany the food. Certainly recommend to...More

Thank 212Diane
mario_matias, Manager at Tam Tam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hi Diane! Thank you so much for your review and for you fantastic and kind words. In fact our curry is the best seller of our dishes. We hope that you had a wonderfull time in Santa Maria, and we are looking forward to serve...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 587 23 55
Description
Tam Tam Bar and Restaurant is perfectly positioned in the heart of Santa Maria. Often described by our friends and customers as the 'hub or epicentre' of the town, consistently providing excellent food, beverages and service. Tam Tam is frequented by many nationalities which makes for an International flavour and a very unique ambiance to be enjoyed by all. We offer a delicious range of homemade fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu also offers some very tasty snacks and light bites along with some scrumptious desserts if you fancy a treat! So, whether it's for a bite to eat, to catch up on all the latest televised sports or simply a spot of people watching why not come and join us? We all look forward to welcoming you to your little home from home! Best wishes and happy holidays....The Tam Tam Team
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