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Cafe Cultural

Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 975 42 17
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“tuna” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Big restaurant, very much geared to the tourist trade (their menu is in about a dozen languages). They have many tables, but it does not feel crowded. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is good and tastefully presented. We had dinner here twice.

Thank TinekevB
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, typical dishes, wonderful seafood, very nice and attentive service. wonderful lobster. would return many times Loved it!

Thank Clara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was my favourite for many years, especially the Arroz de Marisco, but I had not visited since it has been upgraded and renovated as part of the new Town Square. I must say I was delighted to be there again - it is...More

Thank Beverley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is for seafood and meat. My girlfriend, however, loved to try it and I agreed, because I of course could ask for a vegetarian meal. So I did, and they brought me a delicious vegetarian meal! Very well done, thank you. Being vegetarian...More

Thank Wiebe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cramped restaurant which came highly recommended.. It was extremely good value for money , but a tad disappointing on the quality side. Nevertheless we had a good evening.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Friday for a birthday celebration for 5 of us the service was excellent and the food was delicious and very tasty he also made us a Birthday cake really makes us feel so special we had the seafood delicious and the meat...More

Thank Susie C
luciano138, Manager at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you .. for your visit .. i remember you and the girls and chu ..

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Fish was excellent, wine was good value. A very pleasant evening. This was our fourth visit to this charming restaurant.

Thank kathysmalley
luciano138, Owner at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you so much ... i believe you are the friends who ate the breaded fish with lemon ... glad to satusfy you

Reviewed 3 February 2018

Busy, friendly, comfortable restaurant. Good choice of wine and food. Although chicken dishes were over cooked the sauces were good. Steak dishes were nice. Great service.

Thank Mandy C
luciano138, Proprietário at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank so much for your reviwe .. we working to become better .. wich chicken you had ? So we can improve

Reviewed 1 February 2018

This restaurant is near tourist shopping area. In windy days it's good place to eat. Staff is nice and menu is various. Night time it's noicy, there is other restaurants so near.

Thank OutiN_13
luciano138, Proprietário at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We triyng to reduce de noise but is dificult

Reviewed 29 January 2018

I ordered Seafood Rice and it was tasteless, everything tasted the same = canned tomato sauce. Prawns were dry and tasted bad. We waited for our food more than 30 minutes, half full restaurant. There are many cheaper, more friendly and more tasty restaurants nearby!

Thank Sara K
luciano138, Proprietário at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi thank you for your report .. i believe you could ask to check your food we here to satisfy ....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 975 42 17
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