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Estrada principal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 242 19 16
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Sweden
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first night walking along the beach we found this place. It was packed with people on the rooftop side. An Italian gentleman said to come back at 8:30 pm. It was definitely worth it with a great view and a delicious fish platter. We were very hungry but couldnot eat everything! The chef grilled everything to perfection. The side... More 

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Thank JMZSweden
Erskine, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we choose the steak with duchess potatoes,these are actually crisps! overall we were disappointed with the quality and service we received. There is an extensise wine list and cocktails which are reasonable priced. the view from the restaurant is amazing and worth a visit with a few drinks.

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1 Thank Lorraine1096493
Banbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wandered in here by chance, and laziness, as it was close to the pier where we watched the fish come in... was not busy at all which we thought may have been a bad sign but actually we had a great table with a lovely view across Santa Maria beach, excellent, unpretentious food and really good service. Lobster was... More 

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1 Thank kcstravels
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu for the seafood eaters, location is the best in Santa Maria, very obliging management, we hadn't booked, the place (excuse the pun) was rammed to the rafters, but we still got a super table on the rooftop terrace

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Thank MrBrightside05
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm really torn on this place, we had lunch here for our first three days and were blown away by the amazing seafood. The royal seafood platter with the lobster is an absolute must for seafood lovers and the seafood spaghetti just delicious. The location is perfect overlooking the pier and beach. That's where the compliments end I'm afraid, on... More 

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1 Thank Matt D
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful seafood meal highly recommended for a lunchtime Beautiful location Staff happy and made you feel welcome

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Thank frank d
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the good fortune to eat here on Christmas night, and also dropped in for coffees, cocktails etc at various points during our stay in Santa Maria. Staff always friendly and professional. Son appreciative of free wifi! Lovely views overlooking the beaches, pier and harbour so plenty of life to watch. Very clean. We had the fish taster menu which... More 

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Thank 91gill
Innsbruck, Austria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect view on pier & beach, delicious sea food incl. lobster, prawns, fish, calamares,... unique atmosphere on first floor

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Thank AlpineGypsy
St Albans, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at this lovely restaurant whilst on holiday, we had a lovely table on the balcony / terrace upstairs. The views of the beach are beautiful so try and get a table upstairs if you can. The food was lovely! Tasty, fresh and came in good time. We were well looked after by all the staff and they were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered lunch time bubbly on xmas eve, great setting, service very good by Bae. Enjoyed the bubbly, food looked good. Toilets had the most amazing views.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada principal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 242 19 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?