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Estrada principal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 242 19 16
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lobster dinner just by the ocean at this pittoresque and charming restaurant in Santa Maria Sal, Cabo Verde. We brought our teenagers and they were happy as well with the foods and friendly service.

Thank Karolina C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant twice and had fabulous meals on both occasions. The tuna (as a starter and main) is the best I've had and cooked expertly. The upstairs area is cosy with great sunset views over the water. We loved the service; they remembered us when we went back a few days later and were so warm and funny... More 

Thank travelmad9
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, breach front restaurant/bar, only had drinks there, but food looks very nice. Next time we're in town, we'll eat there. Staff friendly and attentive.

Thank Ken B
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had two meals in Cretcheu both upstairs at night. Good quality fish, very nice atmosphere with local musicians hitting the right theme. Not cheap but a good experience - definitely one of the best in Santa Maria

Thank DRB56
Bispham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went specially for the lobster, which was very good only go if you are looking for fish as a specialty, as this is mainly a seafood restaurant.

Thank Pam G
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Views are fantastic. Food and drink lovely. 2 meals and two glasses of wine for 30 euros. Service very friendly.

Thank bulletbonce
Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after seeing the fish being landed and cleaned from the pier - wanted a platter of fresh seafood immediately!. Gorgeously rustic 2 storey wooden shack hut with glorious views of the fishing boats, pier and beach. Food was excellent, so fresh and one platter was enough to share for lunch between us for €19. Octopus, fresh langostines, 2 or... More 

Thank Kitkatsunshine06
Worcester, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a January lunchtime and were happy to pay for a good quality meal. Service was rather slow to start and the menu slightly limited, however we both selected fish as the restaurant is so close to the harbour, we thought this would be the perfect choice. Food arrived and sadly had to be returned as the... More 

Thank SelkieGirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely blue and white restaurante next to the pier. They had music on as well that added to the atmosphere. lovely fresh fish. The Wahoo was a little dry, but the squeezed lemon sorted that out.Nice wine great views and plastic stops you getting a draft from the wind. great place

Thank BillCRochdale
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with 5 friends for a birthday. I ordered the lobster risotto which at nearly 20euros in price I was very much looking forward to. I was hoping for a tasty risotto with lobster tail. The risotto was rubbish to put it bluntly, very bland and not very exciting. The lobster was small pieces mixed in which was ok... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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?