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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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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had two lunch meals at the Cretcheu and both were a real delight. We shared a starter, had a main each and then shared a dessert and on both occasions each course was made to perfection. The location on the roof top is stunning, the service is first rate and I would recommend to anyone looking for great food... More 

Thank David G
The Netherlands
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279 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cretcheu Terrace what a disinterested staff. When you just ask for a drink they look with a face like €) (#} <!! The fruit juice comes from liter carton. Not even chilled! There are only 2 people at 11 am, however, we should not sit at the tables with view. Those are reserved but nobody seen till 12.... Owner: you... More 

Thank gurt65
Warwick, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited last year and had a wonderful lunch , we were looking forward to returning. the setting is outstanding , so beautiful. we ordered the lobster sandwich which was so good last time , oh dear , think they have got a little complacent , it had clearly been made in advance , soggy , cold , bendy, toasted... More 

Thank julie A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views. We both ordered sandwiches. The chips that came with the sandwich were nice and hot. The sandwich itself consisted of mediocre fillings and cold toast which was most unappetising and difficult to eat. It looked nothing like the photo on the menu. Service was very slow. Overpriced for what we had.

Thank Jo G
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a table for 20:00 on the final night of our holiday. We arrived promptly and received a nice welcome followed by a glass of brut. The setting was lovely. Then it all went rapidly down hill. Having scoured the menu for atleast 15 minutes we were still not given the option to order a drink.... More 

Thank Mike B
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night, had a reservation for 8pm. We were seated immediately but kept waiting for over 15 minutes before having to ask if we could have our order taken. On top of that we had to ask for bread after seeing other people arrive after us and be brought bread pretty much straight away, whilst it looked like we... More 

Thank RachLS_13
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270 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st night dinner. Welcomed by complimentary prosseco. A fancy menu and quite pricey but we enjoyed it. Service okay. The fish platter is huge.

Thank cel_longridge
Kerava, Finland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good small snack to eat, very good local and international wine list. Beautifull wiew to harbor and to ocean. Pricelever nearly same as in Finland, so for a bit higher than in europe normaly but cheaper than in Sweden or Norway

Thank JuhaTSuhonen
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around during the day and spotted this charming restaurant on 2 levels overlooking the beach.wonderful staff, great choice on the menu although a bit tricky to follow the menu to start with. If you like fish come here as it is superb. Lobster good and reasonably priced.

Thank Andrew C
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good location, very good and elaborated sandwiches, nice Italian service. A large and good choice of beers and sandwiches.

Thank Jorge C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?