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Restaurante Barracuda

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sur la plage | Santa Maria beach, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 242 80 10
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. The location is great and staff is friendly. The fish is very fresh and tasty and we enjoyed it so much, we came back directly the day after. I would advice to make a reservation since it is very busy. Also don't be in a hurry since service can take a while, if the restaurant is... More 

Thank Anne Z
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering all the good reviews and high rating, maybe we just went on a bad day- a very bad day. The service was terrible, they were short staffed, but that is no excuse for how dismissive they were. Starter was OK, had fillet steaks, worse steak I've had in years. My wife's was fine, cooked rare as requested. Mine was... More 

Thank Ken B
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if the restaurant lays on the beach and has a great view, the service is auwful and they are super slow. This place is more expensive than other restaurants on the beach. Avoid the place !!

Thank olivier d
Ibiza, Spain
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place just on the beach. The personnel was really at ease so sit back and relax. Nice view on the dock and a great beach in front.

Thank JVerboven
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal at Barracuda. We ordered Cape Verdean Cracas, which were a true local seafood experience - a tubular barnacle. Weird, but tasty! And, we also ate grilled tuna and lobster. A nice meal out.

Thank Meredith A
Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set on the beach in Santa Maria the restaurant is simple but serves Ice cold beer and a great selection of mainly seafood all of it excellent. Only had lunch but by reputation everyone seems to think dinner is great also

Thank Durham898
Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, right by the beach, serving fantastic fish and seafood dishes. Lovely service from very charming waitresses, all in all a great experience. We went 3 times during the week, it would have been 4 but it closes on Mondays.

Thank Sue B
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy restaurant on the sea front. We had to wait for a table, but it was worth it. The fish was excellent, the wine good and not expensive.

Thank Hilary F
Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had good reviews about this restaurant and had high expectations, unfortunately my wife chose the Lobster which was obviously not right and she was quite unwell afterwards which tainted our experience. This was a shame as my steak was excellent.

Thank Steve A
Delft, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont go here. The only reason this review is rated with 2 stars is because the place has a nice view over the beach. The food is too expensive for this poor quality. My tuna was super dry, another friend got a red pasta instead of a pasta with lobstersauce. Furthermore the waitresses were not friendly at all. I'm not... More 

Thank LarsHeijenrath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sur la plage | Santa Maria beach, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 242 80 10

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?