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Restaurante Barracuda

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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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good local restaurant with tables and chairs in the sand. Be sure to try the cracas or the tuna with exotic fruit sauce.

Thank PatrickVC
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After wandering around Santa Maria for a few hours, we were looking for a bar on the beach to have a drink and Restaurante Barracuda fitted the bill. Great views. After 10 minutes a waitress came and gave us a token and indicated another waitress would take the order. After 5 minutes, another waitress came and took the order. After... More 

1 Thank gybe53
Worcester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's such a shame Beautiful setting Beautiful food Service well, they need to start again Last year this was rated our number one Now I don't know , I would struggle to go back Food advertised is not on menu And this happened three times I.e. Baked sea bass in salt and others

1 Thank WorldFisherman
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in Cape Verde for a week, and tried many of the restaurants in Santa Maria, but this was our favourite. The food (especially the fish) is superb and the al fresco dining on the beach is great. Highly recommended.

Thank JMD08
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181 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Didn't particularly enjoy the food. Had fish and chicken. Pleasant enough restaurant service could be improved

1 Thank Graeme_UK_9
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely fish restaurant in a great location . Food was great and ambience good. However, as with most places on Sal, service ranges from poor to abysmal and you get the sense you are creating a large inconvenience by giving these people custom.

Thank DisgustedofKL
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go there unless you want to be ripped off and don't have the lobster as they don't know how to cook it

Thank Davidshaw163
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an acceptable meal here, but pretty pricey for what it was. Obviously a popular restaurant as it was jam-packed and consequently we had to wait a long time (a) to be given menu, (b) to place and order and (c) to be served. Didn't feel like returning.

Thank MrsPSalisbury
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to discover typical meal from Cap Verde, this restaurant is one of the best address to go. I would suggest tuna tartare (from fresh fish), Jambalaya rice and the must to eat The Cracas, a typical shellfish from this island. Service is OK, missing some smiles.

Thank Sénaporak L
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very very pleasant bar\restaurant right on the seafront with fabulous views across the bay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was very fresh and a work of art. Very reasonably priced. Probably my favourite place to relax. Stunning.

Thank Jeff D

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?