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“Good to relax in” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe del Mar

Cafe del Mar
Ranked #4 of 159 Restaurants in Luanda
Price range: US$30 - US$90
Cuisines: Seafood, African, Bar, International, European, Grill, Fusion, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
UK.
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good to relax in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Cafe del Mar is the sister-eaterie to Coconuts, next door, on Ilha, the spit of sand across the bay in Luanda. Sit out under the awning while you wait for your meal to arrive - and wait, and wait. Two burgers and a (shallow fried?) pizza took over an hour, but the sea view is good, the atmosphere (Stan Getz and Astrid Gilberto) seemed appropriate.
If you're in no rush, this is a fine spot.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“The best "Petit Gateau" in Angola”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

There's a clean and safe beach located at the end of the island (Ilha de Luanda) with a beautiful view to the Atlantic ocean. It's Cafe del Mar. It is my favorite place to be after Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Their "Petit Gateau", a combination of ice-cream and hot chocolate cake is the best in Angola. I've never had any meal there. Superb atmosphere, friendly and very well trained Staff. Expensive, ma non Troppo!

Very well RECOMMENDED

Visited March 2013
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Tarporley, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A lovely view when eating burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Cafe Del Mar is right on the beach nearly at the end of the Ilha. It offers god views out to sea, with the occasional oil rig, and planty of freight ships passing by. Lots of vendors on the beach selling fruit, crabs, parasols etc.
The beer is cold and good. The food is OK - but essentially fast food such as burgers and pizza with chips. Burgers can be served in a variety of guises - Cowboy (with egg), Seafood (crab sticks), Tropical (pineapple ring), Baconburger (guess!) etc. Certainly cheaper that the average $50 hotel meals, and certainly a pleasant place to sit over lunch into the afternoon. The drive out along the Ilha iis interesting too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank David C
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