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“Great Ambience & Great Value”
Review of OCaranguejo

OCaranguejo
Ranked #11 of 71 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: Pizza, Portuguese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Venha experimentar as melhores pizzas de Cabo Verde e a nossa cozinha Portuguesa num ambiente tipico e agradavel, com rede WiFi gratis.
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Hidden away down a corridor to the side of the Cape Verdean Market, look for the white iron door with the crab sign.
Tucked away off the main street, this pizza and pasta café is utterly charming. Lit by fairy lights; roofed with bamboo; and carpeted in green. The friendly service is great, and enhanced by the quirky charm of torches to select from the menu. We sat next to the kitchen which looked completely spotless. Pizzas were tasty and served thin & crispy style. Pasta was also good, especially with seafood. (Well-seasoned food which is not always a given on Sal.)
Also a great tip if you are self-catering as they also do a collection service.

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2  Thank Snufflehound
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Tucked down a little alley, with the over-hanging roofs of the other buildings giving you shelter, this is a little gem.
We ate here twice. The steak is definitely the most tasty I had on this holiday.
Waitresses are friendly & speak English.
Wonderful little touch is being given a torch to read the menu with!

3  Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Lovely little Italian restaurant between buildings. You are shown to your table, given a menu and a torch to help you read it. Lit by fairy lights, the ambience is lovely. The restaurant is very popular with locals and the food is good, be it pasta or pizza. The pizzas are one of the best on the island.

3  Thank MelaleucaPhil
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Fantastic little restaurant, small and compact but with great atmosphere.
The food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly, the lighting is low creating a great ambiance.
The staff bring round a each customer a small hand held light to read the menu by, quirky but a great touch which adds to the experience.

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2  Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

What to say about it?
The food was extraordinary, the pizza's have a tasty, crunchy crust. The way all pizza's should be.
But then.... The pasta carbonara. Wow! It was the best carbonara both me and my boyfriend ever tasted. Worth mentioning, he lived in Italy for 5 years and never had better. We came back for it and also tasted the portugese beef. Cooked to perfection with a beautiful red center.
For food and drinks we paid 2500 esc (around €23) for two persons.
Great food for great prices.

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2  Thank Nikki-Marek
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