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Estrada principal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 242 19 16
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
Estrada principal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Excellent food and wine, great service, and an informal atmosphere. The view upstairs under a thatched roof, with no walls was amazing as the sun went down. We missed the music as were very early for eating that evening; but there was a pianist preparing.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great place for a quick lunch and a drink. View from the terrace is amazing. Staff very polite and helpful. Tuna carpaccio is worth recommending.

Thank Bartek M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fab restaurant the seafood was amazing. We had the lobster it was gorgeous. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit!

Thank Fulham2006
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Good for a night out, although not the cheapest in Santa Maria the quality is excellent and with the views across the beach and the village make it a place to go

Thank daveww2015
Reviewed 8 May 2017

You sit on a rooftop terrace. That's lovely. The food was ok, though the fish had been grilled a bit too long. The music is of the 'can't-do-any-harm' kind; definitely not local.

Thank Kaysee007
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The restaurant is right on the beach in Santa maria. They cater many for sea food and do have meat dishes. Their speciality is lobster and they are enormous! I couldn't get through half of the whole lobster I was given. There was only three...More

Thank baz_loneragan
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Really nice little find. We went twice, and I think it was best for the lunch/sandwiches we ate. Really lovely staff who were always smiling. The meals come with crisps instead of chips, which were nice but a little disappointing! Decorated really nicely in beach...More

Thank nosrekcids
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here ,it was superb,beautiful surroundings facing the beach lads was coming from the pier with fresh tuna and was purchased then cooked,impossible to get fresher absolutely brilliant cheers steve

Thank sparksy171
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Long waiting for everything, food was Ok But not for that price, could get same food somewhere else much cheaper. Never seen worst service. Was a lunch time and restaurant was totally empty But whatever you ask for answer is one moment and staff Just...More

Thank Matúš Š
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What should have been the best dinner of the week became the worst. After having ordered a lobster dinner the Owner came to the restaurant. Taking all the space- impossible for other costumers to make an order. Yelling to the Staff. In front of other...More

1  Thank Anna S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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