Tips on eating out -There are some great little places
There are many restaurants, cafe's and bars on Sal Island, some more popular than others, but it doesn't mean to say that some of the local places to eat aren't worth a visit. Some of the restaurants close for holidays during the summer months when it's quieter, others change ownership and are re-named or new ones open and close from time to time. Below you will find a list of places to eat and drink in Santa Maria, the main tourist area on Sal Island. There are more in Espargos, then some others in the smaller villages on the island. This page is not updated regularly but you can check out restaurants and bars advertised on this page and also in our Yellow Business Directory
If you are looking for more information on activities and services on Sal Island and Santa Maria, Cape Verde, you'll find this under 'What's On - Sal Island' on the right side of this page.
A section of the road along Rua 1 de Junho is being pedestrianised (May/June 2018) making it safer for tourists wishing to amble along the road and for the restaurants and bars in that area to offer services outside their restaurant or bar.
However, whichever island and place you choose to eat at, here are some top tips, best advice to help keep you from having a dickie tummy:
1. Don't lick your fingers
2. Use hand gel before eating
3. Be aware of what you handle before eating food.
4. Don't bite your nails.
5. If there are lots of flies about be extra wary.
A number of bars and restaurants will provide 'happy hour', 'special promotions', 'special events' or other offers on food and /or drink, either on a regular basis or as a one off 'promotional offer'. There are also bars and restaurants which show sports coverage of football, or other sports or major events. They may also provide live music. You can book dinner in advance in some All Inclusive hotels. At B&B or half board hotels you can also enquire about booking a table for dinner and choose from the menu. Some hotels may also provide other forms of entertainment which you can enjoy after dinner.
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Where you can have a meal, but make enquiries with the hotel:
Ponta Preta Restaurant
Cafe Cultural (on Square opposite Ocean Cafe)
Lanchonette d'Angela.........self service buffet lunchtime, BBQ on weekends.
Cafe del Mar
Mercarea de Peixe
Columbus Restaurant (Praia Antonio Sousa Beach)
Josh Angulo's Restaurant (Praia Antonio Sousa Beach)
NOTE: Papayas Restaurant (closed for refurbishment) - walk through Porto Antigo 1 complex to harbour wall.
Snack Bar Bilu (between Hotel Odjo d'Agua and outdoor market).
Unknown (across from Nha Terra)
Gira Mondo Icecream
Around corner from Gira Mondo: 'The Hungry Frog' and 'Leonardo's Italian Restaurant
Cafe Cultural (on Square)
Market, Sports Bar and Grill (Genuine)
Gin & Beer ? ..... after G&B but before the next restaurant (around corner) is Cafe Creolo
Small Snack hut
New Ice cream cafe
Enacol Garage Cafe
Hotel Sobrado Restaurant
Pensao Porto do Vento - rear of Enacol Garage, on new road.
Bar A Onda (Djadsal Residence)
Turi Fogo (Zum Fisherman)- just back off the main road
Mexican Restaurant ( behind Djadsal Residence)
Chicken Avalanche (off side street)
Camara Camara Shwarma
Gin and Beer
Bailey's Bar and restaurant
There are many other smaller local cafe's and restaurants in and around Santa Maria.
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