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259A Achada De Santo Antonio, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238 261 38 00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is most notable for its amazing view over the bay. This along with the chique and artsy interior gives the place a modern and up-class vibe. The prices of the meals contrast this as they are very affordable. The staff is helpful and friendly. The food was just exquisite! The fish tasted amazing and the replacement paella (as... More 

Thank Martin d
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Seated in an elegant restaurant with an amazing view we had great fish dishes, good wine and local draught beer. The service was efficient and friendly, and the food portions large. A great spot for a good meal.

Thank UKbadiabranca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The choice of "pescado" was not so wide as many options were not available but bacalhau was really good and so was the range of wines. The location is elegant, on aterrace with live music to entertain. Not lively but plesant. The prices are not exaggerate but higher than in other comparable places on the island.

Thank roseglobe
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Restaurant O Poeta is located near the waterfront in Achada de Sante Antiónio. Beside the restaurant there is a lounge. You can dine or have a drink overlooking the harbour, Santa Maria island and the ocean. O Poeta serves fish and Mediterranean dishes. Food is good but don’t expect fine dining. To our surprise the menu was in Portuguese only... More 

Thank MrsPiket
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took a taxi to the restaurant (no more than 200 CVE) where we were seated in an almost empty but lovely space high on a hill overlooking the ocean. Our drinks were served almost immediately, and they were very generous. My companion had a gin and tonic which was served with a cinnamon stick, some lime slices and some... More 

Thank Maxene923
Wervik, Belgium
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

we had dinner in this restaurant. although low season it was quite busy. it is situated on small hill with nice sea view. it looks to be very popular place. food was not bad, but we had better in praia. but price/quality is ok.

Thank antoonsix
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Great view and great food. I go there for the grilled tuna fish. The best. The staff are nice and courteous.

Thank Quetinha
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

What an amazing surprise! Simply the best selection of gin tonica! And the views of the bay are breathtaking! Well worth the visit!

Thank MCLima
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Just a must see in Praia, amazing views, wonderful venue and the best is its meals. From the sea, the best fish and great presentation. My first restaurant visited in Praa, Cabo Verde, and for sure one of my favourites.

Thank luigar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This a an upscale restaurant near the Portuguese embassy. We went on a Thursday, when they have the "rota das tapas", where you pay a small fee for a drink and a small plate of food. They only had two dishes (that were part of the menu "rota das tapas"), which were both way too salty. The rest of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259A Achada De Santo Antonio, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Santiago  >  Praia
  • Phone Number: +238 261 38 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?