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Chez Tete

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$$ - $$$
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Av.12 Julho, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local restaurant with local food. Fish was just great. A little Hard to find place, but well worth the visit. Costs about 10 euros per person.

Thank opinto
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been here for two years. It remains one of the best places to eat fish. Any fish (let them chose for you)! It's a little difficult to find the place, but you can ask anyone. Arrive early.

Thank Saul O
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I just left there after eating dinner with two fellow colleagues and am completely stuffed. First and foremost, the others are correct in saying that this place is very hard to find. Rule of thumb with this place is that if it feels like you're going down the wrong path, then you're probably in the right place. It is on... More 

Thank Greg J
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Not quite the transcendent experience others describe, but good food well-prepared. Local joints on Parque Popular offer better food at half the price. Be aware: the location is NOT at the listed address. Find it on google maps listed as "Dona Tete"; the old location is also shown on the map as "Tete." Closed on weekends.

Thank sr.rb
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Amazing grilled frish! Outdoor environment. Sometimes it takes long because of the amount of people but its worth trying.

Thank César C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is hard to rate a restaurant in an island like São Tomé, The food, mainly fish deserves five stars for taste and quality. The staff deserves five stars for friendliness and hospitality. I'm just giving it a four star for the space itself which although it is clean could certainly be improved.

Thank Arlindo B
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were taken there by our tour guide. Otherwise we would hardly have gone there. But it was totally worth it. The food Tété and her cooks make is delicious. The space is a garden that belongs to a house. Definitely a most try in São Tomé!

Thank Nuno F D
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant still exists but has changed location!!! Now in a neighborhood behind hotel pestana (wasn't easy to find and tripadvisor doesn't let me upload screenshot of Google maps) We had delicious pargo fish in the very nice garden. Definitely a must visit place in São Tomé!

Thank kroum1239
gent, belgium
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Although this restaurant is very well known is sao Tome and almost everybody told us to go there , it is at best average. Finding it is not easy. The access is very hard. The restaurant itself is a garden. So it would be quite nice with a little effort. The fish is fresh. All there is to say. All... More 

Thank alfons c
Sao Tome
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

What a nice meal and setting. I arrived with a group of eight. Only drink orders are taken. The meal is the specialty of the day, almost always fish. We had two large trays of three types of barbecue fish arrive at the table. Tender breadfruit and deep fried bananas on the side round out the meal nicely. With beer,... More 

Thank SaoTomeTripper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av.12 Julho, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Location: Africa  >  Sao Tome and Principe  >  Sao Tome Island  >  Sao Tome
  • Phone Number: 2399904353
Family-run, popular with locals and expatriates. Recommended also by the Bradt Guide of Sao Tome amd Principe

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?