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Blue Marlin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

went to have a drink here with the locals was fantastic atmosphere drinks very reasonable. if in boa vista you need to have a drink here.

Thank deborah k
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

excellent place to have a drink with friends in the center of Sal rei, and the food is (hmmmmmm) deliscious...

Thank X E
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with my partner after reading good reviews on trip advisor. The food was amazing, I had lobster and my partner had steak. The restaurant is very small so please book in advance, it only has 3 tables. The portion size is very good and the price is very reasonable, would highly recommend if your wanting to try a... More 

Thank chelsea719
Worcester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink at the advice of our taxi driver. Returned to eat a couple of days later. Food was good. Never saw another tourist & their English is not the best, but that was part of the attraction for us. You may have a lucky lucky man try to hassle you, but a firm go away, will... More 

Thank Jim S
Mayfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great local bar and fish restaurant .. A must if in town .. for a beer at least .. Didn't try the food but appears nice and fresh fish etc

Thank baileysnake
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed three days on Boavista. The first time we ate in this restaurant, we were 'in a hurry' for a late night turtle tour. We were surprised by the pureness of the food. It is simple but delicious. And not expensive (meal+one drink: 2500 esc for 2!) The owner cooked and served the food. At first he doesn't seem... More 

Thank Kate S
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I am still dreaming of the meal we had in this restaurant. We shared some shrimps for appetizers and then had the best pasta alla lagosta. It was, fresh, tasty, simply delicious. The restaurant is very small so try to book in advance so you don't miss the chance to eat there. Also, service was perfect and the restaurant has... More 

Thank Julie D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good food and good location. I would definitely visit this place again. We had fish which was perfect.

Thank ewitvers
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Atmosphere is brilliant and surrounded by lots of culture. Theres lots of information about game fishing on the walls. The food was really beautiful, I had a tuna steak and it was incredible. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank Kate Y
Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This place is really small, so you need to book. It was recommended to us and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent and the service good & it's well priced as well. Make sure you go at least once whilst in Sal Rei

Thank Richard F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Boa Vista

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