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Wakan Bar

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Pub, Bar, Fast food, Wine Bar
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Avenida dos Pescadores | Praia Diante, Boa Vista 5100, Cape Verde
+238 978 26 56
13:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The best coffee we had at Cape Verde thanks to the nice Italian owners! We also had good drinks and got some good snacks (without even asking for them). Nice location (you were sitting basically at the beach). Definitely worth visiting (especially due to the owners)!

Thank Eva S
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Been here few times, will most definetely come back again. Best cocktails and staff in Boa Vista. I would recomend this Bar to everyone who is visiting Boa Vista Island!!!

Thank Paulius F
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a drink at this place. A discovery. Excellent house-made gin and tonic. To be tasted!!! NIce place. First time we went there. Italian owners but they also speak fluently French!

Thank frieda e
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the whole experience, the kindness of the owners , their explanations and help when crossing them on one of our trips and of course of their unique and very, very best cocktail bar of the island of Boavista !!! A place not to miss when you pass at Sal Rei, just near the Harbour. To stop for a... More 

Thank 70Hans_69
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Really good cocktails, excellent service and a wonderful view - very strongly recommended for anyone visiting Sal Rei

Thank David H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

They also do cocktails. They speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and of course Portuguese. It is friendly, right next to the sea (next to the small boat harbour) Prices are fair.

Thank Dugald T
Saint Julian's, Malta
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Four years ago I wrote a review of this small oasis within a stones throw of the Atlantic Ocean at Praia de Diante. Though giving it an excellent even then I wrote. That "it was nothing to write home about" because I didn't want anyone to know about this lovely little place, still ran by the Lovely Italian couple, Romina... More 

Thank tjm1957
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

a boat in the middle of the road?? Yes must be the most unusual bar I have ever seen! Quite wonderful, and I just love the fact that the tree grows through it.......... stop by and have a chill..........

1 Thank aliol
Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great selection of drinks, not bad prices and good service. what more do you need! The location is good too, just by the sea front. You can easily pass an hour or two chilling out here.

Thank Richard F
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We loved this place the most for the lovely lady-owner, she gives everyone a warm welcome and plenty of good tips for the best restaurants in town! Just the perfect place to have a drink before dinner.

Thank Marjo0906

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Bar, Fast food, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida dos Pescadores | Praia Diante, Boa Vista 5100, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +238 978 26 56
A bar or a boat in the middle of the street. Unique place Wakan Bar .... the art of the cocktail

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