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Quintal da Musica - 5al da Musica

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Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238 261 16 79
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Restaurant in Praia African food, fish, meat, ... In the evening there is a band performing, if you want a calm place maybe it's not the best one, food is good, budget is higher because touristic but you can spend a great night in this place. I tried the tuna steack with rice and vegetables,

Thank Lino S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing evening with live music from different artists from Cabo Verde and a good buffet. The atmosphere was great and the service was really friendly! You have to book a table in advance, we were just lucky with getting the last table without a reservation. Highly recommended!

Thank Isabella T
Ginevra, Geneve, Switzerland
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Food of good quality: excellent tuna and shrimps. I had a rice suriname style: excellent. Good portuguese wine. Traditional music with an outstanding woman singer. Very good but a little bit too noisy.

Thank Benedetto S
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I visited this place twice during my 5 day stay in Praia. First night Totinho ( Cesaria Evora's saxophonist) was playing sax and it was unforgettable . Next time we came was batuco (traditional dance of Cabo Verde) evening. For my opinion if you are a tourist and came to Cabo Verde this show must be seen. One of the... More 

Thank Arlis1211
Herzliya, Israel
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314 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

enjoy a nice tasty dinner in abondance of local cabo verdien dishes,served nice and quick ,good rum.exellent morna music.

Thank Zippi_11
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A nice and unique place to eat, very clean and a bit fancy for Praia. I hoped for more Vegetarian/Vegan options. The "vegetarian" menu they offer is not recommendable. They have decent pasta w legumes, however not vegan.

Thank Dani B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very slow service, food was over-cooked, music was boring and not as exotic as we expected. Over-priced. Better places to eat in Praia.

Thank rodneykwarwick
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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253 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I always love going to this place. We had great meals - the octopus starter was the best we had in 2 weeks on 3 islands. Portions were big and the food was fresh and tasty. Service was efficient and really friendly, and the music was fantastic (as usual!).

Thank UKbadiabranca
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The best place we went to in Praia. Pleasantly furbished, very cozy, with a nice and friendly service, a wide range of beverages and dishes (and enormous portions!) and enchanting music. Recommended for more than one visit.

Thank roseglobe
Zurich, Switzerland
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300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The two dinners at the 'Quintal da Musica' (The Backyard of Music) in the Platô quarter were probably our best experience we had in Praia. It is a beautiful place with some style and the food served there is excellent. The room is decorated with a lot of the local 'Pano'-cloth with geometrical patterns, but with different colours instead of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Santiago  >  Praia
  • Phone Number: +238 261 16 79

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