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Chez Tete

) #1 of 20 Restaurants in Sao Tome €€ - €€€ African, Seafood
Av.12 Julho, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
+239 990 4353
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Seafood
€€ - €€€
Av.12 Julho, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody agree that we eat in chez Tete a fresh fish and natural vegetables. All is good. Not a good restaurant for who don t like fish food. The local is Tete garden home with a large cuisine open and a pleasant green where tables...More

Thank janiceLisbon
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Locally known as Dona Teté, this little restaurant is tucked away in a residential area that would otherwise be hard to get to. My family and I were staying at the Pestana São Tomé, and used our wifi to pull it up on google maps....More

Thank davidkillough
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Like many other reviewers have said, it's a little tricky to find Dona Tete's garden restaurant, but it was worth the effort in our opinion. We came on foot from the Pestana hotel and found it according to the current location on Google maps. The...More

Thank 1984milesaway
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Perhaps the best restaurant in Sao Tome, the seating is outdoors on a lawn. There is a covered shed for when it rains (this is not nearly as nice). The menu is limited to fresh fish (four were offered when I was there). Expertly prepared...More

1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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.

2  Thank opinto
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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.

2  Thank Saul O
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank Greg J
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...More

1  Thank sr.rb
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

1  Thank César C
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...More

1  Thank Arlindo B
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Colin P
17 April 2017|
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Response from Saul O | Reviewed this property |
0°19'36.07"N / 6°44'26.95"E It's not easy to find. Take the road from S. Tomé to Pantufo; 200m after the restaurant "O Pirata" take the first road right; then, after 120m, right again, cross a small bridge over a rain... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +239 990 4353
Family-run, popular with locals and expatriates. Recommended also by the Bradt Guide of Sao Tome amd Principe
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