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Blue Marlin

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Sal Rei, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual service combined with fresh tuna in white wine sauce and rice was an enjoyable first evening in Boa Vista. Our daughter of 8 had some simple pasta in tomato sauce which was tasty. Overall a pleasant evening.

Thank Jo D
Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a a very small restaurant directly at the main square of sal rei that offers good food for a reasonable price. As the name of the place says - mostly fish and seafood can be found on the menu but barely any vegetarian options not even a salad. If you are interested in traditional dishes you need to preorder... More 

Thank FishingForGopas
Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice place to stop and have a beer very small but very friendly And not expensive Only had drinks there but food looked nice

Thank paultaylor1963
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Blue Marlin on a sunday, when a children's carnaval parade was marching around the town central square. Blue Marlin has a laidback atmosphere, is excellent to enjoy a beer or a meal and observe the busy surroundings. It's also visited heavily by the locals, which is always a good sign

Thank Vince V
Zeist, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a warm intimate restaurant with good [sea]food, with only 4 tables it is wise to make a reservation! Also the wines are good!

Thank lmdebrauw
Westerham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Hubby and I were having a wonderful relaxing break in the sun. We tried several times to get a walk in but as this place is tiny we finally got our hotel to book us a table. It was well worth the wait. Beautiful grilled fish and stunning tuna and wahoo carpaccio. While you are eating you notice the walls... More 

Thank linda d
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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 4110, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +238-251-10-99

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