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Italian, European, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was very quiet when we went which was a shame because the service and food was excellent. The website suggests there are two sittings (6.30pm and 8.30pm) but I suspect if they aren't busy then they accept walk in customers. We had a lovely...meal, thank you. Will return when we are next in Cape Verde !More

Date of visit: April 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. Yes, May and September are quiet months here in Cape Verde... time to relax! I am happy you enjoyed service and food. Looking forward to see you again on your next trip to CV!

Reviewed 21 April 2022

I really enjoyed a very atmospheric evening here with new found friends. There are two seatings so we did feel a bit rushed to leave, but besides that had lovely meal.

Date of visit: April 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for you review!

Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Cozy restaurant under vines! Super Small, fits around 20 customers. Recommend a reservation. We didn’t had one though and we still got a table. Pasta dishes were amazing! Nice and relaxed staff!

Date of visit: April 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2022

Thank you Millainen for your nice review!

Reviewed 8 April 2022

I really enjoyed the tagliatelle with gorgonzola sauce and a massive salad. High quality. Great ,relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff too. They encouraged diners to chat to each other which was great for me as I was alone. Quite pricey but, worth it if you...can afford it!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2022

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 2 April 2022

It’s a very mediocre cramped rustic setting, serving middle of the road meals. Personally I was disappointed with the fish fantasies dish.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Very nice food. I’ll try the beef next time. Great staff, seem to enjoy being there! It is small so you may wait for a table but they will get one for you. I also wasn’t offered a Limoncello (all other tables were); make sure...to ask and they’ll give you, I think they assumed I don’t drink as didn’t have wine etc.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2022

Hi Anne! Thank you for your nice review and sorry for the Limoncello... next time you'll get two! :) Don't forget to try our Sambuca Tchaka Tchaka... specialty of the house. Cheers,

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely small place - it is advisable to book a table. Unique atmosphere, knowledgeable waiters giving the little extra to make our night memorable.

Date of visit: February 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2022

Glad you enjoyed Caroline! Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 23 February 2022

Our first time in Santa Maria and we looked for good places to eat. We don't mind paying for good food but this place fell very short of the reviews and hype. We had a garlic prawn starter to share, I had lobster and my...partner had steak and a big bottle of water. We spent almost 80Euros and we left feeling very disappointed. The steak was small and not cooked to how it was ordered, the potatoes and salad are served in dip bowls so you're basically getting half a potato and a tiny portion of shredded carrot, two cubes of tomato and papaya and shredded lettuce salad which is gone in two mouthfuls. The lobster was ok but doesn't warrant 35Euros especially when you're by the ocean, same for the prawns, absolutely baffling. Booking for a table is essential as you're piled into a tiny alleyway rubbing shoulders with other diners and no chance for a COVID-19 socially distanced dinner. Needless to say, we did it once and won't visit again. There are much much better places to eat and for reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Dear Shakeera, if you read comments of other clients before placing the reservation you would had notice that Chez Pastis is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and people are closed one to another to improve comunication among clients. This is one of the things that makes this...More

Reviewed 19 February 2022 via mobile

This was wonderful. It’s quirky and pretty and FUN. Best of all the smoked fish carpaccio and the cheesy fish were absolutely delicious. Go and try it ❤️

Date of visit: February 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Thank you emjbex!

Reviewed 19 February 2022 via mobile

This place was so nice and tiny. Like an experience :) everyone was so kind to us. My husband ates lobster. It was cooked perfect. I ate maybe the best pasta carbonara ever.

Date of visit: February 2022
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andreabenolli77, Owner at Chez Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Thank you Maija!

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Our whatsapp number is +2389843696.
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Response from Ian F | Reviewed this property |
No. Cash (escudos) only. 2 sittings 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Booking essential.
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Response from BigJohnW | Reviewed this property |
They usually have a scribbled note on the door saying "phone this number to book, taking bookings for (probably 3 days away) 7pm sitting". They have an early and late sitting. I think they enjoy making it difficult.
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Chez Pastis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5