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Chez Pastis

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Rue Amilcar Gabral, 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 984 36 96
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18:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here last week for my mums birthday, it exceeded our expectations! The setting was so so lovely with the open air roof and the colourful walls. The food was amazing, my parents both had steak who said it was the best steak they had ever had. Herbert was great too, you could tell her had such passion and... More 

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Thank Jade S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cute small restaurant with very professional owners. They know how to create the best dining experience you can have with great service and food. Make sure to book a table on forehand.

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Thank Marielle A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great restaurant although very small so booking advisable. The steak was fab and what can I say about the prawns!!

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Thank LHart61
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food wine and service is 100% we had sweet beef steak with sauteed potatoes started with a shellfish dish sorry can't remember the name it was wonderful.

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Thank sue n
Chatteris, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Pastis was the most incredible, Interesting place we have ever been too & explaining the experience is difficult as it so unique, small gorgeous restaurant placed in an alley way between two building, it has no roof but has amazing old vine tree covering where roof would be, walls are painted bright red stone wash with painted window frames... More 

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Thank Diane d
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a lot of restaurants at Sal and this was the best! Especially the chef special fish pasta was great! You do have to make a reservation. Easiest is to email them!

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Thank Martijn S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Food and the Best Staff :) And in Chez Pastis you eat the best food and seafood in the island :)

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Thank Lea C
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant as the place to go for the best steak. We had to book and had a choice of two sittings. After we arrived the door was locked and we sat on rickety chairs o the wrong cuts of meat had been delivered "on an uneven floor. The choices were compromised "due to what had come... More 

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Thank David B
HerbertFino, Proprietario at Chez Pastis, responded to this review

Dear Dave, I'm the owner of the restaurant and the one that recommended you to go for a certain kind of dish. Being Brasilian meat one of the specialities of our house, the same needs to be cooked rare or maximum medium/rare to be tasty, no way out ( as specified in the menu!!). So when you write saying that... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third time we have been here great food and welcome each time. Very small as it is in covered alley way with vine leaves, ask for table by door as it is not so hot there. Lovely steak, one cheese is fab.

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Thank Alisonblackmore27
Dakar, Senegal
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place! Chez Pastis is a small restaurant with a great choice of meals; meat, seafood, pasta everything is good. I had the homemade raviolis: the sauce is unbelievable! I recommend the fish tartare and the smoked fish carpaccio for appetizers. They will blow your mind! The meat they served was very tender and the sauce was good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Amilcar Gabral, 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 984 36 96

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