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Specialized in seafood, different fresh fish, cape verdean local dishes and cocktails... Restaurant and lounge overlooking the sea in the City of Santa Maria where sophisticated cuisine and the special touch of Chef Willy provides the diversity of traditional and international cuisine benefiting from a truly friendly environment and an emerald service attendance. Specialties: Seafood, different fresh fish, octopus, king prawn, shrimp, lobster, cape verdean local dishes and cocktails. Located approximately 100 meters from the Santa Maria Beach Offers a diverse menu a la Carte, Main Dish, Breakfast, Burgers & Pizzas Take Away Service, Live music every night and Free Wi-fi
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, International, European
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

We are staying at an all inclusive resort in Santa Maria and wander in to town on a regular basis to catch up on email and such things. Found the Cafe Del Mar to be a lovely place to stop. Attentive staff, reasonable prices and...an OK location. Currently sat here on an afternoon listening to live music and drinking a beer and can find no fault with it. Not tried the food but imagine it would be comparable with most places here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Nice surroundings and friendly staff. Half litre of house red wine nice too. We chose the grilled grouper which proved a bad choice....think very small baby grouper - smaller than should be allowed for sustainable fishing. All head and bones really. (We should have tried...the tuna. ) There was a guitarist strumming along.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Good staff .... my husband had the grilled tuna as per suggestion and I had the sandwich. Both dishes were above average.. Nice place in the evenings with live music.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

In this place you find good food for a good value. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. We were visiting this place for several times, we also were picking up some toasts for take away. Good food, good prices and nice staff. I can recommend the tuna, chickenfilet...with breadcrumbs and toasts. At evenings there are live music. Don't miss this place!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Never ever try the grouper , it is a con , inedible,cannot be cut, no refund Most rude staff and couldn’t care less attitude would not recommend far better places here in Santa Maria

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Staff at this restaurant are friendly and smiling. Ate here twice sampling the barracuda which was divine and the beef stroganoff which although tasty was a little tough. The restaurant overlooks the beach and is in a nice setting. The staff are attentive yet not...obtrusive and really look after you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

An absolutely great restaurant. It was just beside our hotel. Had breakfast there multiple times and it was great. Had lunch and dinner and they were great as well. Pricing is fantastic for the quality of food being pushed out of their small kitchen. We...kept on trying to sample all the restaurants around us, but we always came back to this one in particular.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

We had several dinners here a year ago. Really loved the food, atmosphere and service. This time atmosphere was not there. Peice to quality compare to some other restaurants close by is clearly below the others. Slightly disappointed. Shall not go again during this visit....Credit cards accepted.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

I tried several of the dishes. My favorite is grilled Tuna steak, served with mashed potato and grilled vegetables. Usually they serve garlicbutter 😋. Else ask for it. Close to the beach and main street, yet away from All the hustle. Nice guitar live music...from 18.30'ish....we are in Cape Verde, so No Stress ☺️More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

..........once dinner, and once lunch. Dinner was a huge burger with chips and salad; excellent, lots of meat and garlic. I left most of the bun because I had to choose between the filling or the bun; couldn't manage both. Lunch next day was from...the €3 lunch menu - spaghetti carbonara for me which was very filling indeed and tasty. Pleasant staff, though it can take a while for things to happen.......More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Cafe del Mar Santa Maria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4