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Quintal da Musica - 5al da Musica

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Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238(261)2608
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Must go

Fantastic service with a smile, good food, reasonable prices and great music. The music starts at nine , so don't go to early.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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rotterdam
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rotterdam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic service with a smile, good food, reasonable prices and great music. The music starts at nine , so don't go to early.

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Banjul, Gambia
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39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great Ambience. Good Food. Live Music and Dancing Family place Good Service Overall a great experience

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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had heard about this place but were told it was essential to make reservations. Our friendly taxi driver, Moses, rang up and made the booking and just told us to turn up and mention his name. We arrived about 7.30pm which is a little early if you are there for the music, which starts between 8.30 and 9.00. Our... More 

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Definitely the place to go when you are in Praia and on the Plateau. Our meals were excellent. The intimate space is ideal for live music. The only drawback was the maître d': he was too quick to suggest the most expensive option. A little too much hustle. We felt more comfortable once he finally gave up on us and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

...so i'm told by the locals. I went on a tuesday and it was a good show. A group of women play, sing and dance batuque, which originated in Santiago. the dancing is pretty impressive. You can go there for a drink, though most of the space is a restaurant, with the stage at one end. They do decent, filling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I visited Praia for a few days with a friend. At one point, a guy approached us and told us there was a performance in Quintal da Musica. So we went to have a look. The waiter was extremely friendly. We got a table, right in the frond of the little stage. He made us a special cocktail, which was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I went there with a group first, and it blew my mind. The food, the service and the music were all on point. The next time i visited Praia, i decided to go with few friends and the experience was the same. I'm sure the next time i'm in Praia, i will definitely be visiting again

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Toulouse, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Of course it is expensive according to caboverdian standards, but the food was excellent and music was top-level. You can be sur that you'll envoy your night.

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Bergen, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Not really my cup of tea. Some of the artists singing/playing here are great, but it's a bit too formal, with well-dressed people dining all around you and no place to mingle with locals. If you go alone, you tend to end up alone. As a jazz or folk club it's way too stiff for my personal taste. Having said... More 

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milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

second time there, after 10 years, not much has changed, it is ok, long time to get the food but the music is there. typical capo verde restaurant without risks or excellences, the bill is higher than other places but the music and the large quintal (couryard) are a good reason to pay little more. An average place but surely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Santiago  >  Praia
  • Phone Number: +238(261)2608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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