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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food and music

The food here is excellent. Be sure to get the banana flambé. The atmosphere is fun and dynamic. Music starts around 9pm nightly but they are closed on Sunday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Suzy C
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Agouraï, Meknes, Morocco
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Agouraï, Meknes, Morocco
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food here is excellent. Be sure to get the banana flambé. The atmosphere is fun and dynamic. Music starts around 9pm nightly but they are closed on Sunday.

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Thank Suzy C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try this Restaurant on our previous visits to Praia but never got there. We made it this year and were delighted. The staff were very helpful and despite our minimal understanding of Portuguese and their minimal English, we managed to order some lovely dishes. We started with a portion of Prawns as a starter to share, followed... More 

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Thank 186220Foodlover
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up in the Plateau in Praia the restaurant is in a large covered courtyard entered through a small door and passageway. The large dining area seats about 80 people and had mostly tourists and quite a few 'locals'. It would be advisable to make a booking as it was full that evening.The walls are adored with photographs of previous musicians... More 

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Thank Antony B
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daily food specials are very affordable and delicious! They had some local artist performing! Great environment

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Thank mfernandes44
Paris, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Great live music every night. The place to visit if you want to catch some caboverdian music! I didn't taste the food but enjoyed a nice caipirinha. It's a shame they don't have a bar / lounge section, as the set up as a buffet restaurant is a bit uninviting unless you visit with a party.

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Thank Christian G
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We came to the restaurant without a reservation, which in the run up to Christmas wasn't a good idea. Long tables were waiting various Christmas celebrants but the waiter managed to find us a place. We were very early, when the venue had just opened. We ordered drinks, as we listened to the band rehearse. The singer had a beautiful... More 

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Thank 268sam
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner in Quintal da Música. As we could not understand the menu, the waiter explained and suggested very nice food. We had salted gambas as starter, vegetarian rice and goat as main. All was very tasty and nothing to complain. Enjoy!

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Thank Bianca981
Recife, PE
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Kind of the temple for Cape-verdean music, with a nice Krioula cuisine to match. Get a table by the stage.

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Thank Onfalopsico
Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I have been there in November 2015 and really enjoy the evening. Food was very good, well presented, quickly served. Service was execellent with the right combination of prefessionalism and courtesy. The live music was also very good, mainly from local tradition. Avoid sitting close to the set, the music is quite loud there.

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Thank fabio2111
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had catxupa (and that isn't on the menu... but if you ask they will have it) and was one of the best that we had! Also, live cape verdite music with 2 amazing musicians was on. Staff was very friendly and it was quite cheap.

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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: Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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