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Tam Tam, Bar & Restaurant

Rua Amilcar Cabral, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #3 of 38 restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tam Tam, Bar & Restaurant. Very popular, well known bar in Sal that serves a very good selection of drinks and meals, all day and evenings.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tam Tam, Bar & Restaurant. Very popular, well known bar in Sal that serves a very good selection of drinks and meals, all day and evenings.
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We have frequented Tam Tams on all of our visits to Sal. You are always gauranteed a very warm velcome from the owners, Amy and Kieran, I hope I've spelt their names right! The food is home cooked, I recommend the Thai curry. The beer is also good, that said we were there on St Patricks day and the beer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I found Tam Tam to be the place we kept going back to. The staff were lovely, the service was good and they served popcorn with every drink! Where is there to go wrong?

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Madeira, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We'd read the reviews on here before arriving on Sal and it was on our list to visit. We weren't disappointed. When we arrived the bar was really busy and although we managed to get a drink we weren't sure we would be able to eat. However we were given a menu even though we didn't have a seat and... More

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santa maria, cape verde
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Yes, it is an Irish bar, No, you cannot get Guinness. Everything is imported so very expensive & difficult to get in. If you want Irish beer, go to Ireland. If you want a real Irish welcome in an African themed bar then go to Tam Tam

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liverpool UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The irish bar is by far, the best bar, In Santa Maria. We loved it. We travel quite a lot & love to sample local life but, just hidden behind the main tourist route is the *Tam Tam* irish bar. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff & owners. Kieran & his Mrs (a beautiful irish girl, please forgive... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

my wife and i both had good food , good drinks and the bar man is very helpful i asked him where i could buy cigars and he went over to the shop to find out for me and came back and said where I can buy them and if they sold out he could get some for us the... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I are both in our early 20's. It was out second visit to the island of Sal. It was out first visit to the Tam Tam. We visited tam tam 3 different occasions. On our first visit we went there for drinks to watch the football game that was showing. It was packed out but it was... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A definite must for breakfast or dinner, great service, warm hospitality, nothing is too much trouble, the Irish stew is amazing on Irish night on Saturday evenings, what more can i say....excellent! oh and great value! Helen Jordan When i say its not the best meal i have ever had in a restaurant i would be lying, i have eaten... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

As with most bars football is first on the agenda but otherwise was run by a friendly Irish lass. Watch out for match nights!

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are looking for THE perfect place to have lunch, drink a beer with friends, enjoy THE BEST KATCHUPA EVER in alla CABO VERDE, the greatest freshest salads, well TAM TAM is your place! Further on the owners are not just adorable, but they make you feel as if you were home! the worst day you had, can turn... More

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