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Funana D' Vila

Dutch, European
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CP 21, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
(238) 2 421238
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Funana place

Haven't tried food here so can't say. Caipirinia is deadly strong. Staff rough on the edges but can smile too so don't be put off to quickly. Find out when the life music is and go for funana as that's the place where cape verdians show their dancing skills and wizz you in.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2013
Northampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Called in, and could not believe the laid back service, but got used to it by the end of the holiday - no stress! Lunch was good, although they did have to go out for a tin of tuna for the salad but the home made chips more than made up for it. We did not experience one of the... More 

1 Thank 24hoursfrom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Really the worst! disappointing food, inattentive service, and especially the singer is out of tune and screams all the time!

3 Thank stephan l
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Haven't tried food here so can't say. Caipirinia is deadly strong. Staff rough on the edges but can smile too so don't be put off to quickly. Find out when the life music is and go for funana as that's the place where cape verdians show their dancing skills and wizz you in.

Thank Magawoo
Happy Southern
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I am really not a fussy eater, but this place was the pits ! staff rude & food well below anything else I have ever eaten. Really are nicer places to try. I wont go into the details of just how upset my stomach was the following morning.....

Thank missteddywheels
East Sussex
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Everyone seemed to recommend Funana so we gave it a try - twice. Once for a beer and once for dinner. The service was so slow it was an hour before we got a bottle of water and we left after 90 minutes because our food still hadn't arrived. The kitchen appeared to be chaotic serving tables in no particular... More 

Thank RandDtravellers
Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Food was hot and some of it very flavoursome, the couscous especially. but not what we ordered. Chicken had changed into burger and egg (although burger is pushing it - reconstituted beef is more accurate) Service was very slow, wine arrived but the water didn't Live Music was authentic but didn't cover up the poor attention to service, could easily... More 

Thank SpoonsNS
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Cabo Verde and the Island Sal is a great place for Holidays. A lot of restaurants and nice people .. BUT PLEASE AVOID THIS RESTAURANT BY ALL MEANS as the owner is brutal, cruel, harsh man. Killing Cats and Dogs just for the FUN ...A Cat has been beaten to Death and his Quad Bike rans over dogs .. I... More 

2 Thank Sahin_Okay
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Please do not visit this restaurant, the food is not good, the service is poor but worst of all the owner is cruel to animals and last week killed a dog by running it over by a quad bike, the owner also killed a cat for coming into his restaurant, the restaurant do not look after their guests and subject... More 

2 Thank HSol
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This place has a great venue in the town square but the food is average and the entertainment poor only needs one visit

Thank Hair64
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Situated in the square in Santa Maria we went straight into the restaurant on our first evening in need of food and not interested in wandering around, we were not disappointed. Their home made chips are particularly delicious but as is the rest of their menu. On the evening of our arrival when we first ate there, there was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: CP 21, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (238) 2 421238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European


Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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