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Barracuda

Sur la plage | Front of Pier, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
2428010
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Ranked #15 of 39 restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: Seafood, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A really nice beach front bar with a great sea view, if visiting Santa Maria it is well worth stopping for a drink or two. We never actually ate there so I can't comment on the food but it looked good. 2.5 Euro for a pint of the local beer, which is very nice and quite strong :o)

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Saumur, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had lunch there in hot september. Fresh fish, nice french fries and beveries... Just in front of the marina and the fishermen, when they come back after their fishing day... A special place, quiet, shady, in the center of Santa Maria... We loved it.

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Leicester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A good restaurant by the beach with a good menu and friendly efficient service. The food is not expensive and is very good. Fish and seafood are a recommendation. Big enough not to require a booking, so you can just wander in. Dining inside and outside too. Nice relaxing atmosphere. My only quibble is that their cocktail menu could be... More

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Varese, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

During my week long vacation in Sal I went to Barracuda twice. The food is delicious - I highly recomend the lobster sauda (the capo verdian style) and the tuna tartare. We ordered also the deep fried prawns, the octopus, the tuna carpaccio and the goat cheese from the starter menu. All definitely worth the calories!! On our first visit,... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great location, comfy sunloungers and tasty food. Hubby had an excellent tuna and I can recommend their chocolate mousse.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate here twice, on both visits we were looked after well. Service was great and attentive, food was fresh and seasoned well, although it may have been presented a little better. The local ' Fogo wine' is very palatable and always served nice and cold. Right on the beach front so you can not fault location and the wife... More

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wervik
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

we had dinner overthere with 11 people nice location and overall very nice setting not the cheapest in santa maria but still quite reasonable in prices food not bad but also not top quality there are better places in santa maria to eat (and the best defivitively is "le prive"

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We ate here once and found it reasonably priced and the staff were attentive and happy - would have gone back if we had more time on the island.

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Swindon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ate twice at Barracuda during our recent stay on Sal - wanting to venture out from the hotel we decided on an evening meal at Barracuda and were not disappointed! Very family-friendly and we felt very welcome. As most reviewers have said, the staff speak English so our faltering Portuguese/Creole wasn't needed :) A very good choice of food... More

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Manchester, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great location right on the beach, service was also really quick. My pasta tasted OK but nothing too write home about, menu was quite limited if you don't like seafood. Staff were friendly, place was really busy so maybe we were unlucky

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