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Barracuda

Seafood, International
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Sur la plage | Front of Pier, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
2428010
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food great place shame about the dodgy lighting

Really cannot say a bad word about the food, the tuna was cooked to perfection and the lemon cream it came with was rich and full of flavor. My wife also loved her fish dished and we both felt the staff were amazing. The only thing that spoilled it was the outdoor lighting going off at regular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely venue however the food was a little bland and overpriced for the island standard. I had the jambalaya which had little flavour and my wife had the filet minion which was OK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Really cannot say a bad word about the food, the tuna was cooked to perfection and the lemon cream it came with was rich and full of flavor. My wife also loved her fish dished and we both felt the staff were amazing. The only thing that spoilled it was the outdoor lighting going off at regular intervals it didn't... More 

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lancashire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We personally was not the best impressed the food was ok and edible but nothing fancy for what we paid.

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Chilworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant on the front. Local dishes are cheap however like much if the food. Anything different is very expensive. Would recommend coming here if you fancy a change from the hotel buffet. Service was quick and very friendly.

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Pula, Croatia
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We like to eat in Baracuda. Lowely place with local food for good price. If you Visit Santa Maria pass by for lunch or dinner! Cheers

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is located near the busy beaches so easy to go to while bumming in the sun. Their terrace is well protected from the wind and has sufficient shade but also sunny areas. The food we had, simple sandwich was OK and had the expected higher price when in a resort town.

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liverpool UK
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28 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Barracuda is always on our list of places to eat in Santa Maria and it always delivers nice food. The house wine is cheap enough at 500 CVE for half a litre, though I suspect the measure was a little less than that, Cape Verde does have a tendency for measures to vary from glass to glass and bar to... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant is owned by a couple where the husband is working among the guests and the wife is the chef. The restaurant is clean and nice and the service is very good. Try the different choises of sea food, indoors or outdoors overlooking the beach. Absolutly one of the best restaurants in Santa Maria that serves good quality food.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We saw the recommendation for this restaurant and tried it. Loved it and returned several times. The staff were so friendly that they even reserved 'our' table without us asking for our final evening. Food was delicious and freshly prepared. Lovely location on the beach. Popular place so necessary to book to eat later.

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the other side of the pier from our favourite beach bars (the rocky side) but very welcoming and you can watch the world (and taxis) go by. Also by the beach fitness area so loads of buff men doing chin ups and curls etc. SHEER BLISS suggest you leave the boyfrind home and chill/perv out here for an hour or... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Sur la plage | Front of Pier, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 2428010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

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