We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barracuda

Seafood, International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Sur la plage | Front of Pier, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
2428010
Add hours for Barracuda and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 275 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely Food & Wine

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay inSanta Maria and each time the food was excellent, the Cha wine was chilled perfectly and tasted wonderful. On all three occasions the service was fast and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
snevetska
,
Cold Norton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sund, Finland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

With all needed to be something superb, this restaurant missing everything. Poor unorganized service, medium quality food at best, expensive, cash payment only. Not worth the money, go somewhere else, Santa Maria have a lot of other good places to eat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cold Norton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay inSanta Maria and each time the food was excellent, the Cha wine was chilled perfectly and tasted wonderful. On all three occasions the service was fast and efficient.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food in this restaurant is amazing. Very large see food menu carte. Very clean and staff are excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gloucestershire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Service abysmal,very unorganised staff. Lovely location, right on the beach but would not return,we gave it 3 chances but each time was worst than the last.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's a goto for seafood. I went for dinner several times to each the catch of the day that's comes in straight from the fishing boats. Avoid getting stuck in all inclusive resorts. You must get out and try these restaurants

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice beach side bar, good value drinks.ideal place to sit in some shade and people watch. Look forward to going again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jersey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

was a loverly meal we had but i thought i had order a espetada but when it came it more like kabab so i was little disappointed.but it was a loverly setting

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gosport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very busy sea front restaurant/bar. If you don't get there by 6-630 probably best to book. Not open all day for food have set breakfast, lunch and dinner times. When we went we found the service fine. Try the banana flambé for dessert. Made with the local grogue.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed in Santa Maria for a week and went to a different restaurant for every lunch and dinner. We decided to return to the best one for out last dinner, which was Barracuda. Very lovely service, an open kitchen, lovely decor, fresh (sea)food and original combinations on a plate. It's a big restaurant with a lovely terrace nearly on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WInnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is another beach restaurant! Expensive by CV standards, but average in Sal ... certainly pleasant service, and located well, but little in the way of ambience. The octopus was very good, in particular the starter, but I really have an issue with frozen fries! When so many fries in CV are perfect, fresh and hand cut, why one would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Barracuda also viewed

Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
 
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
 

Been to Barracuda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Barracuda and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Barracuda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?