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“Good fun, good food and a pleasant break from the all inclusive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fon Banana

Fon Banana
Fon' Banana, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Ranked #9 of 31 restaurants in Boa Vista
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Coventry, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good fun, good food and a pleasant break from the all inclusive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Cristina Brito serves local food - Lobster menu 40 euro - goat 30 euro - or chicken.

The price includes a 20 minute taxi ride to and from your hotel.

Good food, cold beer 2 euro, or wine, in pleasant surroundings in an old village about 20 minutes from the Rui Karamboa.

There is live music, guitars, eukalales, bongos etc, gentle singing, and when the food has been served, Cristina leads the dancing.

Its all a very pleasant change from the all inclusive, and whilst you have already paid for food and drink in your all inclusive package, this is much more real - and appetisers, grilled lobster, coconut pudding etc with punch and grog - all good fun.

There was a good mix of nationalities amongst the 20+ diners - and all mixed in.

We had a great time and heartily recommend it to others

GSM Phone (+238) 9824213
Phone (+238) 2511871

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
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“A great night out, fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

If you are ever in Boa Vista in an all inclusive hotel and want to enjoy a night away from the buffet. Then a trip to Fon Banana in a must. Situated in a little village just a bit from Santa Monica Beach this serves a Cape Verdean meal with music and dancing afterwards.

The owner and her family ( Christina) speak 4 languages and offer excellent service,
the price of the meal includes transport to and from your hotel ( I think its the band members)

The restaurant is outside and lovley little holes in the ceiling so you can see the stars, fresh lobster caught that day. Cape Verdean Wine which is grown in Island of Fogo inside a volcano is excellent.

During the meal the band play traditional music and songs , then after dinner pick up the pace for some lively dancing and everyone encouraged to join in.

It is also a locals bar so you can get to meet the " real " people of the village.

I think is only only Tuesday, Wed and Saturday and only seats about 40 and seems to be very popular hotel receptions should be able to contact Fon Banana for you. It was really memorable night out

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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