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“The Happy Frog” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 'Sapo com fome' The Hungry Frog

'Sapo com fome' The Hungry Frog
Rua Travessa Da Pousada, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal CP4111, Cape Verde
002389303989
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Ranked #11 of 43 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The Happy Frog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This small family run cafe is excellent. The menu is varied but the specials are just that...specially delicious. Its right next to the pier where the fish is sold and they cook it fresh from the sea. the staff are friendly and locals as well as tourists use it regularly..breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday except sunday.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great home cooked fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Small, off the beaten track and cheap for Santa Maria. The fish is great, especially if Mummy (Anna, I think) is cooking. Dianne is very welcoming. Well worth seeking out.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Donegal
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3 restaurant reviews
“A lovely local owned small restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Sapo com fome, The hungary frog what a great name. I found this lovely cafe/restaurant on a side street off the main street in Santa Maria. I had a very nice breakfast with good coffee. I wil try the rest of the menu on my next visit to Sal. John

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Friendly people. Good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay on Sal. On both occasions food was excellent. We sat in back in open courtyard. Owner has spent time in Brighton in Uk and restaurant has feel of been in 'The Lanes'. They are working very hard to make a success and it is a very friendly family run restaurant. The fish is excellent and I would recommend this as an excellent place to eat in Santa Maria

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East Sussex
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Worth seeking out for something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is one of the few places we ate at more than once on a recent trip to Sal. It's a tiny restaurant/cafe but Dianne and her extended family are very welcoming. There is a good range of options on the menu but the restaurant will adapt orders to your taste and will prepare something special for you as well. Local fish dishes are probably the best options - particularly grouper - but there are simple options like jacket potatoes if you are after something simple.

It's spotlessly clean and although small has a nice buzz of activity.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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