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Roca Sao Joao dos Angolares


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews lunch tasting menu fruit chicken seafood octopus excellent food main dish local ingredients per person chef joao small bites great meal course meal great view old building fabulous experience
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great, original food, wonderful place and incredibly cheap for what you have. Our daughter did not do the tasting and she got a delicious chicken stewed in a sauce with chick peas and rice and this added only 4 euros to the menu! Not to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank diana188644
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights and ate in the restaurant every dinner, plus tried the lunchtime tasting menu. The lunchtime meals are a major operation and a joy to watch such a well honed performance. All the staff ran things like clockwork, so the chef was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank meadowmead
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some commenters that say that the "tasting menu" is quite pretentious. The reality is that you pay 25 EUR for very elaborated plates that are cooked exclusively with local ingredients (try to find this in the first world!) with a surprising experience in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank josephsD895VD
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Beautiful Roça, amazing gourmet food with local ingredientes with the explanations of the Chef João Carlos Silva, owner of the Roça

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ines J
Reviewed January 22, 2019

What a stunning location, and fabulous tasting menu. It was such a treat to try their menu, so creatively put together, and beautifully presented little morsels of local produce. And the wonderful art and sculpture was simply not to be missed either. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison T
Reviewed January 2, 2019

So wonderful to see an old historic Roça brought to life by chef João Carlos Silva. The main floor of the Roça is taken over by the dining room and open concept kitchen. Get a seat near the back/kitchen to watch the magic... the chef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Traveltales_Joe
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

This is by far the most established, considered and delicious dining experience on the entire island of São Tomé and I cannot recommend it enough. More than ten courses were served for lunch, each filled with unique and balanced flavours for a very reasonable €25...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank missemmajude
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular place! Excellent food for meat eaters, seafood enthusiasts and vegetarians too! Tasting menu - each course was explained which was a very nice touch. Service was spectacular and quite quick considering the restaurant was fairly busy. Very interesting decor (the owner is local art...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Agnieszka W
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to stay here because i’m a big fan of João Carlos but I had no lucky to meet him. In the other hand, had the pleasure to taste his dishes that were delicious! The room is super super confy but wouldn’t mind...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andreia V B
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This restaurangis located in an old building at a previously Portuguese plantation with a famous chef appearing on TV, Joao Carlo Silva. We lost count of all the dishes but think it was 10 starters, one main dish and 3 desserts. The serwing crew will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stellan D
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Armando A
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Hello Armando I am sorry to reply in English. I don't really know -we had great difficulty making contact with Sao Joao as they didn't reply to my emails or messages to their Facebook page. We eventually booked (to stay... More
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