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Filomar

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Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
+239 222 1908
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Aalborg, Denmark
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

selection was between two different kind of fish. portions were very big served with plantan and other vegetables. very fresh and teasy grilled. with 1 beer we spent around12 euors and couldnot finish everything they served! will be back

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Thank lucia m
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Service was ok but as usual language barrier was a problem. Some of the workers speak a Lil bit of English

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Thank RasJohnny
portogallo
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a great view, the food is ok, but when the bill comes get ready to be tricked! We payed for 4 shrimps 20€!!! Its exagerated! No menuu , to see the prices, or to choose another plate! Either u eat what they have, either u dont! And the most funny part is that they ask u to... More 

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Thank mirelaf
Accra, Ghana
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stopped by for a lunch on our way to the airport and i bet you they really have good food and great service.. Would always stop by for some lunch anytime i vistit Sao Tome

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Thank Evans O
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Good fish meals, others meals like meat was lacking taste. Great landscape. A lot of time waiting for the meal. Very limited range in drinks and starters (only one kind)

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Thank Francisco A
Maputo, Mozambique
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015

The best fish I ever had! the restaurant has a nice sea view, but the best is really the fresh fish they serve.

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Thank JPratas
New Westminster, Canada
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

For lunch our guide recommended the Filomar Restaurant in the more upscale area of Praia Lagarto. We had grilled barracuda, fried plantains, rice and vegetables. The food was fresh, tasty but the service was extremely slow. One may consider the price a little high but you are paying for good quality, fresh food and the dishes are quite large. I... More 

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Thank allspice502016
Lisbon, Portugal
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is not the best place to eat in São Tomé but you will certainly be happy with the food. It is well cooked and served with a smile. You can even feel like you eating at home. The low point is the place itself. The view is good but the restaurant could use have a more consistent look. Anyway,... More 

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Thank saraconstanca
España
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

A bit of a hidden jewel for those who only stay in the center, You can get the most typical food of the island (some need to be ordered in advance) for a really nice price. The owner is lovely, if you are lucky to meet her.

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Thank JoanaRM
Lisbon, Portugal
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83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went to lunch, and the fish wasn't t very fresh, I payed around 50€ per two meals. Some friends went there to dinner in the same day and enjoyed very much because the grilled fish was very fresh. Perhaps they receive the fish on the afternoons

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Thank Jose S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Location: Africa  >  Sao Tome and Principe  >  Sao Tome Island  >  Sao Tome
  • Phone Number: +239 222 1908

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?