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Wakan Bar

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Pub, Bar, Cafe, Fast Food, Wine Bar
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Avenida dos Pescadores | Praia Diante, Boa Vista 5100, Cape Verde
+238 9782656
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They also do cocktails. They speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and of course Portuguese. It is friendly, right next to the sea (next to the small boat harbour) Prices are fair.

Thank Dugald T
Saint Julian's, Malta
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four years ago I wrote a review of this small oasis within a stones throw of the Atlantic Ocean at Praia de Diante. Though giving it an excellent even then I wrote. That "it was nothing to write home about" because I didn't want anyone to know about this lovely little place, still ran by the Lovely Italian couple, Romina... More 

Thank tjm1957
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

a boat in the middle of the road?? Yes must be the most unusual bar I have ever seen! Quite wonderful, and I just love the fact that the tree grows through it.......... stop by and have a chill..........

1 Thank aliol
Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Great selection of drinks, not bad prices and good service. what more do you need! The location is good too, just by the sea front. You can easily pass an hour or two chilling out here.

Thank Richard F
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We loved this place the most for the lovely lady-owner, she gives everyone a warm welcome and plenty of good tips for the best restaurants in town! Just the perfect place to have a drink before dinner.

Thank Marjo0906
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Great bar, great cocktails, great atmosphere. The owner is a very welcoming and sweet lady. We went there twice in 5 days and had a great time. The place to be for an apero in sal rei. Super endroit. Interdit d'aller a sal rei et de ne pas prendre l'apero au wakan.

Thank benjamin r
Wigan, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The lady that runs the bar brought out lots of different snacks to have with our drinks.Very tasty. She also gave us coins to give to another man in a bar to let us use their toilets as ther aren't any there. Very thoughtful of her.Very chatty and interesting lady.

Thank Angela n
Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Sitting in the Wakan boat and sipping a cocktail overlooking the old port of Sal-Rei is one of the best things you can do to enjoy the Boa Vista evenings. They have a extended cocktail menu, they like to put in some extra care by using local ingredients and they always offer you a small snack to complement your drink.... More 

Thank Ian H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Fantastic bar with always a warm welcome. The multi lingual staff make you feel like you've known them for years. This quaint little boat themed bar feels like an oasis and we couldn't resist going back for drinks most days after the beach. The cocktails are tip top, they are always serving delicious nibbles and snacks and the food is... More 

Thank Aden C
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We used this bar several times when we visited Cape Verde. The staff are very friendly, bringing out snacks and nibbles, having a little chat! Lovely quirky bar, and she gave me a little clay turtle which was a lovely treat! We did find we paid a lot more here for a large beer to the bar round the corner... More 

Thank Jo G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Pub, Bar, Cafe, Fast Food, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida dos Pescadores | Praia Diante, Boa Vista 5100, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +238 9782656
A bar or a boat in the middle of the street. Unique place Wakan Bar .... the art of the cocktail

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