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Cafe Cultural

Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good46%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Aug 29, 2017
“Lovely location and friendly staff”
2 weeks ago
“Looked much better than it was.. Often the other way round in Santa Maria..”
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$$ - $$$
Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere new to eat and this re-vamped restaurant in the town square looked pleasant when we walked past it at 19.30, and it seemed fairly busy.. However the service was appalling, although the staff were friendly enough. The delivery of the...More

Thank SunnySalVerde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on 16th of November 2017 and should have let it be. We got complimentary bread in 5 minutes so we thought we were noticed and wellcome. But after this is took 15 minutes to get menu, and over an hour to...More

Thank Tuomo I
luciano138, Owner at Cafe Cultural, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry about your experience in the restaurante.. because indeed mostly of staff they just came to work not much experience..in the island nos we have lack of people to work in restaurant..we are working to improving

Reviewed August 29, 2017

We ate here twice last year when the fountains were working and the Beef in tamarin?? sauce was the best meal I had all holiday. Sadly the fountains were not working this year (not the restaurant's fault) and the beef was not available although still...More

Thank KeiSanHolDav
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Fortunately we didn't check trip advisor this time before we ate! If we had done then we would have missed a truly lovely meal as we would have walked on by. The staff were welcoming, brought us complimentary garlic bread whilst we waited for our...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This was an experience I wished I would never go through. Wen we first entered the restaurant no one from the staff said Hi or welcome, we were invisible. After a long time we got an table, but no menu for 15 minutes. When we...More

Thank Alice N
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Cultural has got a great location it's in the square next to the new water fountains which attract lots of the locals which is great for people watching. We ordered cocktails which took the longest time ever to arrive just when we thought they...More

Thank Nheath1
Reviewed April 1, 2015

I first visited The Cultural Cafe about 3 years ago when it was ok - nothing special apart from the lovely hand cut chips!! But we went there again on our latest trip as the choice of restaurants isn't exactly stunning. Frozen chips. I also...More

Thank Pusilla
Reviewed January 10, 2015

Best (rich man's) cachupa I ate on the islands. Pretty average in every sense otherwise. Seems to close early as it was already dark around 10 PM

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Reviewed January 5, 2015

By which they mean very pink which I love. Typical Cabo Verdian unsmiling waitresses ( where do they all get trained? ) and a 220ECV cover charge for what I know not! Spoiled what was in essence very decent food.

Thank BobsterWaff
Reviewed January 4, 2015

I guess the menus in 8 different languages next to the entrance was the give away. I didn't want to eat here as I had a feeling it would be a disappointment but I was with a group. Man, was this a bad experience! First...More

Thank bjorn_amsterdam
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Marcelo Leitao, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
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