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Chez Pastis

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Rue Amilcar Gabral, 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 984 36 96
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Don't go there, bad service, when you order Gambas you get shrimps , and the food doesn't taste good. There are much better restaurants in the neighbourhood you should try instead of this one

Thank Branco P
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This meal was the best we had in our 2 week stay. My smoked fish starter was delicious and My husband said it was the best steak he had eaten in years. Be prepared to be seated close to others, especially if there is more than 2 of you as the restaurant is very small. The owner really knows his... More 

Thank Sarahinwilmslow
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cosy and charming little restaurant, perfect for a romantic dinner. But be warned, because after a few drinks the atmosphere can quickly change to a party one! ;-) Aside from the food being fantastic, the credit for an amazing night goes to crazy Herbert, to his warmth and friendly nature and to his love of life! ...Oh,... More 

Thank Isabella V
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of foodies, we knew we wanted to visit the best restaurants in Sal, and according to our guides and Trip Advisor, Chez Pastis was the place to go. It's a really small place, so you'll have to reserve a table. The decor and overall vibe of the restaurant was cozy and whimsical but it was not the... More 

Thank Sara K
Cannock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this on Trip Advisor, and were lucky to get a cancellation. The restaurant is tiny only seating around 16 people I believe. Bizarrely situated in what felt like an alleyway between 2 buildings, covered by a vine roof and twinkling with fairy lights and a rustic decor. The staff were great and the food was divine! Large portions... More 

Thank Rachel A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic. Can think of any higher praise. Food was amazing as was the service and it scores high for eccentricity as well.

Thank ukdaaasfan
Bucharest, Romania
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy atmosphere with amazing food and wine. Make a reservation in advance. Enjoy and go for the specials.

Thank brc7ar
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband booked this restaurant for my 40th birthday meal and it really didn't disappoint, particularly as a 'special occasion' venue. We had read the great reviews on Trip Advisor before traveling so emailed to book a table in advance. We were booked into the 6:30 service on a Saturday night. We were given such a warm welcome by Herbert... More 

Thank Keren Y
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Herbert is amazing, the environment is amazing, the food is (as you can guess) a m a z i n g. We only booked a table for one night and we were so upset that we weren't going to eat here again. Herbert fixed this and gave us a table the next night despite being fully booked. Deserves to be... More 

Thank Linda L
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here! It's worth the 2 day (at least!) pre-book. A charming colourful alley, covered in a vine like tree. Good grapes aka wine. A hearty Herbert welcome! Tasty tapas. Succulent steak. Fab fantasy fish. A very entertaining eaterie!

Thank Lisaa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Amilcar Gabral, 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +238 984 36 96

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?