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Chez Pastis

Rue Amilcar Gabral 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
+238 984 36 96
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (119 reviews)
“cheesy beef” (11 reviews)
“smoked fish” (18 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Amilcar Gabral 5, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Reviewed yesterday

First impressions were it's a bit small, but more than made up for this with the excellent service and amazing food. Dessert with fireworks to celebrate my birthday was the icing on the cake! The bill arrived and we were happy to pay and the...More

Thank Les K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very unusual but great food! Altogether a lovely experience and unlike anywhere else in the island. Stunning steaks!!!!

Thank WilliamIlkley
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked before we travelled for xmas and so glad we did. Went purely on reviews and loved it that much we went twice in 10 days. Hubby had the brazilian steak and took Herbert's recommendation on how to have it cooked and said it was...More

Thank 61Vandav
Reviewed 1 week ago

A restaurant in a roofless alleyway between two buildings. The food was amazing, the restaurant was very quirky, the staff were very friendly. I booked it for my GF birthday and was very happy we went there, it is a ‘must vist’ If you are...More

Thank greatnorthswimmer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation in advance since they have limited Seats available. The place itself is very small but cosy. Open kitchen concept, staff was friendly and helpful! But more important the food was excellent, good value for your money. I recommend the lobster!!!

2  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an absolute ball with Herbert at Chez Pastis with food that would shame restaurants in London, if you visit Santa Maria then a night here is a must but be prepared to book as you will need to 4 or 5 days in advance...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food - space is limited but very entertaining and welcoming - perhaps dishes are bigger than any he table itself but presentation service and taste are excellent!

Thank Antonella F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small restaurant with most tables in a corridor opposite the toilet, it is difficult to eat here it's more like trying to eat on the plane flying in. The owner is very rude and the food is average and expensive.

2  Thank BrunoCat100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating here is an experience! The restaurant is literally an alley way decorated in a quaint fashion complete with a door that gets locked once all the guests are in! With only a handful of tables this place gets booked up very quickly and you...More

Thank Swets07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's important to book in advance as it's very small. We all had steak - it was excellent, very tender and tasty. The staff were helpful and the prices were fair. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank SueC1973
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Marcello L
June 6, 2017|
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Response from brc7ar | Reviewed this property |
the best way to make a reservation is to go there in person
March 25, 2017|
Response from HerbertFino | Property representative |
Hi Angela, Our website is under mantainance for a few days, I apologize about that but we don't accept reservations via Tripadvisor. Could you please forward your request to herbert fino gmail com? (sorry but I can't write... More
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March 24, 2017|
Response from HerbertFino | Property representative |
Hi, Our website is under mantainance for a few days, I apologize about that! Could you please forward your request to herbert fino gmail com? (sorry but I can't write any html in here so make sure there's a point between... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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