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Reviewed July 17, 2020

not so good for the ambient, but good prices and prato do dia is always good. is really cheap and normal place

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Very bad experience : bad smell in the room, no water in the tap, no hot water in the shower, not welcoming staff. Most of all: they cheat with their booking.com reviews at the front desk: they say the have 8.5 whereas they the only...have 7.1. If you can go somewhere else, do it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

This was nothing extraordinary, but the food was good, the service friendly and relatively fast. Nice setting.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Quiet unassuming place.. Light and airy surroundings. Went in a quick late lunch could not be better.. Relaxing a attentive... Evening later this week singing and dancing of local music not too loud and food was tasty and hot... Thank you

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

If I'd seen the trip advisor rating on this place before going in, I doubt i would have bothered, but I'm glad I did, because 50th out of 54 places (at time of writing) to eat in mindelo is pretty unfair.  It does have a...little to do to become one of the better ranked restaurants in Mindelo, but I got the distinct impression that they are really trying. The young guy whose name I didn't get, but who told us that he used to go to Nottingham university is clearly a big plus for the place. After being shown to our table at around 3pm, he came up and was honest enough to say that the chef had just finished work and that they were waiting on the next chef to arrive but that she was running a little late. We had the option to wait a bit longer for our food which when it did arrive, was excellent. A lot of places would have just made you wait, or turned you away. The pizza that my partner had was much tastier than the one I ate the following night at the #1 ranked The Taverna (which was also excellent). We went back later in the holiday for an evening drink to find that the place had transformed into an atmospheric and stylish traditional music venue, which would have been hard to predict from our earlier daylight experience; and we finally saw how the rather odd looking oversized chandelier type light fitting actually added to the atmosphere!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

On a recent cruise which visited Cape Verde we had no tours booked so we just wandered round the town. This is a poor country and it showed. Beggars were everywhere but I was somewhat shocked when a perfectly active and reasonably dressed teenager approached...us and went through the routine of holding out his hand for money and then redirecting it towards his mouth to indicate that he was hungry. It's almost as if the children are schooled in this gesture from birth. Among other things we were looking for a café with Wi-Fi. There were some around but the Wi-Fi performance was abysmal. In the Café Royal the procedure was very complex. You were given a piece of paper from a jar with a code on it. With the help of several other passengers we eventually got connected after many failures. Again the performance was poor. We ordered drinks, having ascertained that we could pay with American dollars. I had a cappuccino and it was just awful, like many others I had at different places we visited during the cruise. Their idea of this drink was to put a large amount of sugar with milk in a cup, froth it up with steam and then add a tiny amount of coffee. I never take sugar in coffee and this was just sickly. I would mention that we did find good Wi-Fi with good service at an ice-cream parlour situated about 150 metres up on the left in a side street close to the port. Sorry I can't give you the name of it but it was a double fronted shop with tables and chairs outside. The ice cream there was very good too.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

They advertise live music at 7pm and we confirmed it with the waiter when we arrived at 6.30 but by 8.30 we overheard them and realised there would be no musicians. They never informed us or the others waiting for music ir that, only when...we left they told us something as a tentative apology. By that time we had already drunk their overpriced drinks and eaten their not so good food.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

This café is not the best restaurant around, but is serves food at all times. The pizzas are good, the beer is chilled and the staff is smiling Perfect for a hungry stomach, and located a near the governor’s palace

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Lovely restaurant with life music. W have visited mid-week, so it wasn't too busy and the music was not spectacular, but very pleasant traditional Cabo Verdean music. The menu has a choice of fish/seafood and meat dishes, very reasonably priced. Some dishes are very big,...and if you dont finish you can take it home. If you don't speak Portuguese staff speaks English too. Pleasant place, would recommend. They have great music over the weekend, so if you are Mindelo, definitely visit then.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We had 2 good meals with great service, if you are in town, this is one not to be missed for great music and a good night.

Date of visit: April 2017
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