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“Best food on the island!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elcibar

Elcibar
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Sal Rei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, Belgian, International, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We offer you satellite tv and wifi
Leek, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best food on the island!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was our first visit to the island, staying at VCII. Elcibar was our nearest restaurant, we had breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening meals here and they were all excellent. We did venture further afield, trying a number of other restaurants in and around Sal-Rei, but everytime we preferred to go back to Elcibar. They know how Europeans like their food presented and cooked and deliver excellent value for money. A good range of food on the menu and, considering the limited supply of certain food items on the island, they do exceptionaly well. The views of Cabral beach are wonderful and the service is friendly and accomodating, making it an extremely pleasant experience. Some Flemish dishes on the menu are really worth trying out and the local Tuna is to die for! We will be visiting the island again soon and will be beating a path straight to Elcibar, cant wait to see both Els and Bart again and of course not forgetting Max!! J & J

  • Visited February 2013
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Wiltshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great hosts and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at Vila Cabral 2 earlier this month so Elcibar was our "local".

We ate here several times and enjoy breakfast in glorious sunshine by the pool, lunches with ice cold Strela and open air dinners! The goat's cheese and spinach pancakes are a must and, if you have a sweet tooth, look at the dessert list. I tried Apple cake with ice cream, Chocolate Mousse and Panna Cotta - all yummy.

The food is not only delicious but beautifully presented.

I can recommend the cocktails too and a long cold Dry Martini (well, I was on holiday!)

Bart was a fabulous host and we enjoyed his taste in music (!!)

Els is a great chef and manged to rustle up last minute 50th birthday cake at very short notice!

Thank you Els and Bart - we look forward to seeing you both again soon!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank MillieMooWiltshire
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fab food and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Elcibar restaurant on Boa Visat, part of Vila Cabral 2 complex, is a great place to eat and soak up some Boa sunshine! I was in Boa at Xmas and New Year, tried a lot of restaurants and this is definately my favourite. Great food, great prices, service is really welcoming from Els and Bart and a view to die for, as is Els panna cotta! A must when you visit Boa Vista. You will go back and back again!!
Dawn S

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dawn111_13
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Sal Rei, Cape Verde
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“Best on Boa! A must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Elcibar is a new addition on Boa Vista and is one of the best places to eat on the island. Have been working my way through the menu and have loved every meal! Els is a fantastic chef and Bart a lovely host.

Everyone is made to feel very welcome, the food is super tasty and there is a wide variety, plus there is a lovely fresh water pool on site with great views to the beach.

They have the biggest desert selection on Boa Vista! I would recommend the panacota or chocolate moose in particular!

Everything is home made from scratch and always very fresh. Service is quick and efficient and always with a smile!

Would defiantly recommend the restaurant whether for a meal or just to sample one of their yummy cocktails of the week. Can't wait for my next visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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