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“Perfect due to perfect hosts”
Review of Tam Tam Bar

Tam Tam Bar
Ranked #7 of 68 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tam Tam Bar and Restaurant is perfectly positioned in the heart of Santa Maria. Often described by our friends and customers as the 'hub or epicentre' of the town, consistently providing excellent food, beverages and service. Tam Tam is frequented by many nationalities which makes for an International flavour and a very unique ambiance to be enjoyed by all. We offer a delicious range of homemade fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu also offers some very tasty snacks and light bites along with some scrumptious desserts if you fancy a treat! So, whether it's for a bite to eat, to catch up on all the latest televised sports or simply a spot of people watching why not come and join us? We all look forward to welcoming you to your little home from home! Best wishes and happy holidays....The Tam Tam Team
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect due to perfect hosts”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Really welcoming, very thoughtful. great atmosphere, good sports, great food (curry). would recommend this to anyone wanting to get out of their hotel and looking for welcoming hosts.

Visited September 2013
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  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
nottingham england
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“local charm”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

a bit secluded but signposted well as I had read on hear was a place to visit x enjoyed a late afternoon drink and ended up staying for food which was a varied menu and very nice , and the football this wasn't on the agenda but we mixed with the owners and locals who were also very friendly and had a really chilled out evening , acceted euros just knock the 00 off ,, taxi available outside very cheap to get you back to hotel

Visited January 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great wholesome home cooking”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We chanced upon this small eatery and what a surprise! The atmosphere was amazing, fuelled by the owners who at every juncture made us feel warm and welcome. With a large selection of drinks on offer there really is something for everyone from iced teas to Irish coffees.
The food menu albeit limiting - there were no starters listed. However the quality of the food that was available is by far the best on the island. The portions are hearty and not at all fussy - just great 'pub grub.' This is DEFINITELY our new local eatery!

  • Visited February 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for anytime !!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Just read a new review stating Tam Tams is up for sale???
How sad this is, we visited a few times over Xmas and new year and found it to be a very friendly place. Great owner who made you feel welcome and treated you as he had known you for ages. The first time we went was a quick stop to check it out and try the wifi??? There was football on so some 6 hours later we had used wifi watched the footy and had our evening meals in there? Oh and loads of drinks!!! Ha ha.
Food was very good and the waiting staff are nice and efficient, could not fault it. We also met a fellow midlander who went by the name of Villa Steve, he lives on the island and been there for 5 years and loves the place and was very informative of what goes on around the island and Santa Maria.
Suggest you visit before he sells it as it will probably not be the same again, hopefully someone as friendly will take up the helm and keep a nice bar??

Visited January 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“tam tams”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Cleanest toilet on the island, great food and staff. If you like a bit of footy then this is a great place to go, two games on at the same time so you don't miss a thing. its closed on thursdays but when you see how hard they work you wonder why they don't have more time off. Food was great and a good fair price. Even when the power goes off (which it will quite often in Cape Verde) they have a generator to keep the place going.

  • Visited January 2014
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