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“Forgettable”
Review of Cafe Cultural

Cafe Cultural
Ranked #52 of 86 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We saw the lobster deal on the menu and decided to try out this restaurant based on that. Once we were seated they told us they didn't have any lobster. I made the mistake of ordering chicken in a peanut sauce which they claimed was an African speciality. It was very bland with no seasoning. The fish of the day was delicious but fairly hazardous to eat due to the amount of bones.

We ordered the banana "Paula style" for dessert without enquiring what it was before hand. Living on the edge. It was really nice!

I was impressed by the number of languages the wait staff spoke to the tourists that dined here.

The restaurant was encased in plastic sheeting which kept billowing out and hitting us. It also wasn't see through so no people watching.

Wouldn't go again.

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Thank Sammux
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We enjoyed drinking our glass of beer here very much. Staff is friendly and swift, the beer is cold and not expensive.

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Thank ajheideman
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went to Cafe Cultural to try traditional Cabo-Verdian dish cachupa. It's a very lovely place with good service and delicious local food. During the weekend you can also enjoy a local kids band playing drums and performing capoeira.

Thank Olga P
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Cafe Cultural is obviously THE place to be in town. Its prominent location on the main square makes it a tourist mecca. Indeed, almost all clients are tourists willing to play the inflated prices for a decent, but no excellent menu. For more authentic food prepared and served with love try the Sapo around the courner

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Menu different to most others with a number of local specialities. Service slow but friendly. Good value. Looks scruffy but food excellent.

Thank Sandie D
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