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“An Ocean Treasure”
Review of Ocean Cafe

Ocean Cafe
Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ocean Cafe Pub await you every day of the year, in the island of Sal, in front of the historic square of Santa Maria. We are always ready to accommodate you with so much warmth, giving to you the best local beers and international cuisine always "fresh" and with a lots of music and live concerts. The environment of the Ocean Cafe is designed to make our guests comfortable creating environments that evoke the traditions of Cape Verde, its music and its rich environment. The Pub is known on the island of Sal as an ideal place to taste the best beers but also as the "right place" to have fun and listen a lots of music. Inside the Ocean Cafe you meet the local people with the international culture and ever inside come new experiences, and yet more you can know new friends and good opportunities to learn about and explore the history, culture and the best chance present in the island of Sal. At Ocean Cafe are also available six romantic suites equipped with every comfort and able to respond to any kind of expectation. FREE WI FI !
Ilminster, Somerset
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An Ocean Treasure”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This establishment is atmospheric, with wooden floors and a marine themed decor with quite low lighting. The menu is varied, ranging from fish dishes to pizzas and pastas with an extensive drinks list. We ate fish with vegetables and it was delicious - crunchy veg that had been lightly char-grilled and meaty fish (goodness knows what it was except we figured out that it was a large tuna-sized local fish). The bill for a main meal, a couple of rounds of drinks and coffee was very reasonable (so reasonable we wished we'd found the place sooner!) but the best bit of our visit to Ocean Bar was the service - attentive without being intrusive. We will certainly be going back to this cafe.

  • Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Our experience at the Ocean Cafe was of a very well run place providing excellent food and drinks. These were served by very nice staff who always had a smile and were extremely helpful. We had the best night of our holiday there on Saturday 26th January fantastic atmosphere, great entertainment, they even brought round some tasty nibbles. Well done Ocean Cafe and all staff you deserve to succeed!

  • Visited January 2013
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Orebro, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place to be!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Ocean Café it's the best place to be at night time in Cabo Verde if you like good food, good drinks, nice live music and really nice atmosphere and service! And who does'nt? When you walk in to Ocean you get happy because the people who work there are so happy. Emerson is one of the best there, I love him! ;) So I really recommend this place, don't miss it, get in and feel the vibe! /Jessica from Sweden

  • Visited December 2012
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Liverpool UK
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Happy relaxed place.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Enjoyed sitting at the bar in the sun watching the fishermen bringing in their catch. A friendly atmosphere, we were totally at ease.

  • Visited October 2012
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Caldas da Rainha
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“Reasonable prices + free, fast wi-fi!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ocean Cafe is Italian run, which might explain why it is more efficiently run than some of its competitors! Good (if reasonably limited) range of snacks and meals, and excellent background music plus a live soloist (or more) every evening at 10.00pm

Visited January 2013
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