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“This place made our holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Cafe

Ocean Cafe
Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 !
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“This place made our holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

After stumbling across this bar by accident it made our trip worth while as we stayed at the melia tortuga which did nothing for couples . This is a fun, lively, welcoming place were tourists and locals come together to enjoy themselves. The staff are very pleasant even though they're run off their feet and the owner also mingles and takes time to talk. The regular entertainment (little guy with keyboard) is brill and gets everyone involved. The locals are really friendly and dance with the tourists. Staff even come round with plates of nibbles, all free. I could go on and on about this place as it really made our holiday after thomsons let us down. The larger hotels should take a leaf out of their book if I'd known about it before I booked we would have stayed there. It's worth visiting Sal just to go here. Thank you to everyone at ocean cafe for salvaging what was left of our holiday. Paul n diddy from hull, u.k

  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Always a good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Probably the most touristy bar on the island! A great little modern bar with great staff, great food and great entertainment! There is always a mixture of ex-pats and tourists and some locals! They provide snacks on the bar if your just drinking but have a menu if you are looking for somet ! Ibg more substantial! First place I head for a nice cold beer when I arrrive been 3 times in the last year! Love it x

  • Visited June 2013
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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“A bit of an Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Nice lively place, obviously popular with the ex-pat community, and some visitors. Good selection of local (Strela) and imported beers. Live music was reasonably entertaining! We didn't eat, but I could see that the food was plentiful and popular with lots of 'waiters' running around. There was a deal with beer all night if you bought a meal, which looked too good to be true! Or was it food all night if you bought a beer...?
Certainly the place to be in downtown Santa Maria of an evening. Recommended!

Visited June 2013
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“The place to be.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you're in Sal/ Santa Maria you should definatly visit the ocean cafe. Everybody is there and you'll meet so gentle and amazing people. The drinks are good and the staff is really gentle.

  • Visited July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Nice place with live music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We heard the music coming from the ocean cafe, so we went there after dinner. Steven, a british man living on cabo verde, sang live with his guitar and it was just wonderful. another evening, there were others (Africans I guess) who played the drums, guitars and other instruments. there were a lot of tourists, but also local people and it was really nice when people stood up and danced to the music. there are a lot of cocktails etc. to chose and the waiters were all very friendly and attentive. I don't know if I would go there with kids as I haven't seen any of them, but nevertheless, it's definitely a place I recommend just to end the day in Santa Maria.

  • Visited July 2013
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