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Tropical Club (São Filipe, Fogo)

Tropical Club (São Filipe, Fogo) – despite its name, this is actually a popular seafood restaurant in this part of Fogo island. Live musicians show up to perform at night as well. Drinks served here like frozen daiquiris and piña coladas are recommended here.

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Tapas (Fonte Meio, behind Escola Acadêmica, São Vicente)

Tapas (Fonte Meio, behind Escola Acadêmica, São Vicente) – this restaurant, which serves various Mediterranean dishes, is considered one of the best in this island. Needless to say, the seafood is very good here. In addition, drinks such as caipirinhas are also well-made here.

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Tapas (Fonte Meio, behind Escola Acadêmica, São Vicente)

Tapas (Fonte Meio, behind Escola Acadêmica, São Vicente) – this restaurant, which serves various Mediterranean dishes, is considered one of the best in this island. Needless to say, the seafood is very good here. In addition, drinks such as caipirinhas are also well-made here.

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La Bodeguita de Mindelo

La Bodeguita de Mindelo (Travessa do Cadamostro, Mindelo, São Vicente) – this is a wine bar whose owner (a native from Guadeloupe / French Caribbean) serves a variety of dishes with influences from that region. French crepes, Italian bruschetta, and Spanish omelletes are also served here, along with drinks like mojitos.  

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Chez Loutcha (Rua de Coco, Mindelo, São Vicente)

Chez Loutcha (Rua de Coco, Mindelo, São Vicente) – like other restaurants in Cape Verde, this one is within a modest hotel. Located in the heart of Mindelo, this restaurant is known for serving simple local dishes, such as seafood stew. There is also occasional live music.

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Baia Verde (Tarrafal, Santiago)

Baia Verde (Tarrafal, Santiago) – this restaurant is part of a modest hotel of the same name, and prepared various seafood dishes, along with Brazilian feijoada (pork and black beans stew). Nothing fancy – just the basics. It overlooks Tarrafal Beach.

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Upendo

Upendo (Michamwi Pingwe Peninsula, Zanzibar) – this restaurant is unique in its efforts to offer patrons brunch food (such as bacon-wrapped jumbo prawns, as well as French Toast with maple syrup – a luxury in far-flung Zanzibar). To add to the area’s awe-inspiring seashores, Upendo plays a mix of lounge, soul, hip hop and jazz […]

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The Rock Zanzibar

The Rock Zanzibar (Michamwi Pingwe Peninsula, Zanzibar) – this restaurant already stands out by its mere location (perched on a rock off the shore of picturesque Michamwi Pingwe Beach). Dishes offered here range from grilled beef fillet (marinated with ginger & rosemary, served with boiled butter potatoes), to The Rock Special (lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, […]

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Tea House Restaurant

Tea House Restaurant (236 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this is another popular rooftop restaurant in Zanzibar. Like “Emerson on Hurumzi” restaurant, this one also dazzles patrons with Moroccan style lounge furniture and tableware (becoming a favored destination for sunset cocktails and an exotic meal right after).

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Taarab Restaurant & Bar

Taarab Restaurant & Bar (DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar, 90/90A Shanghani, Stone Town, Zanzibar) – this restaurant that overlooks Stone Town and the Indian Ocean offers charming views of the island, and serves a variety of local and international dishes (including Japanese sushi, other seafood specialties like coconut crab soup and lobster ceviche, and pizzas)