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Café Lisboa (Rua de Libertad d’Africa, Mindelo, São Vicente)

Café Lisboa (Rua de Libertad d’Africa, Mindelo, São Vicente) – housed within the same building as Nella’s restaurant, this is a regular hangout for musicians, intellectuals and politicians alike. A great place to order caipirinhas and grog (the local rum), and to soak in the local guitar-driven music, including the melancholy signature sounds of Morna […]

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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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INTER-ISLAND FERRIES

INTER-ISLAND FERRIES – those interested in visiting more than one island during their stay in Cape Verde will want to look into the various ferry services that operate there. Obviously, such services are most important to the smaller islands like Brava (which have limited or no flight service). Agentur S.T.M.(Praia-Brava-Fogo route): 261-2564 Cabo Verde Fast […]

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TAXI

TAXI — taxis can be found at all airports throughout each island that has one (which is not always the case), along with public square at all major towns. Visitors are advised to ask the driver before boarding the vehicle what the fare is to one’s destination before going any further. At tourist areas such […]