Top 5 Restaurants in Santa Maria, Sal

Updated on Oct 26, 2022 by Kathryn Burrington

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One of the great joys of going on holiday is dining out, enjoying memorable meals and sometimes trying new cuisines.

There are many good restaurants in Santa Maria and it was hard to whittle it down to just our 5 favourites. We've tried to mix it up a bit so that there is something for everyone, from quirky vegan eateries and casual cafes, to the perfect romantic location for a special evening out.


Top 5 restaurants in Santa Maria

1. Soul Kitchen 

This wonderful restaurant is an absolute must if you're celebrating a special occasion. Offering exceptional gourmet food, it's well worth a visit for a beautifully presented dining experience, cooked to perfection. Located above La Villa Bar & Restaurant on the beachfront, on the way to Odjo d’Agua Hotel. Reservations are highly recommended, as the restaurant is small, intimate and very popular. Tel: +238/ 242 14 14 or 242 21 00.


2. Zum Fisherman

Situated on the edge of Santa Maria town, this restaurant is one not to miss. A huge selection of delicious fish is on offer, with the owner displaying the daily catches for you to choose from. Our best recommendation if you're a seafood lover.


3. Chez Pastis

At Chez Pastis you'll find great Italian food, excellent service and great wine. Tucked between two buildings, this quirky tiny restaurant is actually in the open air, under a grape vine, with just 16 or so seats. It's advisable to book in advance, tel: +238 984 36 96. Evenings only.

4. Barracuda Restaurant

A classic Cape Verdean restaurant sitting on the beachfront, offering delicious sea food, and tender pork dishes, you will not be disappointed. Although limited on its vegetarian options, it is in a beautiful setting to simply enjoy an evening drink!

5. Americos

Located on the pedestrianised street of Santa Maria, Americos is a fantastic steak restaurant with a light and airy feel. Renowned for its great service and friendly staff, this is the perfect place to visit if you're after a good value meal.


Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two, a family lunch out or to dance the night away, there's something for everyone in Santa Maria.

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