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Pipi's

Overlooking a small plaza, Pipi's fires up some of the best cooking in Fogo. Senegalese-style maffé (a peanut-sauce) with grilled tuna or chicken is first-rate, along with fish stew and spaghetti with shrimp. It's a…
Volcano in Fogo

Pico do Fogo

Cabo Verde's highest peak (2829m/9382ft), the conical, cinder-clad Mt Fogo, rises dramatically out of the floor of an ancient crater known as Chã das Caldeiras. A scenic, cobbled road, punctuated by hamlets with lav…
Live Music in Chã das Caldeiras

Casa Ramiro

If you're staying overnight, don't miss the nightly performance (around 6pm) at Casa Ramiro, a grocery store where you can try local goat cheese and homemade manecon wine. Ramiro and his children, neighbours and fri…
Gallery in São Filipe

Dja'r Fogo

A must-stop for visitors interested in history, culture and coffee, Dja'r Fogo is run by a local artist who splits his time between Lisbon, Paris and Fogo. It serves as art gallery, cafe, information point and launc…
Museum in São Filipe

Museu Municipal

Pop into this airy colonial mansion with two floors of exhibits, showcasing old photographs, traditional music instruments, sewing machines and sundry items. You can watch the 28-minute film about the 1995 volcano e…
Winery in Chã das Caldeiras

Chã Vinho do Fogo

Located a few kilometres outside the village of Chã das Caldeiras (en route to São Filipe), this state-of-the-art winery is a recent rebuild of the original, which was destroyed by the eruption of 2014–15. Vines are…
Bakery in São Filipe

Maria Augusta Bakery

The friendly Maria Augusta churns out delicious bread and pastries from the giant wood-burning oven inside what looks like a garage. Look for an orange building on the edge of the sea near the church. Stock up on pu…
International in São Filipe

Fogo Lounge

As the drinks flow, afternoons quickly slip through to evenings at this stylish outdoor restaurant-lounge bar. Meals revolve around sandwiches, salads, pastas, burgers, pizzas and crepes, as well as more substantial…
Cabo Verdean in São Filipe

Calerom

Calerom's open-air courtyard makes a laid-back setting for grilled meat and seafood dishes. It draws locals on game days – note the murals of Messi and Ronaldo adorning the walls – as well as on Saturday nights, whe…
Museum in São Filipe

Casa da Memoria

Set in an 1820s house, this delightful little cultural space illustrates what life was like in Fogo over the past two centuries, via a collection of ceramics, photographs, decorative objects and household items. The…