Must see restaurants in Mindelo

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    Casa Cafe Mindelo

    Near the waterfront, this buzzing place serves up some of the best cooking in town amid chunky wooden tables and industrial light fixtures, with…

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    Near the waterfront, Nautilus has an open-air courtyard with a sizzling grill where you can get tasty plates of char-grilled tuna, grouper, octopus,…

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    La Pergola

    This cosy cafe, under a straw roof inside the courtyard of the Alliance Française, has delicious salads, pastas and mixed seafood plates, plus tempting…

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    Chave d’Ouro

    This old-fashioned 2nd-floor restaurant hasn't changed in decades. The menu has good-value classics such as cachupa (beans and corn mixed with fish or…

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    Kalimba Beach Club

    Out on Prainha Laginha, a 15-minute walk from the centre, Kalimba is a great spot for a sundowner. The open-sided deck perched over the sand offers fine…

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    Bella Napoli

    Catch a taxi to the low-income Ribeira Bote neighbourhood for Mindelo's best pizza inside the basement of a family home. This word-of-mouth pizzeria run…

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    Burgo Napolitano

    Across from Laginha beach, Burgo serves up some of Mindelo's best pizzas (which are cooked in a wood-burning oven). It has a vaguely upscale vibe, and its…

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    O Cocktail

    This open-air terrace restaurant perched above the street has a wide-ranging menu, from pizzas and burgers to grilled fish and some vegetarian options. It…

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    Pastelaria Morabeza

    A buzzing little cafe, Morabeza is a fine spot for pastries (like the Portuguese pastel de nata), espressos and a bit of people-watching (plus there's wi…

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    One of several handy Fragata supermarkets in the centre. This one is particularly well stocked.