Praia restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Praia


Inés, who spent 40 years in France, brings a touch of Europe to her cooking in this cheery cafe across the road from Gamboa beach. Market-fresh ingredients play a starring role in zesty salads, grilled octopus, seaf…
Barbecue in Praia

Churrasqueira Dragoeiro

Follow the scent of fresh barbecue and the wafts of smoke pluming overhead at this famous, open-sided grill-house in Achada de Santo António. It's a very casual spot that draws a mix of locals and tourists, who chat…
International in Praia

90 (Noventa) Bistro

With its outdoor tables on the pedestrian strip, this stylish eating and drinking spot is a great place to start the night off in the Platô. There are tasty appetisers (like shrimp rissoles), high-quality grilled me…
Cafe in Praia

Sofia Café

This pleasant cafe-restaurant in Platô has outdoor tables on the square and a good selection of small sharing plates, including marinated octopus, grilled shrimp and yucca with steak. There's free wi-fi, decent drin…
International in Praia

O Poeta

O Poeta has a solid reputation for a no-nonsense menu of paella, rice with octopus, filet mignon and tuna tartare. It's also the go-to spot for a fabulous view from its lofty perch high above the coast. There's live…
Italian in Praia

Ponto d'Incontro

A favourite among expats, this cosy Italian trattoria serves up excellent thin-crust pizzas, as well as delicious housemade pastas and heartier grilled meat and seafood dishes.
Bakery in Praia

Pão Quente de Cabo Verde

Famed for its pastries, the ever-popular Pão Quente also serves up hot sandwiches, pastas, salads, savoury tarts, omelettes and other light fare. The coffee is best avoided.
Cafe in Praia


For dining and drinking with a view, Mirage serves up pizzas, sandwiches, salads and cocktails from the open-air terrace at Praia Shopping.
Seafood in Praia


This seafront spot with a large pink and rather dated interior is where locals come for a good meal paired with eager service. The extensive menu features lots of fish and shellfish. On Friday nights (from 8.30pm), …
Cafeteria in Praia

Esplanada Morabeza

Right on the plaza, in a white modern structure with covered alfresco seating, this easygoing spot is a great place to grab a bite and see the action. The menu ranges from sandwiches, pastas, crepes and pizzas to da…