São Filipe restaurants

Top Choice International in São Filipe


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…
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'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…
Seafood in São Filipe


For a special meal, make dinner reservations at Tortuga B&B, where Italian owner Roberto cooks up innovative seafood dishes based on his father's old recipes, prepared using local ingredients and homemade produc…
Seafood in São Filipe

Tropical Club

Just up from the main square, this cheerful restaurant with a palm-shaded terrace has an extensive menu of mainly seafood dishes; try the delicious Fogo-style tuna. On Friday nights it has a tocatina (live tradition…
Cabo Verdean in São Filipe

Cape Cod

Popular lunchtime spot that locals storm for good and inexpensive daily specials (a deal at CVE400). It's simple, down home and friendly.