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Top Choice Fusion in Tarrafal

Maracujá

One of the best eateries in Tarrafal, Maracuja serves up delicious seafood and grilled fish plates, with French accents. The arroz de marisco (seafood rice) is renowned. Leave room for melt-in-your-mouth crepes for …
Historic Site in Tarrafal

Tarrafal Concentration Camp

On the main highway about 1km before the centre of Tarrafal is the ominous former Tarrafal Concentration Camp. Here Portuguese authorities used to hold and interrogate political prisoners during the 1940s. It shut d…
National Park in Tarrafal

Parque Natural Serra da Malagueta

Parque Natural Serra da Malagueta encompasses the dramatic, tumbling ridges 15 minutes' drive back along the road to Praia. There are a number of spectacular and fairly well-signposted walking trails that weave up a…
Seafood in Tarrafal

Le Buzio

A delightful spot a short stroll from the plaza, Buzio serves fresh fish of the day, as well as plates of pork, chicken and beef. The covered courtyard is a relaxing spot to unwind. There's live music on Thursday ni…
Pizza in Tarrafal

Pizzeria Alto Mira

French-run Alto Mira serves up tasty wood-fired pizzas and a few fish dishes, plus Fogo wines. The Mediterranean courtyard setting is pleasant.
Bakery in Tarrafal

Padaria

A delightful (if unimaginatively named) bakery with fantastic chocolate-covered doughnuts and a few outdoor tables.