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Top Choice Fusion in Boa Vista

Fado Crioula

This creative, art-filled space serves up market-fresh fare that changes daily: expect delightful salads, creative appetisers and a fresh-grilled fish of the day. Fado Crioula hosts jam sessions, film screenings, ar…
Top Choice Bistro in Mindelo

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 traditional artwork adorning the walls. The chalkboard menu lists chan…
Top Choice International in São Filipe

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…
Top Choice Fusion in Praia

Maracujá

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…
Top Choice Seafood in Ponta do Sol

Caleta

A bistro-like restaurant with sidewalk tables on the waterfront, Caleta has a French owner who conjures up a mix of European and Cabo Verdean specialities using prime local products. Start with the fried-goat-cheese…
Top Choice Fusion in Boa Vista

Beramar

Under the helm of a talented Milanese chef, Beramar showcases high-quality local ingredients with creative accents in its dishes, which are ideal for sharing. Think crunchy risotto with goat cheese, pork ribs with l…
Top Choice Cafe in Santa Maria

Cape Fruit

Just inland and a few blocks east of the beach, Cape Fruit serves creative salads, hummus and grilled veggie sandwiches and fresh tropical fruit juices. The setting evokes laid-back island life, with upcycled furnit…
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 …
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…
Health Food in Paúl

O Curral

Along the road in the tiny settlement of Chã João Vaz is O Curral, known to locals as Alfred's, a straw-roofed restaurant, farm shop and grogue distillery run by an Austrian who's been living in the valley for decad…