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Tam Tam Bar

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516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great food & Drink, Service of staff second to none, atmosphere friendly really nice owners and staff who care, would recommend to all.

Thank Smiggy52
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

lots of places to eat, loved the local run beach bars for drinks and people watching, Motto is "no stress" so just relax.

Thank lynne f
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We stopped by after a little walk around town to have a drink - it was most welcome - the food looked great and the beer was very cold with nice chilled glasses, and all international brands - Very friendly staff and very welcoming - try it?

Thank welby1
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Typical british bar, serves Cider and English breakfasts, has the football on etc. Great for the lads or if you like that kind of thing, obviously the misses didn't like it much, but one thing we both agreed on, the staff are lovely. Really down to earth, we could talk to them for hours, and did, probably the only thing... More 

Thank b3d0w
England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Arrived at 8pm, most of the menu "sold out", although subsequent admission maybe suggested poorly managed food stock. Choice served was below par, meat dry and bread stale, a fair proportion was left uneaten, despite being 'cooked to order', and the accompanying beer was flat. "You need to drink the more expensive bottled beer" which, considering we'd sampled perfectly drinkable... More 

Thank ScarPimpernel
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The Tam Tam Bar does what it needs to very well . It isn't on the beach or Main Street of other bars and restaurants but one street back in a still bustling area. It's menu is basic and we had the burgers and can honestly say they were the best burgers probably we'd ever had . Now run by... More 

Thank Pixton0347
Shropshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Tam Tam is run by Andy and Julie two ex pats with the help of friendly and helpful staff. Small bar/restaurant/pub serving unsophisticated but good food which at great value. Recommend the chicken curry, a winner served with rice and chips. Three TV sets fixed to the walls show main event sport but volumes not set to blow your mind... More 

Thank john72547
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across tam tams after my partner wanted to watch the boxing! He emailed and Andy the owner replied to let us know he would be showing it! All taxis know where it is so no worries finding it. As soon as we arrived we where welcomed by Andy and the atmosphere was so relaxed and happy. Service is spot... More 

Thank Alaina J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Having heard lots of good things went to visit, very disappointed. Flat beer, rude British staff....can't help feel sorry for the Cape Verdean employees.

Thank Maddy C
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Ate here just the once, but the food was of a good quality and the service was outstanding by all. The staff gave a warm welcome and all were friendly. Will definetly use again when returning to sants maria.

Thank travelbug045

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
International, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Ilha do Sal  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 2385872355
Tam Tam Bar and Restaurant is perfectly positioned in the heart of Santa Maria. Often described by our friends and customers as the 'hub or epicentre' of the town, consistently providing excellent food, beverages and service. Tam Tam is frequented by many nationalities which makes for an International flavour and a very unique ambiance to be enjoyed by all. We offer a delicious range of homemade fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu also offers some very tasty snacks and light bites along with some scrumptious desserts if you fancy a treat! So, whether it's for a bite to eat, to catch up on all the latest televised sports or simply a spot of people watching why not come and join us? We all look forward to welcoming you to your little home from home! Best wishes and happy holidays....The Tam Tam Team

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?