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Tam Tam Bar

516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai curry” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (14 reviews)
“lasagna” (10 reviews)
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International, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
516 Rua Amilcar Cabral | Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal Sal, Cape Verde
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11 - 20 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We ( my partner and I ) had a few drinks here on our first night here to make use of the wifi on our walkabouts. The bar itself is ok and the price for drinks was about average to expensive depending on what you...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Went to tam tam most days and had food and drink. All was ok with no complaints. Good relaxed bar with nice atmosphere. Staff all friendly with good service

1  Thank Gary200266
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Always our 1st choice stop when in Santa Maria. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good selection of beers snacks etc plus good toilet facilities.

1  Thank BazzaSwindon
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

a lovely little pub great music friendly ideal for sitting outside and watching the world go by . reasonable prices

1  Thank jackilucas
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The first place on the island that I have found to serve cider (Somersby), which was a welcome change from the (not unpleasant) local lager, Strela. Good atmosphere on a pleasant street.

1  Thank Connoneill
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to this bar to watch the football and the staff were great, asked us which match we had come to see and promptly put it on. We ordered food and drinks and stayed a few hours. The food was good, and so we...More

2  Thank Debra H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very pleasant relaxing atmosphere the food is good just wish they would do proper chips instead of frozen otherwise would have scored 55555

1  Thank sue n
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Right in the centre of town a couple of streets back from the "high street". Nice clean "local pub" sort of bar, with good beer and toasted sandwiches we had were spot on. Went there on carnival day.

1  Thank Lionel B
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great wee bar, good value for money. Good food, also shows British sport which is a plus. Not easy to find, up the back streets but well worth a visit

2  Thank Pearl070761
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went there to watch 6 nations rugby. plenty of screens. Helpful staff, food looked good and free wi-fi

Thank marcoNorthantsUK
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you show English Premiership football as coming in Jan would be great to find somewhere in Santa Maria showing sport
16 June 2017|
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Response from Neil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do when at all possible!
Tracey H
Ok thanks Do you have wifi if yes I will be able to watch the game on my phone whilst enjoying a few drinks at your bar hopefully cu Monday
25 December 2016|
Response from mario_matias | Property representative |
Yes we have Wi-Fi:)
Tracey H
Hi will you be open on Boxing Day and will you be showing the Sheffield Wednesday football match we are staying at Riu palace and are planning to pay you a visit? Thanks Tracey
24 December 2016|
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Response from mario_matias | Property representative |
Dear Tracey, How are you? I think we can show the match! I will double check...but it seems that SS5 is broadcasting! Best Regards The Tam Tam Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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