We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quintal da Musica - 5al da Musica

Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238 261 16 79
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (2 reviews)
“arroz” (2 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
African, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (392)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This remains a remarkable place, certainly one of the "must do's" when in Praia. Personnel at Quintal da Musica will do their utmost to make sure guests feel well and live up to their expectations. Make sure you arrive there early or get reservations timely...

Thank enosiewerdt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The standard is very high, altough prices are reasonable. I just had a cocktail (500 cvc) while enjoying the amazing live music. Suggested at lesat once, if you don't go there for dinner, prepare to have a sit at the bar.

Thank yesty_90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is legendaric. I heard the best morna singers in the world. A place for good music and drinks. Also wonderful service.

Thank Päivi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while the food was ok (local goat meat, fish, legumes and rice dishes, etc.) the music was fantastic. Quite a group. The waitresses were also a lot of fun and participated in a bit of dancing. It made for a fun lunch experience. Food was...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed April 13, 2018

The food was good without being special but the interest lay in the music and dancing. There was local music and singing a couple dancing. The mood of the dance was extremely suggestive and beware they expect audience participation. For me the highlight was the...More

Thank travellerX49
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner with friends at Quintal da Musica , met with a Cape Verdean family and together enjoyed the emotional songs by the band!

Thank wwvanderlinden
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must during your visit in Praia. Service is excellent, food is above average yet quite expensive....Reservations recommended if you go before 9 pm.

Thank Soualiga13
Reviewed February 8, 2018

The visit here saved our rather disappointing trip to Cape Verde. Some of the great Cape Verdean musicians have sung here (the wonderful Cesaria Evora being just the most famous one), and they continue to appear here every night (except for Sunday). The food was...More

Thank UD K
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Our table was near the front and the music on the night we were there was rather loud and made conversation very difficult. The food was quite good but nothing special.

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Reviewed January 12, 2018

We tried three times, and didn't get a table! It was fully booked every night. Nevertheless we could sit in the bar and enjoy the music with drinks! Not so bad:-) One evening there was open stage and we heard six different singers. Very enthusiastic...More

Thank Lena H
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Santiago
Hotel Santa Maria
110 reviews
.13 km away
Beramar Restauracao Hotelaria e Tourismo
5 reviews
.14 km away
Residencial Santa Maria
10 reviews
.49 km away
Hotel Cesaria
47 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Punto d'Incontro
110 reviews
.71 km away
Cafe Sofia-Copacabana Bar & Lounge
64 reviews
.19 km away
90 (Noventa) Bistro
37 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mercado de Sucupira
86 reviews
.34 km away
Praca Alexandre Albuquerque
57 reviews
.45 km away
Avenida 5 de Julho
28 reviews
.11 km away
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Graca
28 reviews
.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Quintal da Musica - 5al da Musica staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Amlicar Cabral 70, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Santiago  >  Praia
  • Phone Number: +238 261 16 79
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing