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Filomar

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Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
+239 222 1908
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Nampula, Mozambique
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What we ordered was good, nice presentation. Reasonable price. No menu, just choose from the pates offered that day. VERY small non-alcoholic drink selection. Didn't even have bottled water.

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Thank Jon B
Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a no-frills restaurant overlooking the bay, about .5 km from the Omali Lodge. Fresh fish & a Sagres (Portuguese) beer set me back only USD $10. I had corvina, which was delicious. It came with rice, veggies, and fried plantains. All in all, an excellent deal.

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Thank Eritay
Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple place ( don't expect a fancy decor). Fish was good as usual in Sao tome. More expensive ( 16 € per person with beers and no desert) than similar options in Sao Tomé.

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Thank opinto
Staines, United Kingdom
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670 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,735 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Set outside of the main town and on the way to the airport. The local reviews highlighted this as a must go to eat place - but I was disappointed. The fish was very well cooked and the salads interesting but when asking for beef steak it took a very long time and was not what was ordered (more like... More 

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1 Thank SurreyGirl27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

First time here...young couple,this place was recommeded to us.we ordered a pork meal nd a beef meal,first of all the chips that came with the beef nd pork were completely cold and soggy! The meat was off! Completely tasted rotten!,couldnt eat that...the pork was okay but a bit dry and all they had to say for themselves was "we are... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The location is a bit far from the city area so there are fewer people. The fish is really good and the price is fine. The night view is very relaxing for couples or family union.

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Thank Maxine7385
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

After climbing about 50 stairs to get to this restaurant we were very disappointed. We had the grilled fish and potatoes. The fish was quite bland and was only edible once you slap a generous portion some green herby type sauce served with it on it. The fish initially came out cold and we had to request for it to... More 

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Thank NKINA02
Luanda, Angola
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Came here after checking into our flight for our final meal. Service was quick and the food was very good. Nice atmosphere with friendly people - the place was buzzing early on a Friday evening.

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Thank Fm1Fm
Gdansk, Poland
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We came to Filomar after about five weeks on the Island of São Tomé, so we already knew gastronomy of STP and appreciated it. Food was quite good, we ordered buzios do mar for a starter and chicken and pork for main course and mousse de chocolate for dessert. The bill we received was unexpectedly high and it turned out... More 

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Thank Piotr79
Gdansk, Poland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We enjoy the food, but all was ruined when waiter gave us a bill. They were trying to cheat us. It is really not fair, so next time we will choose another restaurant.

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Thank AnitaWasik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Lagarto, Sao Tome, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Location: Africa  >  Sao Tome and Principe  >  Sao Tome Island  >  Sao Tome
  • Phone Number: +239 222 1908

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