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São Tomé e Príncipe Food and Drink

There are several restaurants in the capital, augmented by a considerable number of more informal eating establishments patronised by the inhabitants. Reservations are nearly always required, even at the higher profile restaurants, not because of lack of space but to allow the proprietor to obtain sufficient food in advance. Dished are often highly spiced.


• Grilled fish and chicken.
• Fried fish.
• Cooked bananas.
Buzios (large land snails).
• Tropical fruit.


Not always welcomed.

Regional drinks

Palm wine.

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