Cape Verdean restaurant finally given go ahead to open in Fall River



The owner of a Brockton family restaurant will soon be branching out with a second location in Fall River.

Manuel DaSilva is set to open Corner Stone Lounge, a new Cape Verdean restaurant at 222-226 East Main Street with a beautiful large painting of Battleship Cove as a backdrop.

DaSilva currently owns Preto’s Island Cuisine Restaurant at 250 Main Street in Brockton which features Cape Verdean, Caribbean & American dishes with a unique flair.

Photo courtesy of Manuel DaSilva

To give you an idea of what Corner Stone’s will offer, for appetizers, Preto’s features shrimp fritters, fried chicken wings, shish kabob, pig ear, sautéed shrimp, octopus, lobster tail, sweet potato/eggs, and liver.

For entrees, options include tuna, lobster, variations of shrimp (including Mozambique), octopus, salmon, steak, grilled chicken, pork chops, and cod fish.

The Brockton location also has music and entertainment, something DaSilva is hoping to eventually bring to Fall River.

With concerns over parking keeping Corner Stone from opening that Fall River Reporter has documented, DaSilva went back in front of the Licensing Board on Friday morning to have the stipulation that mandated he have the lot across the street for parking be removed. The parking condition had been added previously due to neighborhood complaints. The Board, however, decided Friday to let Corner Stone open without the additional parking lot.

Hours of operation are set for Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday/Saturday 9:00 a.m. 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. but alcohol not to be served until 10:00 a.m.

An exact opening date was not released, however, the eatery should be in business very soon.


  1. Fred

    May 25, 2024 at 12:22 pm

    Cause this is exactly what fall river needs. Another Cape Verdean hole in the wall that will be closed in a year.

    • Ken Paiva

      May 25, 2024 at 1:40 pm

      It is working in Brockton, why not Fall River?

    • Mark Williams

      May 25, 2024 at 1:49 pm

      Why so negative just wish them well. People always knocking down people, what are you doing with your life?????

      • Mrs. Tina Cabral

        May 25, 2024 at 3:07 pm

        Everyone deserves a chance in life.
        I wish them a great success and will be stopping by very soon 🙏

    • donna

      May 25, 2024 at 5:38 pm

      Racist p****
      What other cape verdean restaurant was a hole ?

    • Ari

      May 25, 2024 at 6:01 pm

      You sound like white privilege to me. Gtfoh! 🇨🇻💪🏾

    • MortisMaximus

      May 25, 2024 at 6:21 pm

      I’m sure the locals will love it.

    • Lilina DeMiranda

      May 26, 2024 at 12:08 am

      if you don’t have nothing good to say just keep your mouth shut..
      but I guess you believe your negativeted will hurt them.

    • Gavin Shaw Lepoer

      May 26, 2024 at 7:27 am

      Lol you get mad but there is a 95% chance he is right. Crybabies

      • Kay

        May 26, 2024 at 3:25 pm

        Let the person try since his first restaurant is doing well. Bunch of rude c****.

  2. Phil F

    May 26, 2024 at 5:40 am

    Best wishes to you and the family.
    Restaurants are hard work, go for it.

  3. Roy

    May 26, 2024 at 8:35 am

    Wishing you all the success with the opening of your restaurant. May God continue to bless you abundantly.

  4. Chris

    May 26, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    Hoping my email had a change in the minds of the licensing board, being that the new rest. on bedford st.(El Jiberiros spelling?)Doesnt have enough parking aswell as the one on east main st. So Im just glad its been equally veted and both was approved.

  5. Joe

    May 26, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    Hope he does well and open a restaurant in New Bedford.

  6. MJ

    May 27, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    No haters here please. YES Fall River needs a little flavor from Cape Verde Island’s.

  7. Tommy Fontes

    May 28, 2024 at 7:12 pm

    Remember we are in the Country of opportunity. That goes for all race. Whenever someone is trying to build something good for the community let’s support it. Too much bad things in the world today. Let’s go Cape Verdean entrepreneurs well done. And like I said all other races as well. Let’s bring culture to our communities

  8. Rivers

    May 29, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    This dude is a con artist.

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