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Colher de Pau

#115 of 5,675 Restaurants in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Pizza, South American
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Rua Frederico Borges 204 | Varjota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
(085) 3267 3773
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food & location

Varjota has a lot of good restaurants but this is one is really good..close to a lot of other good places...portions are pretty big!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
New Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I love this restaurant, they have typical food and amazing prices. Try the baião de dois with carne do sol, this dish is amazing and gives u an idea of the typical food around this region of Brazil :)

Thank Carine P
New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Varjota has a lot of good restaurants but this is one is really good..close to a lot of other good places...portions are pretty big!

Thank briana618
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237 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I went there for dinner after a friend suggestion. Nice outdoor seating and great love music. Large dishes that serve two, great option in Meireles.

1 Thank AUECWB
Barueri, SP
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181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Best fish I have had for the last three years, grilled and seasoned to perfection. I chose what was called on the menu as "individual portions". Well, if you order an appetizer (at least a dozen of them had called my attention) their individual portion serves easily two persons. I have no words to describe the unique taste of the... More 

1 Thank Osler D
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The food is very tasty and portions are generous for a reasonable price. The waiter was attentive and give us good suggestions. Cool beer and very clean bathrooms.

Thank Valbrito
Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great local food in Fortaleza. Open through the afternoon for that late lunch or early dinner. If you order a two person dish in a single size, things can get a little expensive. So bring someone along!

Thank Alexandre G
São Paulo
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Collher de Pau (which means: wooden spoon, used a lot to prepare food in the north and south of Brasil) is a typical regional restaurante offering typical food from the north of Brasil. The portions are big and serve two or three people easily!!!! Prices are very fair if compared to São Paulo (where they have a brunch and charge... More 

Thank Pupita53
Fortaleza, CE
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Nice location to sit outside, have a cold beer and people watch. Parking during weekends is a nightmare. Food okay.

Thank ceara-paul
São José do Rio Preto, Brasil
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

If you want to taste some typical food in Fortaleza city. Mainly the "baião de dois com carne de sol", you should get into this place. The dish is a jerked meat with manioc, beans and rice. The beans and rice are mixed. The manioc can be fried. The jerked meat is very delicious. And they have other dishes.

Thank AndreCunha
Sayulita, Mexico
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The food was average but for 23 reais for two during lunch it was a filler but not memorable.

Thank Braziliansweden

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Frederico Borges 204 | Varjota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
  • Phone Number: (085) 3267 3773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Pizza, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?