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Joao do Bacalhau

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Seafood, European, Portuguese
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Rua Republica do Libano, 1079, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
(85) 3267-3029 | 3267-0198
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Try the grilled lobster. Excellent. One of the best lobsters I have ever ate. It was very tasty . Good price too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
Lisabarbi
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was just OK. Supposedly it is a restaurant specialized in Portuguese-style codfish and other Portuguese dishes. Food tasted everything but Portuguese style. Service and ambiance were great, server was actually from Portugal. But the food was almost tasteless, a bit disappointing,

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Try the grilled lobster. Excellent. One of the best lobsters I have ever ate. It was very tasty . Good price too!

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very good quality seafood. Try Sirigado à Lagareiro (grilled fish with smashed potatoes). A lilltle bit overpriced.

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Fortaleza, CE
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I waited for 1,5 hour to see my food and nothing. Just left hungry and angry. Not even a excuse from the unfriendly waiter. Really a waste of time.

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Fortaleza, CE
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

(seafood restaurant) Excellent quality food, good service, a touch overpriced. The venue is always sparsely populated which creates an odd atmosphere.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Despite ambiance looks to me slightly old-fashioned, grilled seafood (lobster, shrimps, octopus) and codfish were excellent (codfish slightly overdone, but it's always this way in Brazil).

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

As the name says, it is a fish restaurant with a Portuguese cuisine , where the owner is the chef, so we where expecting nothing less than real Portuguese food, and we got it. Of course we had Bacalhau, (dried codfish) fixed with olive oil, onions and potatoes. Outstanding. Outstanding because the Bacalhau was juice, soft and the salt just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Republica do Libano, 1079, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
  • Phone Number: (85) 3267-3029 | 3267-0198

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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