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Pirao

#30 of 1,321 Restaurants in Vitoria
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Brazilian, Seafood
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Rua Joaquim Lirio, 753 - Praia do Canto, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
(27) 3227-1165
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food and very classic style

Seems very traditional restaurant with old fashion decoration and white paper table cover. The selection of food is huge and most famous Moqueca was great! Selection of wine was good with very friendly prices.... Food a little but expensive. Service friendly a efficient!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Prague
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seems very traditional restaurant with old fashion decoration and white paper table cover. The selection of food is huge and most famous Moqueca was great! Selection of wine was good with very friendly prices.... Food a little but expensive. Service friendly a efficient!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My first visit to Brazil, and after several restaurants, I found Pirao in Vitoria to have the best Moqueca on the planet. Fresh, tender seafood in a mouth-watering base of onions, peppers, and tomatoes, savory and delicious beyond any expectation that you might have. The restaurant is simple and plain, no frills, and none are needed when you have Moqueca... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times and never had a bad experience with their food. Inasmuch as there are cheaper option in the city, none are as good as this one. I recommend the moquecas, which are outstanding. They do have other plate options, but none are as good as the Moquecas and you can get them just... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When in Vitoria/ES you must stop by at Pirão... you'll find a very and taste food. The dish serves 2 hungry person or 3 regular ones whit fresh fish and big shrimps. The ambiance is not fancy but you'll feel more like at your kitchen which is always a good place to be. The waiters doesn't have a fixed zone... More 

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Candiac, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a nice restaurant located in the "triangle" in Vitoria, a restaurant area, the hotel suggested that we should try the "Moquqeca" at this fine establishment, we were not disappointed, however we were only two, it looked like a portion for 4 or more. Excellent food, very good service, I highly recommend this fine establishment. They do not accept... More 

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a dinner!!! The moqueca with Badejo fish and shrimps was well served for 2. It was delicious! Pirão is the name and a side dish too, I can tell that it was the best pirão I've ever tried! The place is old and not really cozy, it's got hundreds of pictures on the walls showing Brazilian celebrities.

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Vancouver
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183 reviews 183 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Try the moqueca de camarão, a regional specialty, but be prepared to pay a premium price, especially if you choose the one with the extra large shrimp, which, sadly, are over cooked to the point of displeasure. And you should have a strong stomach tolerance for dendé oil, as you will be ingesting a fair bit of this stuff with... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Excellent brazilian fish soup, with ocean fresh fish, shrimps, crabs and many other - the secret is that everything is fresh, maximum two days old - perfect service and good price for an unforgettable lunch or dinner - don't miss it

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I live in Rio and recently made my first trip to Vitoria. A colleague recommended Pirão, and I'm very glad he did. I learned that the Moqueca Capixaba that is offered in the state of Espírito Santo is different from the Moqueca we get back in Rio. I'm not qualified to rhapsodize about the differences, but I can say that... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you want brasilian fish in a brazilian way, this is the place to go. One moqueca is good for 3, if you pay 60% get half plate that may be good for 2. Great beer selection and friendly atmosphere with good and courteous service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Joaquim Lirio, 753 - Praia do Canto, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Espirito Santo (ES)  >  Vitoria
  • Phone Number: (27) 3227-1165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?