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Pirao

#34 of 1,426 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 - 5:00 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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 206
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
The best moqueca in Vitoria/ES

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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
84 helpful votes 84 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best one in all Espirito Santo. " De comer rezando". Waiter Joao is a sort of personage in the place. Very nice.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?