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Cafe do Mar

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Brazilian, Coffee Shop
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Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Description: This is one of a string of restaurants on the beach just outside the...
This is one of a string of restaurants on the beach just outside the center of town that don't actually have addresses (as far as I know). Others of its ilk are included in major guide books, like Foder's. I'd really like to give this restaurant a review because it was amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, and wonderful, English-speaking staff (a rarity on the island). Thanks!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful spot for a beer!

Beautiful spot on the beach, tables and chairs placed under a huge tree so nice and shaded if you're too hot! Didn't eat here just had a few beers. Very nice atmosphere and friendly enough staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful spot on the beach, tables and chairs placed under a huge tree so nice and shaded if you're too hot! Didn't eat here just had a few beers. Very nice atmosphere and friendly enough staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Better for juices and cocktails than for food. We had fried fish which was good, also the bbq was good but nothing special. Really nice ambience and always a lot of people though!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went after we saw all the good reviews - and were really disappointed. The main dish (fish in mango) was delicious but small. But the first diah of mussels was really bad, and the prices are really expensive.

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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The place is amazing during the night, with the beach tables and beautiful lightning makes a great romantic evening out . The cocktails are good, food is decent but the highlight must be the fruit salad : best fruit salad ever !

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we had 4 different dishes (fish, pasta, chicken) from the menu and all were great, not the cheapest, but we felt we got what we paid for. recommended.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Set towards the end of the beach in Abrão, Cafe do Mar is a lovely place to sit and enjoy an evening. They had a barbecue the night we were there, with various fish, meat, chicken and vegetarian options. The food was good, although the steak was a little disappointing. Prices were more than reasonable though. But the location, tables... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We liked this place so much that we went here on two separate occasions. The caipranhines are the best we had in Brazil and the food was great especially on BBQ night. Great place and great value.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the best options to have a chill out evening in the island. The music is great - and different every day - drinks are perfect and the people there are the best! Enjoy the island rhythm with your feet on the sand :) Prices are also quite fair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Dinning by yourself is always an interesting experience. Most often i just want to get, have a drink and then leave, no one to talk to so why hang around. Here, I ate 3 times in 3 days. I would always order the pasta, it was amazing, clean and light and with great flavours. Then you have the scenery...right on... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

On the beach, literally! When the tide comes in, the sea is under your table!! Loved that!! Food was good, drinks were great, the atmosphere was even better!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Coffee Shop

Description

This is one of a string of restaurants on the beach just outside the center of town that don't actually have addresses (as far as I know). Others of its ilk are included in major guide books, like Foder's. I'd really like to give this restaurant a review because it was amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, and wonderful, English-speaking staff (a rarity on the island). Thanks!

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