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Cafe do Mar

Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 31 restaurants in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Informal and pleasant atmosphere right on the beach, the restaurant's food was tasty, well presented and, as everywhere in Brazil, huge portions! Order one between three and you'll all be full!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This little bar located on the beach was one of our favourite finds. Great location with a really chilled out atmosphere. The coctails are delicious and the food is really tasty. Really friendly and helpful staff. They even have board games and cards for you play while your enjoying your drinks. Would definitely recommend people to check this place out.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This was by far our favourite bar/restaurant on the island. We ate there a couple of times, the bbq on Saturdays night was delicious! The caipirinha's were amazing and the fresh fruit juices too! Staff were very friendly. Would definitely go back again.

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London
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774 reviews 774 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I loved this place.  We had two BBQ dishes - the prawns and the chicken which were really good and came with lots of salad and rice.  Staff were friendly and attentive. The place is right on the beach, it had great music and good atmosphere. Loved the vibe of the place.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I think i had one of the best grille fishes in my life in this restaurant!!! Great fish bbq. + Location is nice, you eat with the feet in the sand, staff friendly, prices are reasonable - There are a lot of free dogs on the island and they always come to the table looking for food. It can be... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent quite a bit of time here! Coffee in the afternoon, caipirinhas in the evening, and some really delicious fresh fish on the weekly churrasco/BBQ. Also, it must be said, a fantastic soundtrack from the French owner. Just a very relaxed and relaxing place to be. Lovely staff too. All round winner.

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Geneva
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We first just sat down for a drink at night and what a great choice! The best passion fruit caipirihna we've had for our whole stay in Brazil. That night is was barbecue night and we hadn't reserved and suddenly decided we wanted to eat there too. The manager was very nice and made the cook start the bbq again... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

we wewre at Ilha grande 4 nights and we went there... every night before diner. great music, great ambiance, great service. Special thanks to he blond lady who served us each night... There is definitively something special about sitting in the low chairs up front and watching the sun go down with a capirinha in hand... we alreay miss it.... More

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London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a really cool bar on the beach in Ilha Grande, a few minutes from the town. Great seating great drinks. There is a BBQ every evening with a great selection meat, fish and veggies. Really friendly staff. Hugely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great location with a fantastic view. They had a bbq with fresh fish and gigantic steaks with reasonable prices. Cold beer and great service. What else can you ask for?

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