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Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Coffee Shop
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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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We ate here a couple of nights. It is not a posh place but has tables on the beach looking out onto the bay. The music they play is up to date and nice. We had a BBQ one night and chose from the menu the other. Food was very good and the cocktails were strong!!

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went originally to one of their grill evenings and it was superb. We chose exactly what we wanted to eat - fish, meat, vegetables - and they cooked it as we wanted. A decent selection of wines and a really pleasant atmosphere. The following evening we went to a different restaurant, looked at their menu and returned to Cafe... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited this place both for lunch during a hot beach day and we went to the BBQ twice. When it is BBQ night get here quite early because it gets full. The meat is actually quite nice to be from Brazil (sorry, came from a visit in Argentina), and the chicken had a nice marinade. When it is full... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a Wednesday BBQ and we liked it a lot. the meat was spiced very good and although its not a absolutely cheap deal it is for sure worth the money.

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München, Deutschland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we had fish n chips, salad and bife and all was not great. but we had loads of good caipis. maybe other food is better .... at least the atmosphere was great overlooking the sea and very comfy chairs!

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Deutschland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed on Ilha Grande for three nights and two out of those we had dinner at Cafe do Mar. You really sit right on the beach and can choose from a variety of drinks and food. Every second night there's also a BBQ where you can get skewers with seafood, fish, chicken, beef or cheese, everything being very delicious... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great music, good barbecue three times a week and nice menu. They do the BEST caipifrutas (try the passion fruit one!) and staff are nice. Good location, right at the beach facing the sea - what more can you want!

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Ixelles, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Well we went two times there, first time it was average + considering the price. Second time we had a drink and ask for something to eat, the guy proposed peanuts, and he gave us a 60g pack of peanuts (0,6R in a shop) and surprise, he made us pay 3R for the peanuts. So greedy ! No business sense.... More 

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Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Go here on a barbecue night (twice a week?). After the italien restaurant at Sagu, we had our best meal here, and it's a very cool and atmospheric place.

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Yutz Haute, Lorraine, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

barracudas were wonderful in barbecue (every 2 days). The place on beach is restful and looks paradise. Great !

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

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