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Cafe do Mar

Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 32 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!
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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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Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Brooklyn
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved eating at this place, and went back multiple times during our stay on Ilha Grande. The food is fresh and great, and the drinks were fantastic. We also went for one of their BBQ nights, which was SO good. Ask them for traditional dish recommendations - we probably had some of our best food while in Brazil here!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cafe do Mar is a great place to hang out, right on the Beach in Abrao. The food is good, the service is good, and they Got free WiFi. Wifi is not so widespread on Ilha Grande. The place is often full of People, and this helps create a good atmosphere. Its a Nice place to be.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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784 reviews 784 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
462 helpful votes 462 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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