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Cafe do Mar

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Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place amazing food..

You can have a drink or eat some finger food..or go for a lunch/ dinner...everything here is amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Sandra L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You can have a drink or eat some finger food..or go for a lunch/ dinner...everything here is amazing!

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here on our first night in ilha grande. It's located under a big tree with little lights in it. The tables are on the sand. You order your food at the place where they prepare the food and they bring it to your table with some nice greens and rice on the side. The chickeN skewers are delicious!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed at the Pousada Naturalia around the corner and couldn't help but stumble upon this place when walking along the beach. A fantastic spot for sipping a few caipirinha, the food was decent too - Monday is BBQ night and my and I had huge portions of steak and chicken, both with little rice and vegetable salads, for a... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perfect spot to sit in the evening. Wooden seats on the sand with picturesque lights hung in the trees. I highly recommend the milkshakes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We tried the Wednesday night BBQ at this place which seems to be the meeting of foreigners on that day. The place was busy but we manage to get a table few feets from the sea. You choose the meat/fish you like and they cook it. Prices are reasonably expensive (compare to Ilha Grande standards). We liked the atmosphere, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went with my boyfriend, Wednesday night. They served bbq. We ordered cheese, a meat spetto and fish (bonito). The meat was very good, the cheese was good also. The fish wasn't that good, plus as it the entire fish you couldn't differentiate what to eat and what to don't given that there wasn't much light. The view was gorgeous.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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, Cafe, South American

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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, Cafe, South American

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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