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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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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Brooklyn
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about Cafe do Mar

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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