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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 2013
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: 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: 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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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place is at the quiet end of the beach, the food is really nice and has good variety. For example they have burgers, Spaghetti Carbonara (yum), fish and chips. In the evening they had a Barbecue (every night when we were there around Christmas) and personally i would have preferred to be able to order from the regular menu... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this place has a great ambiance at night. nice lighting, cool staff who speak english, very laidback. great for drinks after a long day of walking and basking in the hot sun. food wise, we were there for the bbq which they put on every few nights. we opted for the huge steaks which were not great to be honest,... More

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Nottingham, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Sat on the beach, feet in the sand, looking out toward the sea, couldn't ask for more. I visited twice, for an evening meal, I had the fish with prawn sauce, so fresh an tasty. And once during the day, for my last cocktail on the beach, great!

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Mount Isa, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ate here on a Saturday night, you pre order the BBQ before they cook it. We were fortunate to eat when there was a black out. Which added to the romance. Candle light and sounds of the ocean, perfect ! This restaurant is right on the beach. I had a BBQ barracuda which amazing. Great location and good drinks.... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This small, laid-back restaurant is directly on the beach, walking distance from the centre of Abraao village. In the evenings (and lunch on Sundays) they have a BBQ menu: different skewers (beef, shrimp, chicken, veg) served with rice and salad. They were also grilling whole fresh fish on the BBQ - looked amazing. They do a great (but STRONG) caipirinha!... More

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Berkshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stayed on Ilha Grande for 3 nights and ate here twice when they had the BBQ. The fresh fish selected daily from the market was delicious. All dishes were served with rice and a side salad - simple but effective. I had fantastic prawns the first night but these were not available the next time we went as the prawns... More

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montevideo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The cooker offers from the beach, in front of the sea, fish, meat, chicken, vegetables and cheese BBQ. Tables with candles, cocktails and very good music makes the special atmosphere of this place.

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