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Rei do Moqueca

Brazilian, Seafood
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Rua da Praia do Abraao | Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(24) 3361-5111
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
amazing sauce

deeply cooked for a long slow time with super fresh ingredients and nice staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2012
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Sunbury-on-Thames, null, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our first night on Ilha Grande and the local dish is Moqueca and this place was called Moqueca King or Rei Do Moqueca so of course we thought we'd give it a try. Good location on the beach though; we waited ages and then got a big cauldron of soupy fish which was just Ok . we were pretty hungry... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The price is fair and good portions. We had a halibut with shrimp and on another day a steak over a hot stone pan. GREAT. Nice service and on the beach at the main area. PS... too many dogs staring at you begging for a bite. Do not feed them, since they will stick around you! :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Came here for lunch. Place was reasonably busy however it took us over an hour and a half to get food (we ordered a burger and salad). Looking around the tables no one had food. My only guess is instead of making orders as they came in they tried to make them all at once. Worse service than in other... More 

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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The camarao mosqueca is very good. I love the natural juices too. The view of the place is very nice. I don't have any complaints about this place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went to "the king of moqueca" thinking the moqueca would be amazing, it is not! Very disappointed, had much better ones in other locations of Brazil. However, their caipirinhas were very nice ask for less sugar and they were awesome! Food wise they have an amazing seafood risotto and a good fish in shrimp sauce. Lovely outdoor setting with... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The name of the restaurant makes believe that they are experts in the traditional Brazilian Seafood Dish Moqueca. But the food I got was a real disappointment. After almost an hour waiting, a friendly but unprofessional team of waiters served a tasteless Shrimp Moqueca with several main ingredients missing. After trying a few bites I refused the dish and returned... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were very keen to eat a good moqueca and therefore went to the self named King of Moqueca, very well located right overlooking the beach of Abraão. What a disappointment! The service was friendly but poor, and the food was even worse. A proper Moqueca, which we know from several previous occasions, tastes nothing like what seemed more like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I loved this place, despite the average reviews. Really chilled and friendly staff. The fried banana is excellent and the portions are huge. It is also reasonably priced and the beans really are amazing!

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New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

OK food served on the beach. Steak was tasty but not an especially good quality cut. Fish mediocre, side dishes average, except for the black beans, which were delicious.

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RIO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

deeply cooked for a long slow time with super fresh ingredients and nice staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Praia do Abraao | Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
  • Phone Number: (24) 3361-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood

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