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Rei do Moqueca

Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
consistent service / great drinks

I frequented this beach restaurant multiple times within a week. The prices were fair with consistent quality in food and service. Fish was not dry, like many other experiences on the island. Their juices were also emulsified better which led to better caipirinhas. My entire group really preferred... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I frequented this beach restaurant multiple times within a week. The prices were fair with consistent quality in food and service. Fish was not dry, like many other experiences on the island. Their juices were also emulsified better which led to better caipirinhas. My entire group really preferred these to the many in Rio, Iguacu and Ilha dining experiences. Highlight:... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we dined here twice, poor food (fish, chicken, burgers), service is mediocre, both times they forgot something from the order, food never arrived at the same time for all 4 of us. And it took ages to get food... there are a couple much better choices in the village.

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Sunbury-on-Thames, null, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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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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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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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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, South American

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