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Ponta das Caranhas

Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Ranked #30 of 2,553 restaurants in Florianopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I loved the restaurant, the gratinated fish with coconut milk was fresh and excellent. I will surely come back, because I was very well served too.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Highly rec the mixed seafood grill. We were not very hungry though ate almost the entire entree. The raw oysters also were so fresh and a treat...even for a lucky Los Angeles resident who has fresh Santa Monica seafood regularly. Staff were attentive and wonderful. I will absolutely return again on our next visit.

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Trieste
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321 reviews 321 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice outdoor area on the lagoon; nothing could be better for enjoying a dinner and refresh after a hot day. We started with good caipirinhas and went on with nice oysters. We had mixed seafood moqueqa for main course and it was excellent. The waiters' professionality leaves space for improvement.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have dinner with my wife and 2 sons, teenagers, in a table in the lagoon shore, nice ambient, good service and variety of dishes, price according to quality of restaurant. Pasta and shrimps are very good.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Seafood was over-cooked, oysters awful, charged for food we didn't order and the waiter refused to take the item off of the bill. The server was unattentive during the meal and rude when asked about the additional charge on the check.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice place with beautiful view. The food is OK but not wonderful. We took the risk of taking some oysters, not a god idea - got sick. Service could also be better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Typical Brazilian seafood house and cuisine. In front of Lagoa da Conceiçao. Beautiful view during daytime. Excellent dishes, parking lot.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Excellent menu with lots of options of sea food. We had oysters as appetizers and fish fillet as main course. The lake view is outstanding! However, the service wasn't very efficient. We had the impression that the waiters were a little bit confused: it was necessary to double check the orders more than once. In the end, it really worths... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I was a fan of Ponta for more than a decade watching it grow from a small one room cseafood cafe with simple dishes. Each year it progressed with more tables more rooms, bigger kitchen,etc... Somewhere along the way the quest for more business started to diminish the charm of the place...Don't get me wrong the lula d'ore are still... More

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Prince George, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012 via mobile

We had plans to go out for dinner to a different restaurant which we found was closed. We wanted to avid very slow traffic so headed back to Barra da Lagoa where we are staying. I visited Ponta das Caranhas in 2009 and enjoyed the food. My husband had not been to the restaurant. We ordered the Congrio From Chile... More

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