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Av. Miguel Stefano, 4795 | Enseada, Guaruja, State of Sao Paulo 11440534, Brazil
(13) 3351-5771
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

Very Good Seafood restaurant. The fish and calamaris were great. The price was good as well. It's not cheap place, however I think it's a good price vs. benefit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Ricardo M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very Good Seafood restaurant. The fish and calamaris were great. The price was good as well. It's not cheap place, however I think it's a good price vs. benefit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We decided to have lunch at Rufino's at the end of our trip in Guaruja. The service and food was very good, not impressed but they met with our expectations, since we always stop by at this restaurant while visiting Guarujá. Although we consider Rufino's in São Paulo (Itaim and Morumbi) a better experience in terms of atmosphere, food and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a great meal here. We arrived early before the restaurant was busy. Service and food was excellent. We went for a seafood platter and an Argentinian wine which were both excellent. Hard to beat and the highlight of our trip to Guaruja.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went back to this restaurant for lunch and once again got disappointed. The old times of Pepe the maître are definitely gone. We ordered grilled shrimps the old "Africana" dish and it was disappointing no seasoning. The appetizers were not good, a mix of unattractive options and large tasteless olives. Service I must say did improve when questioning about... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Before I begin this review, I would like to let you know that I am a little bit of a "foodie," and I seem to have expensive taste (unfortunately for me). In the past 1-2 years, I had the opportunity to eat at several high-end restaurants in the US and throughout Europe as I tagged along in business trips. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Having just little time to spend on Guaruja', we went to Ruffino which was named as the best. We find surprising the preparation of the fish plates! Very good and taste. The service very common nothing special just ok! But for common pocket be aware! It is costly .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We have a home in Guaruja, and on weekends take the opportunity to try different restaurants. On a warm Saturday evening, when the beach was still bustling with people, we visited Rufino's. What a disappointment! The waiters might wear gimmicky sailor's costumes, but our service, which was slow, especially after we had politely declined the cover, could at best be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Shrimp at hungarian style is perfect.. Others dishes are Good too. Price is very expensive, but worth it once in a while.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a glass corner restaurant with nice view of the beach. There is always a waiting line. Food is indeed very good. From the big shrimps Africana to baked fish. But the winner was the shrimp risotto which is unforgettable. The mussels vinaigrette as appetizers were also very good. All dishes in our table were good. Poor "expresso".

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Expensive but with a great view. The waiters have a variety of fake sailor's uniforms which is very amusing and adds to the ambience. We immediately had a plate of cold vegetables, olives etc placed in front of us and thought that this was part of the cover - no it was 16 Reals each, not a great deal of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Miguel Stefano, 4795 | Enseada, Guaruja, State of Sao Paulo 11440534, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Guaruja
  • Phone Number: (13) 3351-5771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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