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Ilha do Guaiamum

#234 of 4,641 Restaurants in Recife
#268 of 5,012 Places to Eat in Recife
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Boa Viagem
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Rua Maria Carolina 68 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(081) 3466 2122
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood in an informal setting

This place is a mix of bar and restaurant that caters to a diverse clientele, with a wide ranging menu to match. You can have either a series of small plates or full course meals that will certainly satiate your appetite. I highly recommend the seafood, particularly the crabs, some of which you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2013
RJFEsteves
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Brasilia, DF
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Maceio, AL
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to this restaurant because it was highly recommended. Not only prices were outrageous, but the service was horrible. I would never go back there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

good seafood by the prices. Good option for an informal dinner. For those who loves Guaiamum (kind of crab) you can choose your own at one container with hundreds of them.

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Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This place is a mix of bar and restaurant that caters to a diverse clientele, with a wide ranging menu to match. You can have either a series of small plates or full course meals that will certainly satiate your appetite. I highly recommend the seafood, particularly the crabs, some of which you can pick alive in their tanks at... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Cosy restaurant where it is possible to eat from sushi to Parmegiana beef. I had some seafood, small shrimps in garlic and oil and oysters. The first was just ok, the second was awesome! Very, very cold beer is served. Service is slow and unnatentive. Price is fair. TV sets every where showing from soap opera to axe music make... More 

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Brasilia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Better to go in a group than alone since the portions are good and can be divided. Two in one because there also is a sushi bar.

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Maia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great restaurant to have sea food in Boa Viagem. Portions are ok to large, prices are a little bit high but quality is there.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The restaurant has a great selection of dishes (perhaps too many!), a wonderful buffet and Japanese dishes like sushi, sashimis, etc. The waiters are attentive and service is generally quite good. My wife loves the Guaiamum crabs and eats there every day when we are in Recife.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Good seafood with an average price in a noisy place. Verythingyou ask will come perfectly cooked, hot and well served. If you like, you should try the "Guaiamum" that is a type of crab, I think... You can choose how big you want your Guaiamum: small, medium, large or giant. Also you can choose it from an aquarium in the... More 

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BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

Fair service and food, although it's overpriced! Good for seafood and family meetings.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

Was a very good time spend it in 'ilha do guaiamum' and I recomended it for every one who wants good food, friendly service and nice atmosphere. C U next year.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Maria Carolina 68 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Boa Viagem
  • Neighborhood: Boa Viagem
  • Phone Number: (081) 3466 2122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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