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Guaiamum Gigante

Rua Doutor Jose de Goes, 299, Parnamirim, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3441-1509
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Ranked #113 of 3,655 restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Hammond, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Of course it gets crowded: huge portions of fresh seafood at relatively cheap prices! It is an unbeatable place to meet friends, eat good, no-nonsense, simple seafood and drink beer! Oh, and vallet parking: an important asset these days in Brazil.

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Brasilia, DF
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The restaurant has lots of options of regional sea food. This is a good place for happy hour. Service is ok. The place is a little bit crowded and noisy. This is main restaurant of this brand. There are other two at Boa Viagem beach. One sea front and another one at Av. Conselheiro Aguiar.

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Macae, RJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is definately a must go place in Recife, no doubt the best place to have guaiamum, don't be shy though, do try the amazing oysters! Service is good, sometimes a little bit too slow, but soon forgotten after you have that colorfull tasty plate in front of you. The place is also good, but it gets too croweded after... More

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Recife-PE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Despite the fact they don´t have the best beer in Brazil, Skol Beer, the place is very Cozy and the food is spectacular, specially the seafood, get without fear the "casquinho de carangueijo", a small potion of a very tasteful crab, and the "caldinho de camarão", a small portion of soup made of shirmps, but with real shrimp inside it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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744 reviews 744 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
1,512 helpful votes 1,512 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

It is very well located at the seafront avenue of Boa Viagem. The atmosphere is lively (tough noisy) and if you are lucky enough to get a sit just close to a window it will be certainly better. The food was good, despite the fact we thought our dish came with too much flavor and onions and just some rare... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The restaurant is called Guaiamum Gigante (fiant land crabs) but the crabs were so tiny they should be called Guaiamum babies! We also ordered feijão verde (fresh peeled beans) and they served cooked dried black eyed peas. The service was quick and efficient but that is all that was good there. The boiled shrimp were also very small.

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Recife, PE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is a good restaurant with good prices, but keep away during the weekends.

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

It is a very goo bar to go with your friends. The food there is really great, the crab there is amazing, and can't complain about the service. But the atmosphere can be very annoying for some people who don't like noise. It is pretty difficult to have a nice and calm conversation with someone, so I wouldn't recommend it... More

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The food is actually pretty good, though the atmosphere could be more relaxed, it is way too noisy, especially during weekends. If you like crustaceans you will most likely enjoy whatever you eat there, I know I did, even though some of what I ate was overpriced (they were good, but I should have paid less). It does include outdoor... More

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Piedade, PE Brasil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

If you like busy and good food you will enjoy this restaurant.

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