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Xica da Silva

Floresta Nova, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3619-0437
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Paris, France
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We fist tried Xica da Silva because it was the closest restaurant to our pousada. But we returned because we really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the place in general. Like all restaurants on the island, prices are quite high there (~like in São Paulo) but the food is really fresh (mainly fish...try the shark balls, it is quite... More

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Wellington, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food was nothing special. Moqueca baiana was kind of flavorless and the fish overcooked. Dessert was exceptional.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate here a couple of times whilst visiting the island. We had meals twice and once went back just for the dessert. I don't know what it's called but it's the chocolate, dulce de leche, ice-cream combo.... amazing! :) We also found the price very reasonable for the good food that we ate.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very clean, nice atmosphere, central restaurant. Even the loos were nice and clean! Delicious, reasonably-priced food and great service. Highly recommend, by far our best meal in Noronha.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Food on the island is expensive, but for what you get, the food here is over priced. The service was great, nice ambiance and overall our meal was good, but for the price, I'd suggest Veranda instead.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I know that in Noronha everything is expensive, and you shouldn't wait to get cheap things. But I think this is one of the most expensive restaurants in the island, and the food don't worth the price. You can do better at Restaurante do Zé Maria or at Varandas. It's good food, but, again, overpriced. Don't recomend it.

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Rome, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very nice place where you can eat fresh sea food! A little expensive but the best in Fernando de Noronha! If you go there you absolutely must go to Xica da Silva!

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Milan, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food is good, the environment is quite stilish (we have been told it is one of the most elegant restaurants in Noronha), the staff is friendly. Better go early as it becomes really busy at around 8.30 pm and the service gets really really slow.

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Addison, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place is hard to miss since it nestled in with many of the pousadas. It was practically next door to the one I stayed at, so I stopped in for lunch on more than one occasion during my four days on the island. Very friendly waitstaff, many non-Brazilian, and tasty food with a good selection of salads and even... More

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Campinas, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Another wonderful recommendation by the manager of Pousada Mar Aberta. It is very close to our pousada, and the ambiance was fantastic. I enjoyed a truly fine meal with excellent waitstaff. A good choice for our last night on the island!

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