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Xica da Silva

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Avenida Al Das Acacias, 11 | Vl Floresta Nova, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990000, Brazil
(81) 3619-0437
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I expected much more

I expected much more after I read the reviews. In my opinion, this restaurant is far behind Tribojou and Teju-açu, not only for the sophistication but also for the quality of the food and service. Too expensive for what they offer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
MarcelloNitz
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Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I expected much more after I read the reviews. In my opinion, this restaurant is far behind Tribojou and Teju-açu, not only for the sophistication but also for the quality of the food and service. Too expensive for what they offer.

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sao paulo
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Noronha. Very good seafood, good service and also a nice place to have some drinks/beer. Ask for a table in their pleasant outdoor area.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a lunch there and the food was delicious. Service was a little bit choppy though very courteous, but better than the Brazilian Northeast standard.

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Rio de Janeiro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On our recent week-long stay in Fernando de Noronha we ate at Xica da Silva twice. The food is delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. The peixe mestiço and the chocolate cake dessert with doce de leite and ice cream were amazing!!! We returned just to have these two dishes again. We highly recommend Xica da Silva!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were there only for a lunch. It was walking distance from our pousada. We all ordered a salad which was very good. But we had to wait over an hour for it. We had told the waiter that we had a hard stop. I had to ask 2 times to finally get the food. When it came we still... More 

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Paris, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had visited a number of cities in Brazil, before making our way to Fernando de Noronha. While I'm sure all of those places have amazing restaurants, our guidebooks steered us to many that were just okay. I don't normally get excited about food, but this restaurant was amazing! In the short week that we spend in Fernando, we must... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food was in the top ten of the island but the location and the display of the restaurants are not good.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Al Das Acacias, 11 | Vl Floresta Nova, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: (81) 3619-0437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

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