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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best in Noronha

We stayed in Fernando de Noronha for 6 days and tried 5 different restaurants for lunch and dinner. Xica da Silva was by far the best one. We liked so much that we went back twice. The prices among all the other restaurants seems to be very similar, with a 10% different give or take. But the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed in Fernando de Noronha for 6 days and tried 5 different restaurants for lunch and dinner. Xica da Silva was by far the best one. We liked so much that we went back twice. The prices among all the other restaurants seems to be very similar, with a 10% different give or take. But the quality and preparation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful food, mouth watering food, I ordered steak, rice and chips, with feijoada, and it was the best I ever ate feijoada, it was just great! The beer was so cold, gosh i would return anytime! Without mention the fried codfish balls ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a lot of fun. Very good food and great service. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Little pricy but worth it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The menu is great, it has a lot of interesting combinations. The appetizers are amazing, specially good to share with friends while drinking and talking about how amazing is the trip.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Xica da Silva

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

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  • 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: International

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