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Restaurante do Ze Maria

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Rua Nice Cordeiro, s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3619-1258
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming night

The food is good, not the best. We went for the festival of seafood and the event is part of the attraction. The host, Ze Maria, tells a lot of stories and jokes (in Portuguese) and then has the chefs come out and explain what each dish is. The dinner starts late and lasts a while but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Matt L
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food is good, not the best. We went for the festival of seafood and the event is part of the attraction. The host, Ze Maria, tells a lot of stories and jokes (in Portuguese) and then has the chefs come out and explain what each dish is. The dinner starts late and lasts a while but there is live... More 

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Brazil
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176 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Zé Maria has the best restaurant in Fernando de Noronha. Whatever you choose will be delicious. An advice: even if not indicated, most plates serves two, especially with you have appetizers. But be aware: the service is slow, extremely slow! As for the gastronomic festival, I have reviewed it on my review of Zé Maria’a B&B.

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Chicago,IL
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

the personel make you feel so welcome, and go out of their way to please you that you enjoy your meal even thou is average food with beautiful presentation

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São Paulo, SP
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You're going to heard conflicting opinions about this restaurant. Some believe it is the most luxurious place you can go in Noronha, others hate it. My personal experience back in November 2014 put me in the second group. Food was tasteless and service very confusing. If you are in this island on the middle of the Atlantic ocean and the... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Portions were small and we were expecting more inventive dishes. Service was by far the best on the island. As others have said, wine list is off limits. Maybe I will try the festival next time.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very good food, beautiful layout and perfect attention. Maybe the things to improve is a place to park near the restaurant because a rain caught us and we were parked a couple of blocks from the door.

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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

At first time, it may look kinda expensive, as it is located at one of the most exclusive hotel in the island. But, if you compare it's food quality and price with some other restaurant in Noronha, even those very popular self service, you'll find it's maybe the best cost benefit at all!! At Wednesday and Saturday they run a... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The place is beautiful! Has a hydroponic garden where you can choose your own salad and they prepare it in time! The Menu is extensive and quite varied food. The portions are huge and very well served. Excellent quality! Drinks are delicious, and it has attentive waiters. It is the same price as all the other restaurants on the Island!... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I went three times at this restaurant (for lunch and dinner) in two different trips and they were all great! The food was tasty and well presented. It can serves two people, but do not expect large portions. Service were good and orders came quickly. The roof is retractable, so if there is a beautiful night possibly you'll dinner in... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The cost of wine is prohibitive, do not even look at the wine list However despite the high prices, it was a very good eating experience. Remember not to go alone , so as to share dishes and enlarge your tasting reach. If it would not be for the prices, it would be a almost irretouchable meal. The decoration, the... More 

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Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro, s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3619-1258
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro, s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: (81) 3619-1258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

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