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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 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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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here twice, so I will talk about both experiences. First time we went for the "pizza night" and it was a nice surprise, lots of different options, service was pretty good, staff really friendly, and the pizza was good. The chef prepares pizzas outside so you can see him work, and there was a nice variety since they... More 

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Campinas, SP
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163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I`ve heard a lot about "Festival Gastronomico" at Ze Maria. I does not work well for me. I don't like so much kind of food mixed, therefore I tried to go there for a standard dinner. I`ve tried a codfish and it was very nice. There are also kids menu. For those that are looking for a good meal, nice... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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181 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 20 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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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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 6 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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: International

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