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Cabana do Sol

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Brazilian, Pizza, South American
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Avenida Litoranea, 10 Praia Do Calhau, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65076-380, Brazil
(98) 3227-7761
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Brazilian food

If you want a good Brazilian food, it is your restaurant. Try "carne de sol de picanha". For 4 people. I live in São Luís. Sometimes, I and my family eat in cabana do sol. More food, good price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Paulo Henrique R
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a good Brazilian food, it is your restaurant. Try "carne de sol de picanha". For 4 people. I live in São Luís. Sometimes, I and my family eat in cabana do sol. More food, good price.

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Hollywood, Florida
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222 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

They couldn't have done it better. Large group we had and all the food was hot and served together. They had some regional specialties but a lot of traditional foods and we ate most of it!

Thank manzellam
Tallahassee, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We wend to this restaurant mainly because it was within a block from our hotel and our guide recommended it, but, we had one of our best meal in our whole 21 days of Brazil trip (we also went to some top restaurants in Rio, Iguazu and Cuiaba in those 21 days). Our server didn't speak good English and my... More 

Thank Stravel2015
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice place in front of Calhau beach: we had the incredible carne de sol, the picanha version, and it is really wonderful. Portions are huge, quality is at the top. We wished also to try Brazilian wine, they have good option on the menu and the Rio Sol Reserva is good. Prices are a little high but it is all... More 

Thank Franz60
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A restaurant to get to know the flavors of Maranhao. In av Coastal in Calhau.Local of rustic (wooden structure) and cool overlooking the sea and ships anchored at the coast. See nice pictures. But the important thing is the cost-benefit ratio. Very good. Me and my friends ate an excellent fish: snapper on the grill. But as an accompaniment we... More 

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Pelotas, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love the regional food in every corner of the Northeast Brazil. Food from Maranhão is no exception. Recently, came with friends to Cabana do Sol for dinner to try the famous "care de sol", sun dried meat. I was immediately impressed by the decor, a large upstairs are made of wood and thatch. The view is magnificent. Unfortunately, I... More 

1 Thank VSOP_AOC
Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Restaurant is not bad, food is not so tasty like the price, servers doesn't see anything around they self. Just trying to work. This is the first time in Brazil, when I want not to give a tips.

1 Thank Vladimir R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is below average. Service is terrible. Extremely overpriced. Wifi never works. Don't go there!

Thank Zsolt P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well attended, nice environment in front of the ocean. The food was just Amazing, had an excelent cangreijo for entree and "Mariscada" We were 3 and couldnt finish it. Juices tasty and the price was fair. Would I go again? Definitely!!!

Thank Carlosecp78
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Site: 9/10 Well-located restaurant right along sea side. Deco: 6/10 Simple and uncomplicated. Do not expectate any deco twists. Service: 7/10 Corteous, helping and pragmatic. No "fru-fru" treatment. Food: 10/10 Spetacular. Dishes are good for couples. Prefer meats and sea food over pasta. Pork ribs with pineapple is incredible!!!! Price: 9/10 Not expensive considering what the restaurant delivers. Overall: 9/10... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Litoranea, 10 Praia Do Calhau, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65076-380, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Maranhao (MA)  >  Sao Luis
  • Phone Number: (98) 3227-7761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Pizza, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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