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“Best place to eat in Noronha” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Varanda

Varanda
Rua Major Costa, 130 | Vila do Trinta, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
+55 81 3619-1546
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Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Seoul, South Korea
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“Best place to eat in Noronha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Close to the port, tucked away in an alley (there's a sign in the main road indicating the restaurant), it serves the best food in Fernando de Noronha.
The portions are generous and the food really tastes home-made. Specialties vary from seafood (crab, lobster, shrimp), fish and few meat dishes. They also have a vast choice of appetizers (including pastéis).
Staff is friendly and attentive.
The wine choice is limited and expensive, like anywhere else on the island, and the caipirinhas worth a try.
We found it to have the best quality /price ratio on the island.
There's outdoor sitting (limited). No reservation needed if you go relatively early.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, nice food. Expensive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Delicious food, nice place, nice service. But, as every other place in Noronha, really over priced.
I'd really suggest more typical Brazilian desserts should be added to the Menu. Nothing with Acai, Cocada, Doce de Leite?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Flores, Indonesia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Definitely a good choice in Noronha.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Varanda, in my opinion, is not the most pleasant restaurant in Noronha. It's not the best and it isn't the cheapest.
But it is pleasant enough, some of the dishes are very good and depending on what you order it isn't that expensive.
I go there every time I go to Noronha and always recommend it to friends.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Best place to eat in the Island, same price as top restaurants ,fast and great service , most of the dishes are for 2 persons

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Best food on Noronha by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had 4 meals Varanda , huge difference of quality from the other restaurants , most of the dishes are for 2 people , food is top quality , quick service friendly service and not too expensive

Visited January 2013
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