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Joao do Bacalhau

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Rua Republica do Libano 1079, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60160-140, Brazil
(85) 3267-3029 | 3267-0198
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited with group of business friends, food was so so and price very expensive. Be able to pay a lot Good thing was excellent service of waitress. If you like authentic Portuguese bacalhau, this is the right place

Thank Zecadg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I always order "bacalhau ao lagareiro" it´s a codfish oven in a hotcoal with potatos very good meal but i ever take better in a past, The codfish was not so high and tasty like is supose to be. The service was very good, the wine was ok also.

Thank Thiago F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was just OK. Supposedly it is a restaurant specialized in Portuguese-style codfish and other Portuguese dishes. Food tasted everything but Portuguese style. Service and ambiance were great, server was actually from Portugal. But the food was almost tasteless, a bit disappointing,

Thank nontroppo
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Try the grilled lobster. Excellent. One of the best lobsters I have ever ate. It was very tasty . Good price too!

Thank Lisabarbi
Fortaleza, CE
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very good quality seafood. Try Sirigado à Lagareiro (grilled fish with smashed potatoes). A lilltle bit overpriced.

Thank RicardoMontefusco
Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I waited for 1,5 hour to see my food and nothing. Just left hungry and angry. Not even a excuse from the unfriendly waiter. Really a waste of time.

1 Thank Bruno C
Fortaleza, CE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

(seafood restaurant) Excellent quality food, good service, a touch overpriced. The venue is always sparsely populated which creates an odd atmosphere.

Thank ceara-paul
Zaragoza, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Despite ambiance looks to me slightly old-fashioned, grilled seafood (lobster, shrimps, octopus) and codfish were excellent (codfish slightly overdone, but it's always this way in Brazil).

Thank Luis_de_Zaragoza
Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

As the name says, it is a fish restaurant with a Portuguese cuisine , where the owner is the chef, so we where expecting nothing less than real Portuguese food, and we got it. Of course we had Bacalhau, (dried codfish) fixed with olive oil, onions and potatoes. Outstanding. Outstanding because the Bacalhau was juice, soft and the salt just... More 

Thank D'Arrigo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Republica do Libano 1079, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60160-140, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
  • Phone Number: (85) 3267-3029 | 3267-0198

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