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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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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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224 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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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270 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?