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Mercado de Peixes no Mucuripe

Brazilian, Seafood
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end of Av. Beira Mar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60150-162, Brazil
+55 85 3456-3030
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Recife, PE
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've ate more than a 1kg of lobster for R$70,00...impressive, you chose your own food (lobster, shrimps, fishes) and then go to the front places, pay R$8,00 and they prepare your fresh food to you, really never saw anything so good and so cheap like this..MUST GO.

Thank Ddamf
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I did a walk by Meireles edge at the end of the day, to the fish market at the end of Mucuripe Beach. The sunset seen from the market area is amazing, with many fishing boats composing the scene.

Thank Gustavo M
Vila Velha, ES
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105 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

You can buy whatever amount of shrimp or fish, as you like and ask to fry, sitting just near the Beach. Just it has a lot of people and last a while to have it done. But it worth going de here.

Thank Cristinacarneiro
austin, texas
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

They have about 16 different fish venders all lined up in what looks like train cars. Just pick one, and order what ever seafood you want by the kilo. You pay the vender. Then you bring your fresh seafood in the plastic bag the give you, and find a table at the large outdoor area. When a waitress finally comes... More 

2 Thank caseywest99
São Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

You have to go there prepared to buy your fish or other seafood, but do not pay the first price, ask for a better price, you will be surprised, after you have your food you go to the other side and ask them to cook for you, order french fries and beer and you will have a WONDERFUL lunch, plenty... More 

2 Thank Alberto M
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is such a great place to eat, very local feel to it. The food was very tasty and very cheap. You buy the fish or shimp fresh and take it to the kitchen area where they cook it and bring it to you for a small price. Ate here many times while in Foraleza, the shimp were amazing!

2 Thank RoddersGlobetrotter
Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

The local rave about the fish market at Mucuripe but really although the food is good since you get the fresh shrimp and fish, it is nothing fancy at all. However, if you want to eat well and save money or if you like to see how the locals eat and celebrate this is the place to go. You buy... More 

Thank Mario A
Nowra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I used to by fish and shirimp at Mercado do Mucuripe but I have noticed that the fishermen try to give you the worst they have.

1 Thank john p
Sao Paulo, SP
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We are not sure whether we can call the "mercado" - a restaurant... The view is breathtaking (especially at sunset) and the "bring your own fish" system is quite interesting; We found the food preparation as quite simple and greasy; Great experience.

Thank ISR77
Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

One of the best places to eat in Fortaleza, if not the best. You buy whatever you want in the market (fish, shrimp, octopus) and take it to one of the shacks to have it cooked. Everything is very fresh, as you'd expect in a fish market in the seaside, but it's also very cheap. Two people can easily eat... More 

1 Thank neyhc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Brazilian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: end of Av. Beira Mar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60150-162, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
  • Phone Number: +55 85 3456-3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?