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#11 of 1,686 Restaurants in Vitoria
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Joaquim Lirio 753, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santo 29055-460, Brazil
(27) 3227-1165
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Brasilia, DF
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pleasant place with people dedicated to make you feel happy. Excelent fishes and seafood, and an amazing moqueca, a recipe based on salt water fish stew that is a specialty of Espírito Santo. Pirão has one of the best moquecas you will ever eat. It is not cheap, but it is worth the price.

Thank depaulacarlos
Curitiba, PR
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Pirao is a landmark in Vitoria. Its fish dishes are famous and rhe Moqueca (tradicional dish made wirh fish) is the main attarction of the restaurant. Tje food itself is great, but the restaurant is unconfortable in how weather (the air conditioning does not work properly) and the fame has made the prices a bit higher than it should be.

Thank AllanMCCosta
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

The food here is almost exclusively sea food based and is really very tasty indeed. Some of the dishes which are tagged "for two" could feed four. Prices are reasonable overall and the service is cheery if a little erratic. The wine list is acceptable, but I suspect that the waiting staff is more accustomed to serving beer and soft... More 

Thank leo s
Vitoria, ES
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168 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Pirão is considered one of the best seafood restaurants in Vitória. Specialized in "moqueca", the tradicional dish of the State, is the choice of families and businessmen for a good maeal.If You want to try the moqueca, ask for the one with the fish "badejo" and ask the waiter for one with very white meat. The entree of fried shrimps... More 

Thank Alvarohill
Vitoria, ES
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the most traditional restaurants of Vitória, Pirão (inspired by the nickname of the owner) will serve you a typical moqueca capixaba, actually one of the best. Moqueca is the most traditional plate of the state of ESPIRITO SANTO. Do not expect fancy service or a luxurious interior (although the service is great and informal and the place is... More 

Thank CesarRonaldo
Sao Paulo, SP
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Seems very traditional restaurant with old fashion decoration and white paper table cover. The selection of food is huge and most famous Moqueca was great! Selection of wine was good with very friendly prices.... Food a little but expensive. Service friendly a efficient!

Thank smrgy
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015

My first visit to Brazil, and after several restaurants, I found Pirao in Vitoria to have the best Moqueca on the planet. Fresh, tender seafood in a mouth-watering base of onions, peppers, and tomatoes, savory and delicious beyond any expectation that you might have. The restaurant is simple and plain, no frills, and none are needed when you have Moqueca... More 

Thank UnklTravlnMac
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times and never had a bad experience with their food. Inasmuch as there are cheaper option in the city, none are as good as this one. I recommend the moquecas, which are outstanding. They do have other plate options, but none are as good as the Moquecas and you can get them just... More 

Thank Pedro P
Rio de Janeiro
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

When in Vitoria/ES you must stop by at Pirão... you'll find a very and taste food. The dish serves 2 hungry person or 3 regular ones whit fresh fish and big shrimps. The ambiance is not fancy but you'll feel more like at your kitchen which is always a good place to be. The waiters doesn't have a fixed zone... More 

Candiac, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a nice restaurant located in the "triangle" in Vitoria, a restaurant area, the hotel suggested that we should try the "Moquqeca" at this fine establishment, we were not disappointed, however we were only two, it looked like a portion for 4 or more. Excellent food, very good service, I highly recommend this fine establishment. They do not accept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joaquim Lirio 753, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santo 29055-460, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Espirito Santo (ES)  >  Vitoria
  • Phone Number: (27) 3227-1165

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?