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Casa do Joao

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Brazilian, South American
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Rua Nelson Felicio dos Santos 664-A | Behind Brasil Bank, in the central square., Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79290-000, Brazil
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just renovated with a lovely outside patio to avoid the always crowded main saloon. All the staff is incredibly well trained and receptive. The owner is always walking around to make sure all is set. And the food... Start with a local piranha soup and then choose between the various options for local food. We had the moqueca a kind... More 

Thank Carlos N
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The well appointed restaurant in the center of downtown Bonito has excellent food. In fact our meal was one of the best we had in Brazil. The restaurant is quite large, but the ambiance and noise level is upscale. The drinks are excellent as is the fish. This place is worth the effort to find.

Thank Robert G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the decor very nice, and the waiters' fame of being attentive is higher than what I got. the "traira empanada" chief dish was hard to taste given it is a light thin fish overfried - would not have it again. I thought Juanita, Taboa, and Tapera were much better food... and for less.

Thank FairGlobalTraveler
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food, we had fish in coconut - ginger Sauce, was delicious. The White wine was served cold and a cooler was provided at the same time. Prices are OK. As it is a bigger place, do not worry about the Speed of Service. It was fast even though the Restaurant was fully occupied. In case you see People waiting outside.... More 

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

The restaurant is beautiful, rustic at the right point, has good service and the food is amazing. I had the best Pirarucu that I have ever had. Strongly recommended.

1 Thank AllanMCCosta
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Fast service, cozy place and we have ordered a pirarucu with ginger and coconut milk...excellent match!

Thank Lcasagrande14
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great and big portions for 2 people are bigger so if you are 3 or 4 pax you can just order for 2 and it will be just enough. Staff was great and very helpful.

Thank Hana B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing food. We've had a good look around Bonito and cant find better when we want a nice restaurant. Nothing to fault. We had one fish starter dish and one steak dish and that comes to between £25 to £30 for both of us with a drink. Quality of the food and service was excellent. Portions were so good... More 

Thank WilsonCW2014
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Casa do João is a wonderful place. First of all the decoration is exceptionally beautiful. There are tables under trees, where the tables themselves are a work of art. The other tables are also nice, made of raw wood. The place is big and comfortable. The waitresses are very polite and helpful. And the food is delicious! For all that,... More 

Thank Leandro B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a driver to take us to the tours (we don't drive and had our baby with us) and she recommended Casa do Joao to us, and I'm glad she did! (It's away from the main street, so if you don't veer off you'd miss it!) We went for a late lunch after visiting Praia Da Figueira and decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $17
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nelson Felicio dos Santos 664-A | Behind Brasil Bank, in the central square., Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79290-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS)  >  Bonito
  • Phone Number: 556732551212

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