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Restaurante David

Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
As featured in Best Food in Buzios
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Rua Manoel Turibio, 260, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting Buzios for many years. Each time i never miss eating at Restaurante David. One block off the main street in Centro. Fernando (the owner) is always friendly and visits your table while you eat to make sure everything is OK. Great staff and moderate pricing.

Thank Joel A
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It is close to Rua das Pedras, but away from the most noble location. Expect paper tablecloth, poor wine list etc. service is efficient. Go for the moquecas. Serves 2-3 persons, and are delicious. Remember that parking could be an issue (as in all Rua das Pedras region).

Thank marcel0barp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

It's very close to Rua das Pedras, in a simple house. They have seafood as specialty but we choose meet "Picanha na brasa", which came with rice, french fries and farofa with vinagrete. The food was good and the dishes for two people to share have good price.

Thank ClaraAB
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us from our hotel Perola in Buzios from the bartended Carlos! I ordered the Moqueca fruto do mar for 2 for the 3 of us and it was more than enough and it was delicious.

Thank BobH15
New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Sit outside if you can -- the atmosphere is a little fluorescent inside. We had the seafood stewed in wine sauce and shrimp in coconut sauce, both excellent.

Thank ASH_Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This was the best seafood restaurant I found in town. Really tasty and good service. Good price.value

Thank Strawinskyy
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We both had pasta...very well prepared, and enourmous portions...could have shared one. The service was very good, the ambience was so-so...too many kids for my liking, but overall would recommend.

Thank Hove_Windsurfer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We always eat there and never get disappointed. Friendly staff. We shared the shrimp moqueca ( shrimp stew in dende oil) and was delicious. Don't miss this place

Thank LuluBrooklyn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Of course you should have a fish dinner if you are staying in a fishing village. We ordered the second item on the menu but I can't say it in Portuguese. According to the charming restaurant manager who spoke a little English, we ordered BBQ Sea Bass for 2 and he brought out the raw fish for our approval. It... More 

Thank MNMaryMary
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

During a week recently spent in Buzios David ended up being our favourite restsurant. We came here three times for dinner. Twice we had the grilled fish and once a great sizzling prawn dish. We really enjoyed our meals and also found service very friendly and attentive. The location is also great for people watching if you sit in the... More 

Thank Ulla V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Manoel Turibio, 260, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: 2226232981

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?