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O Barco

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Brazilian, South American
As featured in 3 Days in Buzios and 1 other guide
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Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1054, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
+55 22 2629 8307
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The waiters were very nice but please the bathroom needs a face lift ASAP. I got the deep fried fish and it was very fresh and delicious! Great Location! Try to get a table in the front I will return to the restaurant but please fix the bathroom!

Thank Eduardo C
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Have enjoyed two lunches here. The lobster with caper sauce was yummy, but the grilled white grouper took it it to first base. Very busy little place and for good reason.

Thank Mary d
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Simple restaurant serving seafood looking over the ocean. We ordered lobster for two and it came with a salad and rice ... enjoyed my meal but it took awhile to get our food and when my lobster came out it was raw and not cooked all the way we had to send it back to get cooked longer. Not like... More 

Thank Lalacali2013
Durham, North Carolina
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

As a local described it, this restaurant is "very Buziano." Local, fresh, unassuming, friendly, no fancy ingredients, value priced. We loved the grilled lobster and grilled shrimp, isca de peixe (breaded chunks of fish) appetizer. Plan for leisurely delivery of your order, because everything is fresh-made. Great service from our server Obama (nicknamed because he is a double for a... More 

Thank Justine S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a recommendation! Amazing food, friendly staff and good prices!! We went for lunch and was really good.

Thank Danielle K
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We got aware about this restaurant because it was very well visited during the day and night. The Brazilian staff is very friendly - and the food is simply awesome. Fish is fresh and very tasty. We loved it!

Thank vodi1
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Lovely small restaurant, I had a few caipirinhas overlooking the sea while nibbling the best prawn pastel in town. I know they also do amazing food here, which is gonna be my next excuse to come back there. Good service, Great choice

Thank Robson M
Paris, France
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82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant serving fresh fish for very decent prices. Lobster for 2 only costs 100 reals. Accompanying dishes aren't amazing though (such as the salad, rice...) but sea dishes are particularly tasty.

Thank Emilie C
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Good location, a bit packed, great quality and better service. Without huge pretensions, this place has top price quality!

Thank Hans J
Vienna, VA
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This really is a hotel in the wall and you definitely don't come here for ambiance, although it is located by the water. We ordered calamari and lobster for 2. Fresh and delicious. And great price!

Thank Vivian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $34
Seafood, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1054, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2629 8307
Monday to sunday from 12am to 10:30pm.

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