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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
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch and had an amazing time. The food is fantastic. We had the grilled fish of the day, and the octopus rice, which were both delicious. They have 1 and 2 person portions which makes it easy to share. The staff was nice, with good and fast service. Will definitely come back!

Thank Lily B
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We ate here a few times and generally considered the food, prices and service to be very good. Better than most of the big fancy places in town!

Thank Astor_Elder
Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very nice little place, any time during the day..fresh and well cooked fish...with a (very) good Caipirinha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a tiny little restaurant that you could easily walk by. It is not to missed!! Seafood is their speciality and they get it so right. Portions are good, plenty of fresh food with great taste. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The views are great day and night - a definite must

Thank Tracey D
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

For great fish at a great price, you cannot beat O'Barco!!! It's vertical marketing in Buzios - they own a fishing boat that supplies the fish at their peixeria next door and for the restaurant thus great pricing and fish is always fresh....this was "hands down" our favorite restaurant for lunch in Buzios. Having worked in state of Rio I... More 

Thank Texirican
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Great setting overlooking the water - as with most of the local spots this is small but if you can grab a table outside you definitely should. Had a curry and seafood dish - both were super fresh and very well seasoned. Came with lots of sides - big portions for two people but the food was so great we... More 

Thank Shannon T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Definitely, it is not a tourist place. Quite simple place, but with excellent seafood. Most of the dishes are good for 2 people at a fair price. If you like and are okay with shrimps, try the Bobó de Camarão. You will never regret.

Thank JRaupp
Monchengladbach, Germany
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

restaurant, fish-shop as well the fisher-boots are family owned. so all is fresh what the kitchen offers to you. they have at frondside open air tables, tereasse with roof and a space inside means capacity for max 60 person. no reservation. but in front of the street : take a capirinha and just wait a wile. the frindly waiters will... More 

Thank reinhardo123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We were amazed how many good restaurants there are in Búzios, but this is a real cute thing not to miss. Go early for your dinner, because people are waiting in front for a table. There are not a lot of tables, although they kind of stretch the restaurant along the sidewalk if necessary. Food is fresh seafood, good wine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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