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Cafe do Mar

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Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Delft, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little place on the beach. Great music and friendly staff. The food however was a bit disappointing. We went there on a churrasco night, hoping for mouth watering, tender and tasty meat. Unfortunately, the meat was far from tender and very dry. It's probably better to order fish.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in August having just been in Rio while the Olympics were on. Loved the vibe on Ilha Grande and came here for drinks by the sea one evening after hiking all day. We tried both the passion fruit and the standard caipirinhas and both were absolutely perfect. I definitely want to return to Ilha Grande and I know that... More 

1 Thank EuroNomad91
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located a little further from the center of Abraao but still close and right on the beach. Had a great steak here! Best on the island I think. Caipiriha's were good, but the wine was too sweet for my taste. Staff comes across a little cranky, but if your able to ignore that, Café do Mar is a great place... More 

1 Thank Jolene88
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little hektic, because of power cut. Good food and delicious carprinhas! The beef was a little chewy, but everything else was nice ☺️

1 Thank EmilieH06
Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Came for drinks on the beach at night and then for coffee on the beach. Wow is all i can say about the setting , service and drinks. Cannot wait to try dinner tonight

1 Thank Mickie M
Meudon, France
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

A nice place on the beach to enjoy a drink late in the afternoon Good WiFi :-) and a very nice and friendly waitress speaking good English and even French!!

2 Thank Nathalie R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

great staff, excellent food and cocktails (maracuja--or passion fruit--caipirinhas are a must!). Also, it has a great atmosphere with soft lighting and beach side tables.

1 Thank Heather P
Ilha Grande, RJ
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My favorite moment is Sunday's afternoon to watch the sunrise and boats coming back from they day trips... It's nice relaxing and cool music!

1 Thank O Verde I
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My partner and I were recommended either this or Dom Mario as the places to try on Ilha Grande. We had walked around the island all day and had decided on this restaurant for the BBQ Night. The skewers are placed out and you pick what you want. The experience here was unbelievable! Personalized service, seating on the ocean, romantic/cosy... More 

2 Thank rnohr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We came here on BBQ night (not sure if every night is BBQ night). They display all the skewers on a table next to the BBQ and you go and pick what you want - pork beef chicken veg etc. Service was good and fast, portion sizes were huge, the food was good but we had better on the island.... More 

1 Thank deathbyblackcat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, Barbecue, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
This is one of a string of restaurants on the beach just outside the center of town that don't actually have addresses (as far as I know). Others of its ilk are included in major guide books, like Foder's. I'd really like to give this restaurant a review because it was amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, and wonderful, English-speaking staff (a rarity on the island). Thanks!

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