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Lua e Mar

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Praia do Canto | Beach front near Rua da Fabrica, Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(24) 3361-5113
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ilha Grande, RJ
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Here is "the place" you can experience the best fish or mix moqueca. This is a traditional dish cooked in a ceramic pan, which reaches high temperatures in a short time (15-20min). The place is very simple and nice, right next to the ocean, and it's special for couples to go at night and have a romantic dinner lit by... More 

Thank O Verde I
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific location on the beachfront, looking out over the water, with string lights. The service wasn't that great, but normal for Brazil. DO NOTE: the portion sizes are HUGE. So when it says it feeds two, know that it will feed at least three people. We had a large group of us and wasted at least 3 R$150 dishes this... More 

Thank dfkmcinerney
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was our default spot during our stay on the island. It's in the perfect beach location. The menu is varied and has healthy options in addition to meats and fish and great cocktails. Check out barbecue nights. A little more expensive than some other places in town, but really great food!

Thank Kate M
Sao Paulo, SP
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Restaurant directly at the beach. Cozy atmosphere with live Brazilian music (at least on the night we were there). I heard their shrimp bobó was very good and I can certainly back that statement.

Thank oviajador
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had shrimps here, and they were very tasty. The caipirinhas were also very good. There was live music the night we were there. Location on the beach, feet in the sand...

Thank Inge H
Gold Coast
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Idyllic beach front location. Very romantic spot. Bit tricky to find, especially after dark, but worth it. Book early to ensure a good seat out front, as it gets busy around 8. We ate the mixed seafood moqueca for 2. It was very good. Fair price. Cocktails ok. Live music was excellent. Service was inattentive and slow, but that seemed... More 

Thank gl0b3tr0ttR
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was our final dinner in Brazil after almost 3 weeks of traveling, so we knew we wanted it to be good. We got this recommend from a couple of Canadian tourists we met along the way, plus it had come up on my TripAdvisor search prior to arrival... so I guess at that point we knew it was love?... More 

Thank justinballetta
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food is so good. We ate shrimp with rice and potatoes with my girlfriend, and it was amazing. The waiter called Cristian was so nice because he explained us everything.

Thank Jacques R
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Eating on the beach is always a treat, lua e mar is a good option if you want to get away from the busy town centre in ilha grande. We had a fish and prawn moqueuea, was really good lots of fish but didn't come with farofa which was really unusual took three requests to get some. Service was a... More 

Thank Anna L
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great place with a lovely stew called mista and then something. We ordered a half plate, supposedly for 1 person, and a salad and we had plenty. So don't order too much! Prices are quite high, western standards.

Thank Pleuni v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia do Canto | Beach front near Rua da Fabrica, Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
  • Phone Number: (24) 3361-5113

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?