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Pinga Fogo

#20 of 2,448 Restaurants in Natal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ponta Negra
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Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 8956 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
84-3231-1977
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice buffet place with plenty of options. Salad bar, sushi, hot food and dessert. The good part is you can weigh your plate and pay, they charge per kilo.

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Thank Shiva P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

For business or casual dining this is the place for sushi in Ponta Negra. Fresh fish with an amazing variety and presentation. Also offers a buffet and a pasta bar, but the sushi bar is just great. The wine selection needs work but the service is really good. I will be back.

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Thank Al H
Sao Paulo, SP
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Ping Fogo is one of my favourite restaurants in Natal. It offers a great variety, with a quick service and good prices. The restaurant is located very close to Ponta Negra and to a number of hotels.

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Recife, PE
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Well located at a major avenue at Ponta Negra, this self-service restaurant offers quite a variety of meals, including sushi. A choice between Brazilian cuisine and Japanese. Although full, one does not have to wait long.

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Thank Ivon P
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

dined here four times while on holiday, had the sushi every time, the best i have ever tasted. the restaurant is always busy but has a large seating capacity. not expensive, good value

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It is a pay by weight place, with lots of options, including a sushi bar. The main buffet has a good selection of salad, main dishes and a BBQ with a fairly good selection of meat. Separately, (with a different price per kilo, there is a sushi bar, with also a fairly good selection of choices. Been there 3 times... More 

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Thank Jun T
Natal, RN
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60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

The restaurant is in a really good place near all hotels and only 5 minutes to the beach. there are variety of foods.

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Thank Meysam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

Some restaurants in Brazil sell food by the weight. Pinga Fogo is one of them. What makes it special is that is very clean, serves a well balanced variety and is frequented by a large number of customers which to my opinion implies that the food is always fresh. When it comes to the meat, the may cut the amount... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

Well this was a new experience! In Brazil, there are many restaurants where you go through the buffet lines; take as much as you want; and then they weigh your plate and you pay by the kilogram. The restaurants are very popular in business areas so the employees can get a modestly priced meal. Many of these restaurants have expanded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Great food with plenty of variety, nice environment, good service and less expensive than others. I would say it has a good cost benefit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 8956 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN)  >  Natal>  > Ponta Negra
  • Neighborhood: Ponta Negra
  • Phone Number: 84-3231-1977

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