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Guaiamum Gigante

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Rua Doutor Jose de Goes, 299, Parnamirim, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3441-1509
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Of course it gets crowded: huge portions of fresh seafood at relatively cheap prices! It is an unbeatable place to meet friends, eat good, no-nonsense, simple seafood and drink beer! Oh, and vallet parking: an important asset these days in Brazil.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2014
vini00
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Hammond, Louisiana
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

If you want authentic Brazilian fresh seafood, this is the place!! Gotta try the crabs ( guaiamum ) soaked into this delicious stew!! Best raw fresh oysters and baked fish. Try also the seafood stew and the little stew appetizers ( caldinhos) Every time I go to Brazil I stop there!!

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Thank Brazatraveler
Hammond, Louisiana
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147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Of course it gets crowded: huge portions of fresh seafood at relatively cheap prices! It is an unbeatable place to meet friends, eat good, no-nonsense, simple seafood and drink beer! Oh, and vallet parking: an important asset these days in Brazil.

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Thank vini00
Brasilia, DF
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The restaurant has lots of options of regional sea food. This is a good place for happy hour. Service is ok. The place is a little bit crowded and noisy. This is main restaurant of this brand. There are other two at Boa Viagem beach. One sea front and another one at Av. Conselheiro Aguiar.

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Thank Odarci
Macae, RJ
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is definately a must go place in Recife, no doubt the best place to have guaiamum, don't be shy though, do try the amazing oysters! Service is good, sometimes a little bit too slow, but soon forgotten after you have that colorfull tasty plate in front of you. The place is also good, but it gets too croweded after... More 

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Thank Priscila S
Recife-PE
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Despite the fact they don´t have the best beer in Brazil, Skol Beer, the place is very Cozy and the food is spectacular, specially the seafood, get without fear the "casquinho de carangueijo", a small potion of a very tasteful crab, and the "caldinho de camarão", a small portion of soup made of shirmps, but with real shrimp inside it.

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Thank Dodynacio
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The restaurant is called Guaiamum Gigante (fiant land crabs) but the crabs were so tiny they should be called Guaiamum babies! We also ordered feijão verde (fresh peeled beans) and they served cooked dried black eyed peas. The service was quick and efficient but that is all that was good there. The boiled shrimp were also very small.

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Thank 7727
Recife, PE
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is a good restaurant with good prices, but keep away during the weekends.

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Thank Renato_Araujo
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

It is a very goo bar to go with your friends. The food there is really great, the crab there is amazing, and can't complain about the service. But the atmosphere can be very annoying for some people who don't like noise. It is pretty difficult to have a nice and calm conversation with someone, so I wouldn't recommend it... More 

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Thank Eduardo B
Recife, PE
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The food is actually pretty good, though the atmosphere could be more relaxed, it is way too noisy, especially during weekends. If you like crustaceans you will most likely enjoy whatever you eat there, I know I did, even though some of what I ate was overpriced (they were good, but I should have paid less). It does include outdoor... More 

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Thank Fernando M
Piedade, PE Brasil
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

If you like busy and good food you will enjoy this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Doutor Jose de Goes, 299, Parnamirim, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife
  • Phone Number: (81) 3441-1509

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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