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Restaurante do Ze Maria

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Japanese, Brazilian, South American, International
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Rua Nice Cordeiro, s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3619-1258
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
THE baroque Expérience !

If you are looking for high cuisine .. You may be disappointed ! If you are looking for discovery, conviviality, surprise, atmosphere, And fun ... You will love the experience of a dinner at Ze Maria! So, Come in, take a seat, a drink, relax and wait. After a certain while, you will Start seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Manie93
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

we had luck and got a table at this special event. ze was a fishermen before he opend his high emd pousada and restaurant. 2 times a week there is a buffet style dinner where he offers several of different food and... he catch the fishes himself for this events.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zé Maria is probably the most famous restaurant in Noronha. My wife wanted to dine on the day the serve the seafood festival but you must make reservations way ahead and you didn’t. We decided to go on a regular day. The restaurant environment is nice, it was hot but it was nice. There was no music until we asked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Slow service. Poor-trained staff. In our party of 4, the waitress simply forgot to order my dish. After everyone had finished their meals I had to wait for mine to be prepared. My sons ordered japanese food that came warm - even though the fish should be raw and cool.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at the hotel where the restaurant is located a couple of times and I am positive the restaurant was better. The food is still good, but service was below expectations and the wine list had astronomical prices (compared to other restaurants at Fernando de Noronha). The dining room is very nice. I have been on a Tuesday... More 

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Fair Lawn, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

limited staff...it seemed/felt.. not too attentive/cooperative... food, despite the hype and brouhaha and fancy pics was kinda´ mediocre.. we left disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Seafood stew with squid mussels etc was great. Fish was good but not as great as the stew. I like my fish to melt in my mouth. Fish was a little chewy. Desserts great. Waitstaff bit disorganized but very nice people. I could eat here everyday. Juices are fresh and excellent. Pricey but well worth the price. Suggest eat eat... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for high cuisine .. You may be disappointed ! If you are looking for discovery, conviviality, surprise, atmosphere, And fun ... You will love the experience of a dinner at Ze Maria! So, Come in, take a seat, a drink, relax and wait. After a certain while, you will Start seeing the buffet slow my being... More 

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Thank Manie93
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been here with a group of 9. First drinks are later than the wine. Appetizers came on time but the rest was just disappointed. Some dishes were cold and after in houre. Prices are to high for that what you get. The Restaurant is nice, menu to much choice and that is exactly why everything is so slow...... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here twice, so I will talk about both experiences. First time we went for the "pizza night" and it was a nice surprise, lots of different options, service was pretty good, staff really friendly, and the pizza was good. The chef prepares pizzas outside so you can see him work, and there was a nice variety since they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I`ve heard a lot about "Festival Gastronomico" at Ze Maria. I does not work well for me. I don't like so much kind of food mixed, therefore I tried to go there for a standard dinner. I`ve tried a codfish and it was very nice. There are also kids menu. For those that are looking for a good meal, nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro, s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: (81) 3619-1258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Brazilian, South American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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