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Restaurante do Ze Maria

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Rua Nice Cordeiro s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
(81) 3619-1258
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place and service are great, but the special part it's the "festival" most fresh sashimi I ate in my life. Everything was great, from fish to meat. The dessert table was unbelievable! Nothing bad to say, it was perfect!

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Thank Vanessa D
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Located at one of the most traditional hotels in Noronha. There several option in the menu, including fishes, lobsters, shrimps, beef, chicken, pasta and risottos. The dishes' prices are similar to the others restaurants, but the drinks and beers were the most expensive in the island. The atmosphere is great and the service is great.

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Thank Renata N
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We went for the Festival Gastronomico. First, the 'event' started a bit later than expected (e.g. we were told to be there at 8am, dinner started at 9am). You are seated on tables with other people - so there's limited chance of a private meal. Second, once started, there was a 20min speech introducing the food - for which people... More 

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Milan, Italy
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have eaten 3 times at the restaurant, twice "a la carte" and once at "festival gastronomico". Food and service very good at the restaurant but the night at the buffet was "difficult": they tell you to sit down at 20:30 but the buffet opens only around 21:30 after a long speech by Mr. Ze Maria in portoguese - if... More 

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Thank Nicola I
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150 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We did our homework before going to F. De Noronha. Ze Maria has very good reviews so we reserved there for our first night only to find it extremely disappointing. They talk about "fresh fish" but they do not have any at all. Every dish is just less than average. A kitchen with little attention to detail. The service staff... More 

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Thank Roberto G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 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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Thank Stedy H
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Bradded
Sao Paulo, SP
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, South American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: (81) 3619-1258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?