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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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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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143 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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167 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?