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Varanda

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Major Costa, 130 | Vila do Trinta, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
+55 81 3619-1546
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Description: Varanda Restaurant is reference in the gastronomy of Fernando de Noronha...
Varanda Restaurant is reference in the gastronomy of Fernando de Noronha and Brazil, with a menu signed by Chef Auricelio Romao, it offers the best of contemporary brazilian cuisine. The house often receives celebrities from all over Brazil. The restaurant also does catering services for weddings and celebrations on the island, also in places like inns and boats, offering finger food or complete buffets in large services, and special menus for groups. Everything in the highest standard of excellence.
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
SO GOOD

We were STARVING when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon. We hadn't thought ahead about siesta hours and bringing snacks, and the markets were closed, and most restaurants, too. We stumbled upon this gem after thinking we might just have to drink a liquid dinner, and the food was delicious! Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rachel W
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were STARVING when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon. We hadn't thought ahead about siesta hours and bringing snacks, and the markets were closed, and most restaurants, too. We stumbled upon this gem after thinking we might just have to drink a liquid dinner, and the food was delicious! Great drinks and picanha, the rice was delish and the... More 

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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and the shrimp we had was very good and a large sized portion. Not much competition as some of the places nearby were awful. Just lacking a good view but couldn't fault the food.

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Thank iain_duthie
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's known for gratin of seafood but I don't like it. More than one person recommend me this place for the service, view and quality. So I decided have lunch there and try another kind of food. I ordered carne de sol com Queijo coalho, pirão de Queijo and farofa crocante ( Pic. the original is matuta farofa, the waiter... More 

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Thank Marcio S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The best place to eat a very well prepared food with a special taste. Both food and deserts are excellent and the service is very nice and above the avg for the island.

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Thank Travelling2011014
New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had dinner here. The food was very good although nothing outstanding. The paella for two was very filling and delicious.

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Thank Henryact
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is from the same chef/ owner of Cacimba Bistro which was not a good experience. However we decided also to try Varanda because it was a different menu and more recommended. We asked to make a reservation and they said it was not possible because it was a reservation for a big group of 68 people for 20:00. We... More 

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Thank THRP
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

5 Stars restaurant, nut a budget but really good food, specially seafood, cost is worth, and less than many other "as good" places in the island

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Thank MarcosSchroeder
Kilchberg, Switzerland
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great restaurant and service off the beaten track. We enjoyed the Caipirinhas on the Veranda. Very relaxed atmosphere. It started raining heavily so we moved inside for our seafood dinner. Definitely one of the better restaurants on the island.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the best options in Fernando de Noronha. Friendly staff, big drinks. Prices are reasonable and the food is mouthwatering. We had picanha for two. Mind you, the portion was a bit small, I think my husband could have easily eaten almost all of it by himself.

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Thank LauraHii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best options on the island. Make sure you can sit on the actual veranda. When we were there they didn't make any reservations in advance, you just have to go there and even if you have to wait it's worth it. Try the "cocktail de verdade" as a drink, en de "sinfonia de mar for food". The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Major Costa, 130 | Vila do Trinta, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3619-1546

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Varanda Restaurant is reference in the gastronomy of Fernando de Noronha and Brazil, with a menu signed by Chef Auricelio Romao, it offers the best of contemporary brazilian cuisine. The house often receives celebrities from all over Brazil. The restaurant also does catering services for weddings and celebrations on the island, also in places like inns and boats, offering finger food or complete buffets in large services, and special menus for groups. Everything in the highest standard of excellence.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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