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A Canoa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
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Beira Rio, 300 Avenue | Center, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
+55 98 3349-1724
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Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good options from pizza to meat and good fishes, meal are very well done with good contents.the best is to choose any option but you need to taste "caipirinha" with lemon or other alternative and off course with a iced beer. If you like fish there are some good optins in the menu with local fishes which are very... More 

Thank Sérgio R
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

A Canoa stands out as one of the better restaurants in Barreirinhas. It's along the river walkway and offers live music outdoors. It has fairly standard Brazilian fare with lots of meat and seafood options and was relatively good, but nothing to write home about.

Thank bklynbikinsw
Zurich, Switzerland
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122 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

It got recommended to us by our hostel owner and we weren't disappointed. Friendly, good food and the upstairs area is quite nice. The menu is in Portugese only and the staff doesn't really speak anything else so we had to use our mobile phones to translate some of it. Their signature dish is the pineapple prawns which was really... More 

Thank Mbieri
Fortaleza, CE
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The place has excellent location and has a good view. The food is not very taste, the plates are overprice for the quality. The appetizers is so good , but beer was hot.

Thank thiag0lc
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We sat there for 20 minutes and the service was so slow and uninviting. No one approached us and when they did so, they couldn't understand us or our wills. We got angry, stood up and went to the next restaurant

Thank Odrabski
Paris, France
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The 2 stars are for the river view which was charming. Unfortunately our lunch wasn't. Starter was crab pasteis which were pleasant but underfilled. For main we had ordered a grilled fish to share, unfortunately a party that arrived after us were served our fish. The waiter then tried to explain that this was because we'd refused the dish and... More 

Thank Julia H
Brasilia, DF
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The food was ok - and for the price we paid, we got a lot of shrimp. The most interesting part is the view - there are tables near the river preguiças - a pleasant place to have a beer.

Thank Sarah R
Washington DC
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Omg!!! I just had the best food of my life!!! Crab appetizer is delicious! We reordered two times. Also try the passion fruit caipirinhas.

Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner one night, and the views from the terrace over the river were great. Service was good, prices reasonable. We shared a pizza and a salad. Both were ok, not amazing, but all included we had a good night here.

Thank kateew321
Silves, Portugal
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very nice place, as well inside on the first floor as outside near the river. Personally it took the varanda on the first floor overlooking the river and people strolling along

Thank LudwigPortugal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $25
Brazilian, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beira Rio, 300 Avenue | Center, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Maranhao (MA)  >  Barreirinhas
  • Phone Number: +55 98 3349-1724

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