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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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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a pizza there and it was good. Live music in front of it. Nice place and good view of the river. If you go by car, park in the parallel street.

Thank Phccarvalho
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found it here and I decided to have my dinner. Unfortunately I ordered local fish and I asked to the waiter the quantity: 250gr he answered me. Not true!! Fish was really smaller than 250gr. There was more rice in the dish!! So 50R$ for a filet of local fish in Brazil personally I think isn't honest!! Maybe because... More 

Thank feedbacker_01
Lisbon, Portugal
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is well located, on the waterfront and the food is good and not too expensive. The service is friendly. The wine list is sparse and expensive. Anyway it is one of the good options in Barreirinhas.

Thank Catarina R
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This restaurant was one of our go to places in Barreirinhas during our trip to Lençóis Maranhenses state park in Northeastern Brazil. There are a lot of fish dishes, as expected, and all we tasted were really good. For a change, we also had the steak rocquefort (blue cheese) and the Carbonara pasta, which were also good. Caipirinhas were excellent.... More 

Thank Roberto M
Frankfurt, Germany
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Few restaurants in this city and more or less they are the same in quality and pricing, with pros and cons. This is an little bit less overpriced compared the other two "high" profile restaurants and have the best service. After days of dinners with fish i ordert in this place an steak medium-raw. They served me an overcooked steak.... More 

Thank WorldSten
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was good with a large variety of seafood. There was live music and the architecture of the restaurant is rustic but cozy with a lovely breeze.

Thank Jose Luiz P
Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Food and service are average. Good to visit because it is in a nice ambiance with a sertanejo music group singing.

Thank azazueta
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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174 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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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
$5 - $27
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
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?