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A Canoa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
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Avenida Beira Rio Avenue 300 | Center, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
+55 98 3349-1724
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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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170 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Beira Rio Avenue 300 | 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?