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Cabana do Sol

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Avenida Litoranea Praia do Calhau 10, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65076-170, Brazil
(98) 3227-7761
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

1 block from our hotel Luzeiros. Very large portions that can serve 5 easily. We ate beef one time and shrimp the next. Good service and food. Reasonable prices.

Thank Jose Luiz P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent local food in a charming restaurant. Pricey, but worthy. Nice beach view. Good parking lot.

Thank epmarques
Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We walked into the Cabana do Sol with 15 people and they didn't blink. Dragged a few tables together and soon we had drinks and appetizers at the ready. For a main course we ordered 2 meat dishes, including the amazing Carne do sol de Picanha, a fish dish and a couple of big salads. It was a feast. The... More 

Thank Nils62
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Pros: - Very good service. - Portions are huge (almost too big). - Good value for money. Cons: - Not big fans of the decoration (but understand this is subjective). - Does not really feel like a "cabana". Huge room with AC.

Thank clemenceetdavidc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

If you want a good Brazilian food, it is your restaurant. Try "carne de sol de picanha". For 4 people. I live in São Luís. Sometimes, I and my family eat in cabana do sol. More food, good price.

1 Thank Paulo Henrique R
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

They couldn't have done it better. Large group we had and all the food was hot and served together. They had some regional specialties but a lot of traditional foods and we ate most of it!

Thank manzellam
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

We wend to this restaurant mainly because it was within a block from our hotel and our guide recommended it, but, we had one of our best meal in our whole 21 days of Brazil trip (we also went to some top restaurants in Rio, Iguazu and Cuiaba in those 21 days). Our server didn't speak good English and my... More 

1 Thank Stravel2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice place in front of Calhau beach: we had the incredible carne de sol, the picanha version, and it is really wonderful. Portions are huge, quality is at the top. We wished also to try Brazilian wine, they have good option on the menu and the Rio Sol Reserva is good. Prices are a little high but it is all... More 

Thank Franz60
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

A restaurant to get to know the flavors of Maranhao. In av Coastal in Calhau.Local of rustic (wooden structure) and cool overlooking the sea and ships anchored at the coast. See nice pictures. But the important thing is the cost-benefit ratio. Very good. Me and my friends ate an excellent fish: snapper on the grill. But as an accompaniment we... More 

Thank Fernando_Vasques
Pelotas, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love the regional food in every corner of the Northeast Brazil. Food from Maranhão is no exception. Recently, came with friends to Cabana do Sol for dinner to try the famous "care de sol", sun dried meat. I was immediately impressed by the decor, a large upstairs are made of wood and thatch. The view is magnificent. Unfortunately, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Litoranea Praia do Calhau 10, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65076-170, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Maranhao (MA)  >  Sao Luis
  • Phone Number: (98) 3227-7761

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?