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“Good but not worth the money!”

Restaurante Peixe Vivo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $110
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We ate at Peixe Vivo after being ambushed at their entrance. I say ambushed but he was a nice fellow with good English who persuaded us in and we had walked much further away from Buzios and seen nothing that interested us and we were on the return leg heading back for Buzios. I should add that it was the height of the low season (mid July) and the place was deserted. We decided to sit at the sea front of their deck but had to abandon as one of our party got splashed by a wave and another was cold! All was not bad though as they have a great pizza oven, produced great pasta and their catch of the day, a whole very large anchovy was delicious but too big for two. Great service (there were two more guests when we left at 9.30 so the staff safely outnumbered the guests, so no less could be expected) but for 4 starters and 4 mains + a bottle of Chilean SB and assorted mineral waters we were a mouth watering R$ 480!
Nice but the cost far exceeded the value.
Suggestion - ask to see the catch of the day before you order it. Ours was way too big.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This place could be a 5 star experience, yet the food could not be poorer than the one we had and the service and especially the manager could not be less polite than the ones we experienced. There was sand in the salad and a piece of plastic in the pizza; when we referred the matter to the waiters and asked to sort it out, there was no apology on behalf of the manager and they charged everything on the bill. Agian, when we told the manager that we would not pay for a pizza hich had a piece of plastic in it, he said that he would not deduct the price of the pizza but he proposed that we could not give any tip/service for the waiters. Clever manager, right? In addition, he added that he could not deal with such nonsense, his restaurant is in the top-tier guide books and that we over- reacted for a piece of plastic in the pizza. Since in such cases, there is no reasoning, the only thing i asked hinm and left was whether he would feed his child with that pizza...Would you give your child that pizza? Hope other travellers have better experieces from that restaurant, which in fact holds one of the best spots at Buzios.

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