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“Pleasant spot by the sea”
Review of Cafe do Mar

Cafe do Mar
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This is one of a string of restaurants on the beach just outside the center of town that don't actually have addresses (as far as I know). Others of its ilk are included in major guide books, like Foder's. I'd really like to give this restaurant a review because it was amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, and wonderful, English-speaking staff (a rarity on the island). Thanks!
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant spot by the sea”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have been there in two occasions and we regret ever going to another restaurant in Abraão.
Why?!
1) The place is set in a very nice spot. You are just few meters from the water, just stepping on the sea, overlooking the open sky, far enough from all the loud live music (I don't know about the BBQ events) and yet given some chilling out selection on the background.
2) Good deals. Lunch there can be quite inexpensive comparing to offers in the core of Abrãao and just fine.
3) Amazing frozen caipirinhas! I highly recommend the strawberry one!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank vivi0184
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cafe do Mar, Ilha Grande”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Definitely the most chilled and hip place on the island. together with Kebab lounge are awesome. food, drinks, view, music, Brazilian sunrise....pure admiration

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Milena999
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loved!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Such a chilled atmosphere at this beach bar. Literally deck chairs in the sand. Awesome. Do a really tasty bbq!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank kfmackie
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Rio de Janeiro
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I liked!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I went there in a rainy day, literally running, trying to protect my cell phone and cameras from the water. This is the first open bar with a cover to protect you in a rainy day, if you are coming from the Touristic Pier to Praia do Canto and Abraãozinho (like me).
I ate some petiscos and drank some beers there. the argentine waitress is great and i found out a lot of books in foreign languages (most in english) on a shelter open acess to the clients. I started reading a John Grisham's book, The Testament... Part of the story is about Brazil's Jungles...lol
What i disliked in the Bar was some equipments to smokers...Hookahs, waterpipes, Narguiles... This is a little disgusting to me, but fortunately nobody was using them.
Despiste this, i had a good time there and i would return. The service is good (with the gourgeous argentine...), the view is amazing, you eat with your foots on the sands, inside or outside the restaurant.
The price is high, like eveything in the island. R$7 for a beer (bottle), R$22 for french fries.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Brazil_Rio
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New Jersey, USA
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415 reviews
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“Lovely BBQ on the beach”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We went on BBQ night -- large choice of kebabs, and ours were delicious. Lovely to eat right on the beach. Good value.

Visited September 2012
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