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Cafe do Mar

Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (19 reviews)
“skewers” (9 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Brazilian, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cafe on the beach, with a very good music selection. Loved to stop by on the way back to the hotel every evening before going back to the pousada.

1  Thank Vincent_Bonifay
Reviewed 11 August 2017

On our first day on Ilha Grande and after hiking to Lopes Mendes beach and back we were ready for a cold drink. The Cafe do Mar was perfect. It has the best shade tree on the beach. Other places have umbrellas but the huge...More

1  Thank hydehaven
Reviewed 9 August 2017

i had grilled fish here which was good, but the milkshake of banana and coconut contained ice crystals which wasn't so pleasant. Friendly service, I would recommend this place.

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Set by the beach, it is a promising spot with good cocktails and happy hours going on. Food was so and so, we have ordered different mixed grilled fish which came all at once, some raw some too cooked.

Thank Maurizio3ska
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had come to Ilha Grande as part of an arranged tour but had decided to break away from the group to try the restaurant out as it is recommended. Setting is out on the beach and candles. I have to say the service and...More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Gorgeous views, especially watching the sunset. We had the seafood stew which was plenty for us to share. The seafood tasted really fresh and well cooked. Service was a bit slow though. We did come back on another occasion for drinks just for the views...More

1  Thank Bel C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, the tree is gorgeous. But I got a very bad experience last night!! The owner or manager, speaking a broken Portuguese, charged us more than 25 reais for 4 small chunks of queijo coalho - cooket cheese! I like to seat...More

Thank Ottorino C
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I was little disappointed in the grilled fish that I had as it was deep fried. The drinks and service are good and the location is as it's right on the beach, but I wouldn't recommend the food.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Café so mar is a very nice little bar right by the sea where you can sit relaxed in some chilling seats on the beach right by the sea and have a drink. WiFi is not strong enough to be received at the beach. Staff...More

Thank daftdairyman
Reviewed 23 October 2016

During our 4 nights on Ilha we did spend two evenings at Cafe do Mar. The BBQ was really good. Fresh local fish from the area, great Caipirinhas and cold beer. Eating with your feet in the sand. What an experience - especially with your...More

2  Thank DanielTheu
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KGodfrey001
10 June 2015|
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I was there today and I paid with creditcard.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
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!
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