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Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Grill
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Porto Santo Antonio s/n | Porto Santo Antonio, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990000, Brazil
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is well located with a pleasant view over the harbor. We shared a salad starter with shrimp and cheese that was delicious. Our mains were a little less impressive but good nevertheless. My wife had the shrimp in a pumpkin sauce with cheese and I had the white fish with crispy kale. I'd definitely recommend the locally brewed... More 

Thank RobertGreenstein
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We came here after taking a hike at trilha do Italaia and it was a beautiful surprise. Facing Praia do Porto de Santo Antonio, you have a beautiful overview of the bay area. We did not try any food but we had the coldest beer. They have got outside showers! One of the best spots of the island. Wished I... More 

Thank Fernanda C
Moscow, Russia
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The best thing with this restaurant is the view, especially at sunset. The restaurant did not accept credit cards due to technical reasons (our internet worked fine, so perhaps and excuse?) so with the cash we had with us we had to share an individual plate. We ordered a fish with a lemon/coconut risotto. The fish was over cooked but... More 

Thank anders_brazil
Sao Paulo, SP
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373 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Must go for the view. Specially the sunset. Food is pretty good. Try the tuna tartar super fresh and very tasty.

Thank Henalele
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to relax from a perfect spot to watch the sunset this is one of the best options in the island. The prices are fare (considering that Fernando de Noronha is the most expensive place in Brazil). The beer is very cold and there are good appetizers (I didn't have dinner there). Just be careful: the restaurant does... More 

Thank Renata N
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156 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Perched above the port and beach, incredible sunsets so get there well before it fills up, at least an hour ahead. The food is excellent, we only chose seafood and found one meal for two was enough for us. It is expensive as all quality restaurants are in Fernando but if you can afford to be there it is worth... More 

Thank Grantedwards358
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great view , great staff, but very disappointing overpriced food. Lobster appetizer was with no flavor, meat was dry and 'shutney' was a 'wannabe' version. We had two risottos - it was clear that they were pre-cooked (took less than 5 min to get ready). Besides, Mine was served cold. Not what you expect. Neither myself or my wife finished... More 

Thank Rafael E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stunning views of the harbor; best at sunset (get there by 530p). One of the best ceviches on the island.

Thank dfkmcinerney
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153 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, Mergulhao is not a restaurant, it's a bar with a nice view of the port which happens to serve some assorted dishes. Go there in the late afternoon to have a few beers, have some finger food, and watch the sunset. Once the sun disappears in the horizon you can go to a proper restaurant for dinner.

Thank Roberto G
Miami, Florida
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132 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We went to this restaurant for very late lunch, in order to appreciate a fantastic sunset! One of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen! The food was excellent! We had the bolinho de moqueca de camarão to start, then I had the white fish with pumpkin puré and my husband ate the crispy jumbo shrimps. The portions were very... More 

Thank FromSaoPaulo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porto Santo Antonio s/n | Porto Santo Antonio, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: 8136190215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?