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Cafe do Mar

Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (19 reviews)
“fish” (26 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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Brazilian, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Praia Canto, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvellous location on the beach in the shadow of a huge tree. We were there a monday evening one of three days a week they propose bbq. Good formula. You choose your fish or meat @ the bbq. It comes when ready. Good choice of...More

Thank pilipili2009
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Really nice view, but the waiting was endless, the food took two hours waiting! It was not an elaborate Fish, just barbecue and fish on the grill. Fish was nice, but the meat was average. It was overpriced and not worth it.

Thank Felipe M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Mistake ordering a hamburger. It was bunless, I guess that's a South American thing , but also overcooked and thus rock hard. That's a bad restaurant thing. My friends had overcooked chicken that they couldn't finish. It took waaaay too long to come, and then...More

Thank mglangford
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We joined them for their BBQ dinner last night and it was fab! We had some really delicious garlic bread (they really know how to do garlic bread in Brazil!) and then chose our cuts of meat which were cooked to order. Lovely food and...More

Thank Bea M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice place and atmosphere. Food does take awhile when you come with a big group. Chicken kebabs could have been softer food was still ok.

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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