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O Pescador

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua da Praia, s/n, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(24) 3361-5114
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

O Pescador is the second in a line of beach restaurants past the pier. We were on a hunt for a frutes do mar moucecca on the beach and boy did they deliver! Our waiter spoke excellent English and helped explain to us what the side dishes were that come with moucecca. The flavours were excellent and the portions generous,... More 

Thank jbloggo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It would be enough to say that even though we've been on the island for 3 nights, we went there twice. All the food dishes look amazing but I would reccomend the seafood moqueca, which is very specific

Thank Gabi F
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The seafood is fresh and the flavours are spot on. Ive had some great food on the island and this was by far the best. Drinks are perfection and service is friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank Salgrace
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121 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great location just off the beach. Really good seafood but small portions leave you wanting more. We also had to wait about 40 minutes for our two mains to arrive. Service was helpful and friendly although when we asked for the bill we merely received the dessert menu once more - this could have been down to our broken Portuguese... More 

Thank dso1uk
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was a top notch meal. The service was excellent. The food was great. We had the Moqueca without palm oil and for a starter we had spicy fish which was a main meal in itself! The price was very reasonable.

Thank onlycme
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We visited O Pescador twice in our 3 days on Ilha Grande... It's just that good. Located right on the beach (right near the main wharf), it offers the freshest most delicious seafood I've had outside of catching and cooking it myself. If you are in Ilha Grande, wade past the multitude of other restaurants and find Andre, who has... More 

Thank Josh A
Hobart, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A friend of mine and went there for lunch and had the freshest fish and wonderful vegetables. The service was good and the place was friendly.

Thank Chai H
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant is located on the beachfront. We sat inside but there are several tables outside as well. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here, we shared the filet Mignon for two with rice and roast potatoes. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious! We ended the meal by sharing a yummy brownie. Our bill including a great caipirinha... More 

Thank Nancy s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant on the beach. Great service and lovely ambiance. We had the fish stew for two with rice and it's was lovely. The passion fruit caipirinha is a must.

Thank KSC285
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Excellent food and service. Shrimp with tapioca is excellent, bruschetta and ceviche are delicious, mainly with wine.

Thank Hamilton F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Praia, s/n, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
  • Phone Number: (24) 3361-5114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?