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Restaurante Pe na Areia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Da Praia S/N | rua da praia and rua santana, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
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London, United Kingdom
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643 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went for lunch. We chose an outside table on the sand quite close to the water and a little away from the live music. We had the Moqueca with shrimp & catupiri cheese R$140 which came with rice and salad. The moqueca was very good and the salad was very crisp and fresh. With capirinhas, bottle of wine and sparkling... More 

Thank mw741002
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to eat and have a few drinks. Right on the beach and very relaxing and lovely. We ate here 3 times during our 5 night stay because it was so good. The food was always stunning and so were the cocktails! The location definitely helped. Probably the best situated restaurant. The one night we saw a spectacular lightning... More 

Thank Rich S
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is not unusual for service to be slow during peak season on Ilha Grande, but I was left waiting here for a ridiculous amount of time on a few occasions. I did observe that the wait time and level of service can vary dramatically depending upon the time of day and the staff who happened to be working any... More 

Thank Lazarus45
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The best part about this restaurant is its extensive wine list. The chicken and meat dishes we ordered were a bit tough but their desert specialty of caramelised bananas with orange and ginger sauce was excellent. Our tip would be have your main somewhere else and come here for wine and desert

Thank Tracey and Mart... B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Cocktails were good and normal price, food wasn't anything special and very expensive. Seafood was good quality, salad was expensive and too much simple. Good ambient, live music and in front of the beach. Would repeat just for the drinks (take benefit of the happy hour!)

Thank Laura N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I tried this place on the last night of our stay at Ilha Grande , it was fantastic !! The service was lovely , not sure why it got so many negative reviews about that aspect .....we both ordered steak and it was cooked to perfection ! We cleared the plate ! The red wine was the... More 

Thank Hannah D
London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

After wandering along the beach looking for dinner I went back to Pe na Areia after initially discounting it for no good reason! Like pretty much everywhere else prices and portions are designed for two, but they will serve you a one-person portion for 60 per cent of the price for two if you're on your own. I had the... More 

Thank Joanne H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I went with two other friends. The live music was fun and the cocktails were tasty (especially the mojito). The sole with calamari was especially good!

Thank JasperLim
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were really disappointed because the waiter did not even look at our table. We waited 45min for our drinks. And the salad was not fresh

Thank Chrissi K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I had the bossa nova salad and the Fish stew. Definitely check this place out!!

Thank chillysc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Da Praia S/N | rua da praia and rua santana, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
  • Phone Number: 552433707637
Restaurant over the beach, relaxing enviroment with candle lights and live brasilian music. Speciality in seafood.

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