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Tia Maluca

$$ - $$$
City Center
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Boulevard Canal, 109 | Centro, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 12:30
Mon 09:30 - 20:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 14:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (a couple) ordered shrimp pastel and grilled fish. The pastels were absolutely below average but edible. The grilled fish, consisting of 2 filets was subzero standard. One filet was good, the other tasted like the found it in the dishwasher 2 weeks ago. Upon complaint it was taken away and a replacement followed. That one was just grilled at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The food isn't bad, but the prices are high. You can pay less and eat better else where. The service is very friendly but unorganized, the staff isnt trained at all, granted they do their best to please you. I hate when I order appetizera and the main meal and the app takes forever to arrive then 2 min later... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very good experience at Boulevard Canal. Excellent and tasty Brazilian food for a reasonable price and big portions. The outside tables are located under a sun shade with a nice view of Cabo Frio's Canal.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

The cashier said that she had listed everything as a table instead of separate checks. This is a common problem in Brazil because separate bills in Brazil are almost always confusion to the restaurants and with new fiscal laws in Brazil they cannot seem to create a separate bill when they list all of the diners as one table and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Tia Maluca Restaurant is located by the Itajuru Channel, at downtown Cabo Frio. Most tables are on the sidewalk under a canvas shelter. Pretty simple outfit, waiters are nice (don't expect multilingual ones, though; mostly portuguese and some spanish spoken, and that's it), food is very good. Seafood is the choice to make, as most of the ingredients (fish, octopus,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

8 of us had dinner there as we had a meeting in Cabo Frio. Some dishes were edible, others were not. Two were sent back, the rest were so-so at best. Caipirinhas we only just passable.

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new jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

the bay-side of cabo frio had an abundant amount of restaurants. the restaurants are all right next to each other, but some how tia maluca (crazy aunt in english) seemed to pull away and capture the crowd. it could be great marketing, but the food holds up. i have had the filet mignon there and the baby lobster tails and... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:30
09:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
14:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Canal, 109 | Centro, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (22)2647-4158

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