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Marques da Varjota

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Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Grill
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Rua Frederico Borges 426 | Varjota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60175-040, Brazil
+55 85 3023-5120
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Salvador, BA
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

We gave the airport taxi driver the address and the nearest road it intersects with, but he couldn't find the restaurant. I double checked the street numbers. We were in the correct area as I recognised other restaurants. A mystery!

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1 Thank Anthony D
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very nice place, great atmosphere, friendly service and the best of Portuguese food in town. I started with a very good cod fish croquette , then I ordered the grilled sardines, the best I've proved so far. The portuguese bread freshly baked is on my memories. "Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa", the cod was prepared to perfection. The Portuguese white... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Walking thru Varjota we were looking for a place to eat...there some many places its hard to find or decide on one if you don't know where to go...so the only reason we walked into Marques da Varjota was the tripadvisor sticker and it was awesome! Great food...very good service...the place was kinda empty when we walked in but 30... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The place is not big, the atmosphere nice , very attentive staff. Portuguese food from the highest shelf. Many places in Portugal do not reach this level. Bolinhas de bacalau ( cod balls) as nobody in Brazil makes them. The simfony of seafood is 1,5 kgs of grilled fish, octopus, shrimps and last but not least 3 local rock lobsters... More 

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delhi
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Our see off is by the lovely Portuguese Mozambique lady who owned the place. Great atmosphere and great food. Trip advisor lead us here and the octopus was the best evert. Best. Cold cuts average. Wine selection cud be a little better but Marque's will remain one of our fondest memories of good food in Fortaleza. Top top

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Helsinki, Finland
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

This Portuguese restaurant became my favorite one in Fortaleza. We made a booking in advance and got a response about the reservation very quickly. (Many restaurants in Fortaleza don't reply at all to the reservation inquiries). We had very good garlic bread (freshly baked) and home made chorizo as entrees and shrimps as main course. The food was very good,... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Marques is a very good portuguese restaurant. Codfish and sea food are the specialities. Try "lagareiro" codfish and octopus. Portuguese wine options are one of the best in town. It is very difficult to find a parking lot on busy days.

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Fortaleza, CE
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Can you imagine I have a Portuguese friend that comes all the way from Lisbon just to eat/enjoy the always fresh octopus from this restaurant? All the dishes are very well prepared and tastes incredibly but you must try specially "Bacalhau Entre Rios" and the Octopus Rice. I´m mouthwatering already. The environment is cozy and it´s like a typical Portuguese... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

We love to go to places that are a bit more tucked away from the hustle and bustle. This is a great small restaurant in the back streets of Fortaleza. It offers variety of fish and meats, served in generous portions. We ordered baked cod served with roasted potatoes and vegetables. It did jot have much flavour but it was... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is very small and cozy! It serves fish, meat and the prices are not so expensive. We had a grilled fish in the cheese and shrimp sauce with broccoli rice! It was delicious and it served two people well. The only down side was that it took them forever to deliver our order and the place was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Frederico Borges 426 | Varjota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60175-040, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
  • Phone Number: +55 85 3023-5120

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