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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Ghastly experience. We were herded into this place, along with many others, whilst on a boat trip. There was no escape or alternative. It was horrible. Our rather poor food was served on a communal table where some sort of frantic number system prevailed in...order for staff to be able to serve everyone. Given that boat trips seem to exclusively populate this place it is set up to run accordingly. It was like being on a cheap school trip where nobody really cares. The setting was also grim.There was a nice jungle backdrop but, think wading through murky swamp sludge then traipsing over crab infested sand in order to eat substandard food in a shabby shelter with no view and you will have the picture. The cheerful chime of the cash register was the only joyful thing there. Given the number of beautiful beach side restaurants that there are all around this island I am cross that we fell for this and ended up having to eat here.More

Date of visit: November 2018
974angela, Proprietário at Restaurante Refugio Das Caravelas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Thank you, I apologize. I hope we have the opportunity to portray ourselves.

Reviewed 7 June 2016

Refugio das Caravelas is a must-visit for anyone staying in Ilha Grande or doing a boat tour around the island. The location is remote and very cool. Service is wonderful. Their pastel de camerao com catupiry (shrimp and cheese empanada) is one of the best...I've ever had. I've always loved moqueca and again, it may be the best one I've ever had. Prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity...portions are HUGE! My lunch at Refugio das Caravelas was a true highlight of my trip and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a delicious meal after a long day of exploring the paradise that is Ilha Grande.More

Date of visit: June 2016
974angela, Proprietário at Restaurante Refugio Das Caravelas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Thank you for your evaluation, we are delighted by your compliments. Thanks from all of our staff. will always be welcome. Thank you very much for your prestige.

Reviewed 24 February 2014

It is not a dinner spot, more lunch or late lunch. Even though we were the last guest at 5pm we were served a delicious grilled anchova in banana leaves, cooked to perfection. The stuff is not overly attentive, not english speaking, but very friendly....They organised a taxi boat for us once we were done with dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2014
974angela, Proprietário at Restaurante Refugio Das Caravelas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Thank you for the compliments, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Check back often.

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Yes, Restaurante Refugio Das Caravelas offers takeaway services.

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Restaurante Refugio Das Caravelas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4