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Guaiamum Gigante

€€ - €€€, , Seafood
Rua Dr. Jose de Gois 299, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-380, Brazil
+55 81 3441-1509
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
24 Apr 2017
“Very good seafood”
2 Apr 2017
“Bad service ”
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Brazilian, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
Rua Dr. Jose de Gois 299, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-380, Brazil
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Try the panelinha de lagosta as your main. Great shrimp. Not impressed by the oysters. Surprising dessert menu. Very reasonable prices. Guaiamum, a bigger kind of crab, is endangered and thus no longer available.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank chris_ferias
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I'll try and be fair, some waiters are nice, but some of them are outrageous. This is my local bar and after a number of disappointments, I've had it. We're not going back. We ordered a plate (macaxeira frita), and they brought us a different...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Luciana C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is our local bar. The waiters couldn't care less about us, even though we come once a week. On our most recent visit, they substituted something we hadn't ordered. When we queried this, the waiter just walked away. Why bother coming to a place...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Good service, good food and reasonably priced. We had the four cheese calamari which was beautifully served in harmony with the smashed pumpkin and broccoli rice.

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Ettore Z
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This restaurant offers great seafood, especially crabs! They have good specials Monday to Thursday and my favorite place for crabs in coconut sauce, I highly recommend this restaurant especially on the promotional days if you looking for cheap, good seafood.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank gerard963
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's a nice restaurant, located right in front of the beach. Their specialty is guaiamun (crab), which is offered in different sizes. It tastes good, the staff is super helpful and the place is clean. For a Boa Viagem place, the price isn't sky-high, but...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank quelcapalbo
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The original restaurant made so much money that the owner could buy this location on the best waterfront neighbourood. Prices went consisderably up, but quality managed to be maintained. Indoor and outdoor available, TV screens, "some" wifi available, usual incredibly high number of waiters! I...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank X8914GEgiovannil
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I was traveling to Recife on a brief business trip and know no Portuguese. I asked my cab driver for good seafood and he recommended me this place, guaranteed good food or a free cab ride. Problem was they didn't have the "all you can...More

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank BoTravels
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Charming waiter and good food: ate here twice during 3 night stay. Lots of locals. The Moranga with hake was outstandingly delicious ! Quiet on a Saturday night as opposed to the "see and be seen" scene next door! Closed in evening Sunday with brisk...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank jwsmd3
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I was traveling to Recife and browsing randomly for a place to eat seafood. Eventually, I came across Guaiacum Gigante Praia. When I arrived, I was greeted nicely. I had oysters as starters and eventually some octopus dish. It was delicious, but somewhat weird. Most...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank freshens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dr. Jose de Gois 299, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52060-380, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3441-1509
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