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Restaurante do Ze Maria

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Rua Nice Cordeiro s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
(81) 3619-1258
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pay too much for a dinner which you need to share table, not great service, a buffet food with many people to wait in a long line to serve yourself, and a food that was one the worst experiences in the island. The famous of the owner and the place it is the opposite what you will find. I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked and paid for a table for the expensive "weekly introduction to local food" dinner but left before eating frustrated by the obnoxious behaviour of the staff.

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Thank Travelling C
rogers222
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119 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent food, pleasant environment. Excellent service. Food is clearly made by people who have a passion for cooking. It's a great experience.

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Thank Rogers222
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Me and my wife went to the gastronomic festival of the restaurant. It was a terrible experience, the food was very ordinary and nothing had caught our attention to the point of being worth the price we paid. The waiters and waitress were so grumpy and the drinks are very expensive.

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Thank Bruno M
Sao Paulo, SP
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114 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The food here is wonderful, and you can eat even a good pizza , however it is not cheap, you will pay for it.

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Thank BLB2013
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Place and service are great, but the special part it's the "festival" most fresh sashimi I ate in my life. Everything was great, from fish to meat. The dessert table was unbelievable! Nothing bad to say, it was perfect!

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Thank Vanessa D
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Located at one of the most traditional hotels in Noronha. There several option in the menu, including fishes, lobsters, shrimps, beef, chicken, pasta and risottos. The dishes' prices are similar to the others restaurants, but the drinks and beers were the most expensive in the island. The atmosphere is great and the service is great.

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Thank Renata N
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went for the Festival Gastronomico. First, the 'event' started a bit later than expected (e.g. we were told to be there at 8am, dinner started at 9am). You are seated on tables with other people - so there's limited chance of a private meal. Second, once started, there was a 20min speech introducing the food - for which people... More 

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Thank Lubomir A
Milan, Italy
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have eaten 3 times at the restaurant, twice "a la carte" and once at "festival gastronomico". Food and service very good at the restaurant but the night at the buffet was "difficult": they tell you to sit down at 20:30 but the buffet opens only around 21:30 after a long speech by Mr. Ze Maria in portoguese - if... More 

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Thank Nicola I
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155 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We did our homework before going to F. De Noronha. Ze Maria has very good reviews so we reserved there for our first night only to find it extremely disappointing. They talk about "fresh fish" but they do not have any at all. Every dish is just less than average. A kitchen with little attention to detail. The service staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, South American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro s/n | Vila Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Fernando de Noronha
  • Phone Number: (81) 3619-1258

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