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O Barco

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Brazilian, South American
As featured in 3 Days in Buzios and 1 other guide
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Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1054, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
+55 22 2629 8307
11:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 22:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and quaint, not smart and stanly, this traditional little restaurant served up a nice fish stew but the fish I chose was a bit dry and tasteless. However maybe we were unlucky as every evening it was packed with tourists and locals alike. Reasonable prices and value for. money but get there early if you want to get a... More 

Thank whitesheilagh
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We eat twice at O Barco. The fish (grouper) and lobster are great and the prices are amazing (less than £20 for a lobster dinner). The caipirinhas at BRL 10 are not to be missed either. Highly recommend.

Thank Belpat007
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you´re going to locate your fish restaurant anywhere, may as well site it next to the busiest fishmonger and a few yards from where the individual fishermen pitch up each morning to empty their nets. O Barco is fish, fish, fish. Technically there is also a steak on the menu, but this is not a place to take a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Simple place on the sea front with excellent choice of seafood. The starters are huge ( especially the fried ones ), so don't order too much, other than that - go for it.

Thank jovicicigor
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The waiters were very nice but please the bathroom needs a face lift ASAP. I got the deep fried fish and it was very fresh and delicious! Great Location! Try to get a table in the front I will return to the restaurant but please fix the bathroom!

Thank Eduardo C
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Have enjoyed two lunches here. The lobster with caper sauce was yummy, but the grilled white grouper took it it to first base. Very busy little place and for good reason.

Thank Mary d
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Simple restaurant serving seafood looking over the ocean. We ordered lobster for two and it came with a salad and rice ... enjoyed my meal but it took awhile to get our food and when my lobster came out it was raw and not cooked all the way we had to send it back to get cooked longer. Not like... More 

Thank Lalacali2013
Durham, North Carolina
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157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

As a local described it, this restaurant is "very Buziano." Local, fresh, unassuming, friendly, no fancy ingredients, value priced. We loved the grilled lobster and grilled shrimp, isca de peixe (breaded chunks of fish) appetizer. Plan for leisurely delivery of your order, because everything is fresh-made. Great service from our server Obama (nicknamed because he is a double for a... More 

Thank Justine S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely a recommendation! Amazing food, friendly staff and good prices!! We went for lunch and was really good.

Thank Danielle K
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We got aware about this restaurant because it was very well visited during the day and night. The Brazilian staff is very friendly - and the food is simply awesome. Fish is fresh and very tasty. We loved it!

Thank vodi1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Seafood, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1054, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2629 8307
Monday to sunday from 12am to 10:30pm.

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