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Restaurante Pe na Areia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Da Praia S/N | rua da praia and rua santana, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The best part about this restaurant is its extensive wine list. The chicken and meat dishes we ordered were a bit tough but their desert specialty of caramelised bananas with orange and ginger sauce was excellent. Our tip would be have your main somewhere else and come here for wine and desert

Thank Tracey and Mart... B
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Cocktails were good and normal price, food wasn't anything special and very expensive. Seafood was good quality, salad was expensive and too much simple. Good ambient, live music and in front of the beach. Would repeat just for the drinks (take benefit of the happy hour!)

Thank Laura N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I tried this place on the last night of our stay at Ilha Grande , it was fantastic !! The service was lovely , not sure why it got so many negative reviews about that aspect .....we both ordered steak and it was cooked to perfection ! We cleared the plate ! The red wine was the... More 

Thank Hannah D
London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

After wandering along the beach looking for dinner I went back to Pe na Areia after initially discounting it for no good reason! Like pretty much everywhere else prices and portions are designed for two, but they will serve you a one-person portion for 60 per cent of the price for two if you're on your own. I had the... More 

Thank Joanne H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I went with two other friends. The live music was fun and the cocktails were tasty (especially the mojito). The sole with calamari was especially good!

Thank JasperLim
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were really disappointed because the waiter did not even look at our table. We waited 45min for our drinks. And the salad was not fresh

Thank Chrissi K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I had the bossa nova salad and the Fish stew. Definitely check this place out!!

Thank chillysc
Breda, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food is great, drinks are good and our waitress Jaqueline was wonderful! Live music is great for the atmosphere, it is a laid back place to enjoy the beach.

Thank Esthermt
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us. The service was very good. Our waitress Jacqueline was very attentive. We ordered a grilled fish with vegetables with a side of beans (feijao). They were all very tasty however the meal was overpriced in our opinion (for the meal and two juices it cost 200 reals (around £50!). We had an equally good... More 

Thank onlycme
Ilha Grande, RJ
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Usually a local band plays some " Bossa Nova" or MPB (popular Brazilian music) Cool and chill atmosphere Dishes like the "Sea barbecue" are one of my favorites And some of their local fishes cooked softly with fine herbs...

Thank O Verde I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Da Praia S/N | rua da praia and rua santana, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande
  • Phone Number: 552433707637
Restaurant over the beach, relaxing enviroment with candle lights and live brasilian music. Speciality in seafood.

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