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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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107 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank BLB2013
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Vanessa D
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Renata N
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lubomir A
Milan, Italy
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank Nicola I
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153 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Roberto G
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

we had luck and got a table at this special event. ze was a fishermen before he opend his high emd pousada and restaurant. 2 times a week there is a buffet style dinner where he offers several of different food and... he catch the fishes himself for this events.

Thank Stedy H
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Zé Maria is probably the most famous restaurant in Noronha. My wife wanted to dine on the day the serve the seafood festival but you must make reservations way ahead and you didn’t. We decided to go on a regular day. The restaurant environment is nice, it was hot but it was nice. There was no music until we asked... More 

Thank Gilberto K
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Slow service. Poor-trained staff. In our party of 4, the waitress simply forgot to order my dish. After everyone had finished their meals I had to wait for mine to be prepared. My sons ordered japanese food that came warm - even though the fish should be raw and cool.

Thank Bradded
Sao Paulo, SP
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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at the hotel where the restaurant is located a couple of times and I am positive the restaurant was better. The food is still good, but service was below expectations and the wine list had astronomical prices (compared to other restaurants at Fernando de Noronha). The dining room is very nice. I have been on a Tuesday... More 

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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
Japanese, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, South American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?