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Cantinho do Curuca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Av. Santana, 96 - Praia do Meaipe, Guarapari, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
(27) 3272-1262
11:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I have always been a fan of Cantinho do Curuca. So many times with the years restaurants lose its "magic" - not Curuca . The muqueca is made to order, the service is impeccable and the fried appetizer shrimp is delicious . The beer is always cold . We tried the lobster and shrimp muqueca , it was to die... More 

Thank TeenfamilyFriendly
Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. Mosqueca is its specialty. I never miss having one every time I'm nearby. Don't forget asking about your Banana Moqueca for desert.

1 Thank Rogerio N
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in front of the beach of Maepi. Some of the tables have a sandy floor. There are many tables but many more waitresses. The waitresses attend to you beautifully, fast, polite, great service! The food is delicious and does not take long to arrive. One should share as the portions serve two people (or more!). Great place... More 

Thank VictoriaCardoner
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, good infrastructure! A Muqueca serves 3 people nicely, they come with an amazing side dishe of bananas.

Thank Marina S
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170 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We travelled some distance to eat at this simple but excellent restaurant. Located next to the beach by the sea you can tell by the huge amount of seating and large kitchens that this must be a popular place to cater for this quanity of people. My friends had the muqeca capixaba which was excellent, just the right consistency. I... More 

Thank goodtogethome
Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

if you want to try and enjoy a true "muqueca capixaba" I wold highly recommend to visit this restaurant. The service is great but the food is absolutely delicious. it starts with fried shrimp, crispy and crunch. there are several options for the muqueca - if you can try the lagosta & camarão. For desert try the restaurant's specialty flan... More 

Thank TeenfamilyFriendly
Hannover, Germany
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

It has been at least 20 years since the last time I came to Curuca. I do no like "soupy" meals like the local and famous Moqueca so I decided to try the shrimp risotto. Delicious! Service was mediocre and did not meet the price that is really high. But the quality of the food and the shrimp were simply... More 

Thank Rigotto
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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235 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Our first visit to this fantastic place! Best muqueca I've had in years. The place has been redecorated, very tastefully and the kitchen is out of this world. About 40 cooks preparing simultaneously as many muquecas of fish stews at the same time. Not cheap...but well worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank Neri I
Vitoria, ES
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152 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I´ve been to Curuca many, many times.There was a time you could choose anything from the menu being sure it would be great. Lately, things are not like they used to be. Unfortunately, food has been prepared in a very careless way and ingredients are not first class. Last time I decided to complain,but not even "I´m sorry" I heard.... More 

1 Thank OliviaBrazil
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

One of the best places to have a Muqueca - a typical fish stew dish cooked in a mud pan. Awarded the title of best Muqueca Capixaba of Brazil! The risotto with lobster and shrimp was also very good. A simple place but fun and uber popular among locals and tourists alike. One can see the kitchen and how the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Santana, 96 - Praia do Meaipe, Guarapari, State of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Espirito Santo (ES)  >  Guarapari
  • Phone Number: (27) 3272-1262

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