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“Shrimps!!”

Caravela Boicucanga
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Boicucanga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant serving seafood in Boicucanga. Nice and cozy place with good drinks and food. Try Camarao na Cachaca.

Thank lctsun
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Beachfront dining. Excellent bolinhas de bacalhao. Very good "Feijoada de Frutos do Mar" Great service and local craft beer on the ocean.

Thank salembluz
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

The restaurant is not amazing, but Boicuganca is small and there just dont have nothing so nice. So Caravela was kind ok.

Thank AylaHuovi
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The restaurant is located "on the beach": you can be seated on the Boiçucanga beach and enjoy the sea breeze while you try the delicious dishes of Caravela Restaurant and listen to live music, played at the Restaurant.

There are different options of dishes, especially with seafood. As an appetizer, I tried the "Lula a dore" - fried calamari, a breaded and fresh squid rings served with a dipping sauce. Also I tried the "Feijoada de Frutos do Mar", in reference to the traditional Brazilian food "Feijoada". But instead of the black beans and pork meat, there are the white beans and seafood (calamari, shrimps, mussels, octopus...). This "Feijoada de Frutos do Mar" can serve 2 or 3 people - is served with rice and salad.

I was in a group of 5 people, so I also ordered a "Moqueca" - fish stew, also served with rice and "pirão" (a traditional Brazilian food: manioc flour with fish and seasonings). This dish alone can serve 2 or 3 people. The appetizer and both meals could feed satisfactorily 5 people (a girl and four men). Ask the server for the pepper sauce, if you like it! The sauce is really tasteful and make the meals more delicious!

Food is really delicious! The staff is nice and helpful. But when it is busy, it can take you a long time to be served (even to have a soft drink I had to wait 10 minutes after I ordered it).

As a characteristic of Boiçucanga, you'd better have a bug spray/repellent with you, otherwise you can be bitten by "borrachudos". It's not harmful to your health, but you can have a hard time with the itchy and painful bites from the insects.

At some hours, you can enjoy live music. But be aware that "couvert" charges can be applied. It is an optional charge!! Also, as a Brazilian "culture", you are supposed to give a 10% tip, over all the consumption, as a service tax. You are not obligated to pay for it, but people in general pay this service tax.

There is a small parking lot for the restaurant, but there are some spots nearby where you can park (on the streets).

Price is proportional to the quality of the meals: well served and very tasteful! I haven't tried them, but there are some cheaper meals, and meals for kids.

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Thank Eduardo I
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

We had dinner and lunch there. Food is good a d portions are big.
We loved their caipirinhas.
Nice beach view, decor and alive music.

Thank Pati V
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