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Toca da Garoupa

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Alves de Brito 181, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88015-440, Brazil
+55 48 3207-5627
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

An unexpected stop between Buenos Aires and São Paulo took us to this lovely seafood restaurant. The place is nice, yet not extraordinary. The meal was very good. The salads were fine, the Bobó de Camarão was delicious. Fine, tasty fresh shrimp with a typical sauce. Delightful. Price is not low, but comparing to Buenos Aires this was a deal!... More 

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Tocadagaroupa, Gerente at Toca da Garoupa, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for choosing and evaluating. If one day return to Florianopolis, they will be once again welcome. More 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent food and service!!! Expensive but worthy. Good location, central but difficult to find parking. I'm not sure if they have valet service. Didn't use it.

Thank AJ61
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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247 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

It is a little expensive, but the quality of the meals are exceptional. I had the raw oisters and the "Ana" salad.. They have a valet parking and are located at the city center. A nice ambience and gentle personel. Theyr main dishes are fish and seafood. All very fresh and well prepared. I really liked the restaurant.

Thank LyssMelo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We visited this particular restaurant on the 3rd of October 2015. We were about 10 people and had made a reservation in advance. Our expectations were set rather high, since the information available rather made us believe that this restaurant knew its business in seafood! Accordingly, we also expected that the prices would be above the average level but priceworthy!... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Recommended by locals this expensive restaurant with fantastically big menu gives you a great introduction to local cuisine. You choose the dish and then choose the way you want it to be cooked. And believe me: they know many ways of doing it. We had an amazing octopus and white fish. Highly recommended.

Thank Alexander S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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646 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Very nice and friendly place, good ambiance, environment, tasty food. One will find a good sample of santa catarina seafood and friendly s rvice. Fairly good choice of eines from the list. Worth going.

Thank carlosmp
Florianopolis, SC
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We dined at Toca at noon last Sunday and were disappointed. This is the place I have always considered to be the best fish restaurant in Florianopolis.....but it does not seem to have kept up with the times. While the fish is fresh and copious, the dishes merit criticism...Our fish was overcooked and salty....and it was served with three starches... More 

Thank Abelpeople
Trieste, Italy
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538 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

It is not cheap for the local standards, but it is absolutely worth the additional few reais! Best fish dinner in Brazil ever. The fried squids we had for appetizer were good but not exceptional, but the grilled fish (pescada amarela) was oustanding! Molho de camarão was great. A good bottle of Chilean white wine, impeccable service and an elegant... More 

Thank YouBeeTs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

This used to be my favorite restaurant of all times. I am from Florianopolis and live in Miami, so whenever I come home to visit my family that's my number one place to go. However, this time I was very disappointed! Price still the same (that's an expensive place) but quality dropped to the floor!! The grilled calamari and grilled... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice meal: great seafood to start: shrimp pasteis and bolinhas de bacalhao. The fish dishes were plentiful: one order serves three: grilled fish with seafood or moquecas were very good. The service was friendly and efficient: highly recommended restaurant


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Alves de Brito 181, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88015-440, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Santa Catarina (SC)  >  Florianopolis>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55 48 3207-5627

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