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Bene da Flauta

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32, Sao Francisco de Assis Street | Center, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-1036
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very enjoyable restaurant

When in Ouro Preto, go to Bene da Flauta to taste the local "Mineira" food. Get a beautiful view, sitting by the windows to the forest and hils in the back or to the city and hills in the second floor. Try the tropeiro, tutu or torresmo, some examples of the "Comida Mineira" and enjoy the nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Rodrigo E
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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509 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

When in Ouro Preto, go to Bene da Flauta to taste the local "Mineira" food. Get a beautiful view, sitting by the windows to the forest and hils in the back or to the city and hills in the second floor. Try the tropeiro, tutu or torresmo, some examples of the "Comida Mineira" and enjoy the nice ambiance and friendly... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent atmosphere, good typical decor, comfortable. Good food and good service. Typical mineira food and also international food Ambience music. I loved to go there

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Boston, MA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The tables look out onto trees and this beautiful town.The service was formal and professional. We went there twice. The food was well prepared, but not very exciting. The trout with giant capers was very good, as were the beef dishes. The osso buco was both hard and fatty at the same time. But do say yes if they offer... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is near the Sao Francisco de Assis church and thus near the city center. It makes a great place for lunch after seeing that side of the city. If you go, go to the top floor. You'll have a nice breeze and can see far over the city. The food for the four of us was good, although... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A pleasant building and well-situated, Bene da Flauta sits alongside the Sao Francisco church in Ouro Preto's centre. The upper storey has a panoramic view of the surrounding baroque architecture, from modest residences to the spectacle of the Igreja de São Francisco de Assis. It's a light and airy setting. A reasonable Brazilian and international menu - French onion soup,... More 

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Brasilia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really nice place to eat. Try and get a table on the top floor. It has great views of the city. Good international menu and attentive staff who know how to serve and stay out of the way. Fish was really good and well prepared and cooked. Interesting art on the walls made for pleasant atmosphere. Don't miss out.

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The view, ambience ,service, location .. and food were great. We did go back the next night 1. because we had enjoyed and 2. yes were tired. almost last days of our two week trip, it was dark, there are cobbled streets. Just didn't have the heart to walk to another spot. But we sat in a different room so... More 

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McLean VA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ended up eating here three times, in part because this was one of the few restaurants that was not closed on either Sunday or Monday. We were never disappointed in either the food or the service, and enjoyed it a lot. The restaurant is located in the central area and has great views from some of the tables over... More 

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Toulouse, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had read very good ratings. We were really disappointed. The place is pleasant enough but the food was at best average for a high price.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I've been to. As good as the best French or Belgians. Service was perfect. Wine list, despite short, had ample choices of quality and price. The main course is the king. Quality of beef and lamb they serve is one of the best in Brazil. We had dinner two nights in a row.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32, Sao Francisco de Assis Street | Center, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Ouro Preto
  • Phone Number: +55 31 3551-1036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 38
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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