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Restaurante Contos de Reis

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Brazilian, South American
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Rua Camilo de Brito, 21 | Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-5359
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 65
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  • 17
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good price quality ratio

Buffet style at a reasonable price in a nice historical building. The food is average but with lots of choices and the buffet is not that expensive. The service is pleasant and the atmosphere too. So a good choice for lunch after walking up and down in Ouro Preto.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ChristineBindert
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Bretagne
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Bretagne
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363 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buffet style at a reasonable price in a nice historical building. The food is average but with lots of choices and the buffet is not that expensive. The service is pleasant and the atmosphere too. So a good choice for lunch after walking up and down in Ouro Preto.

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Miramar, Florida
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175 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Stopped at this restaurant after doing an extensive tour of the very historic town of Oura Preto. This was a buffet lunch of typical Brazilian food served on a Saturday. This was mostly meat but I enjoyed the vegetables, fried eggs and pasta. Good service with good waiters. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spent the day in Ouro Preto and found this little gem off the beaten path. Beautiful architecture and cool in the 90 degree summer weather. Had buffet lunch that was a bit more pricey than other places but still really good. Very traditional dishes. Enjoyed overall but def not the best place I've ever eaten

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was invited by a friend from Belo Horizonte to enjoy their typical food and dessert. I was firstly impressed by the restaurant's architecture, which surely felt historic. Besides, the staff was very solicitous and kind. Needless to say I'll certainly go there again next time I visit the beautiful city of Ouro Preto ;)

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I went here with some Brazilian friends for lunch. Contos de Reis is a traditional old restaurant in the middle of Ouro Preto. the building felt historic and quaint. We had a buffet lunch which was very good. I wanted a coffee Americano afterwards which is not so well known here but once we explained to the waiter he produced... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A little bit off the beaten path from the main square but what a find! Local food and delicious. Buffet style so even when busy you get to help yourself. Well worth the visit. Enjoy!

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London
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stopped here during a tour of Ouro Preto and it had a great selection available and all of good quality. Great atmosphere with locals and tourists. The buffet selection was extensive, including the sweets.

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Cologne, Germany
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Of the 50+ meals we had in as many restaurants all over Minas Gerais, this was, by far, the worst. We had better food in tiny wayside diners for R$9,90 each than in this place which cost us over R$100. There were only bones and fat, and everything was horribly greasy. The lovely interior made us believe that it would... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The place is very nice. Good decoration in a nice building. The food is typical "mineira". it is a self service, so that you can try whatever you like. The local beer is quite good. Quite expensive, though.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The food is great [regional food] and the restaurant's old building is charming. It is strongly recommended that one going to this restaurant go by taxi because the parking area is nice to get in but very dificult to drive out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Camilo de Brito, 21 | Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Ouro Preto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55 31 3551-5359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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