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Zea Mais

Barao do Rio Branco, 354 | Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil
+55(41)3232-3988
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Ranked #10 of 6,988 restaurants in Curitiba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $53
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Zea Mais Restaurant - opened in 2004 - provide a harmonic concept that combines an environment of tradition and modernity with a contemporary menu of Provencal and Mediterranean inspiration. The menu, presented in a more permanent version and variable seasonal issues, is signed by the remarkable chef Celso Freire and executed masterfully by award-winning chef Joy Perine, which also includes her very own creations.
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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Zea Mais is a wonderful restaurant. For a change - in Brasil -- food is not that heavy. Food is light and creative featuring a fusion cuisine with some Japanese influences. The crab with Cachasa souse is amazing, you must try it. We really enjoyed it a lot. Will certainly come again. And then again.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I dined here 5 times during the World Cup, the first time just because I live in the hotel next door. It has been a nice surprise. The place is elegant and smart, the music is nice (they publish cd of the restaurant), the atmosphere cool. Great choice of wines from various continents, good service, a bit too dark in... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was staying at Hotel Nikko just 200 yards walk away. Great local food prepared with style. Excellent advice on food and wine from the staff and by far the best meals I had in the City. Dinner starts at 8pm.

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MARRAKECH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is located in the city center Curitiba, with an interesting atmosphere and very good service. The Gastronomy Menu ( Degustação) has a good variety and well cooked. The wine menu is not extensive but good quality choice. The first impression was good, and after some reservation difficulties ( not due to their fault) , we resolved to stay... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere , romantic and great place , the staff are very good ...i recommended !! the strawberry soup was superb !!

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Curitiba
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I'v had some amazing experiences in this nice cozy restaurant. They try their best but its not always the meals are top notch, but chances are you will be very satisfied most of the time with some of the best places in town for romantic dinner or 2 or 3 couples dinner cos the place is small.

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Sydney, Australia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Boy, I don't know about you but its funny with restaurants that I actually remember the name of good restaurants and forget those that are bad (but the bad memory still lingers). After travelling through South America for the last 4 months, I can honestly say that this is one of the best. the chef's imagination is to be applauded.... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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146 reviews 146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The dishes tasted very good, but it is quite expensive. The duck with apples is very beautiful, but not so tastefully. The service is fast and very good.

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Brasil
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've been at this restaurant for a dinner last weekend for the first time and my experience was just ok. The food was ok (nothing special), the service could be better and the place is really cool. For the price they charge you, they could offer better dishes and glasses, specially the wine ones. It's a nice place to go... More

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Everywhere
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

All dishes are made by the chef and I have to tell that they are indeed very good. I wouldn't go there again myself because it is quite expensive, but I do recommend.

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