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Zea Mais

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City Center
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Barao do Rio Branco, 354 | Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana 80010180, Brazil
+55 41 3232-3988
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Zea Mais Restaurant - opened in 2004 - provide a harmonic concept that...
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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  • 65
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice place for a special occasion

we have been there during the "restaurant week" and we tried the three course menue: it was delicious! we will come back to try something else for sure! the place is very nice and it is a high level restaurant, but suit it is not required. service is very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Elena R
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Curitiba, PR
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we have been there during the "restaurant week" and we tried the three course menue: it was delicious! we will come back to try something else for sure! the place is very nice and it is a high level restaurant, but suit it is not required. service is very good

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GisahMA, Agência de Marketing at Zea Mais, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments, Elena. We hope to see you again to taste one of our seasonal menus, or the traditional one. Yours sincerely, Zea Maïs Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I already had been on Zea Mais several times and its always a fantastic gastronomic experience From the moment of arrival, reception, customer service and the food fantastic. There is always something new added in very well executed menu. I highly recommend it, especially for dinner for two or with friends.

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GisahMA, Agência de Marketing at Zea Mais, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It's an honor to receive your recommendation and to keep up with your expectations. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Zea Maïs Staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ideal for those staying in the hotel above this restaurant. It would do well even in London. The menu has a wide selection. The quality is excellent. The breads and amuse buche tasty. Mains a decent size, good quality and well presented - sensibly priced too. Wines are delicious. Even the small red wine by the glass at R24. Mmmmm... More 

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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Thank you Sir for such a kind review! Hope we'll welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Zea Maïs Staff More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Zea Mais

Address: Barao do Rio Branco, 354 | Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana 80010180, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 41 3232-3988
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Parana (PR)  >  Curitiba>  > City Center
Open Hours:
Monday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 44
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barao do Rio Branco, 354 | Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana 80010180, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Parana (PR)  >  Curitiba>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55 41 3232-3988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 44
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Monday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
7:45 pm - 11:45 pm

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