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Bananaland

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Rua Manoel Turibio Farias 50, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 2623 2666
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 47
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food but too expensive

Definitely the food is much better than any other "per kilo" restaurant. But R$ 78,50 per kilo is too expensive. You will find "la carte" restaurants at the same price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Delio B
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Brumadinho, MG
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London, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We were here twice and first time it was all fine, but after the second visit we didn't feel well for the rest of the day.

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Thank shamannn
Brumadinho, MG
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Definitely the food is much better than any other "per kilo" restaurant. But R$ 78,50 per kilo is too expensive. You will find "la carte" restaurants at the same price.

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Thank Delio B
Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good and tasty. Everything is fresh. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is friendly. A little pricey but worth trying!

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1 Thank Andrew L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Was very quiet night so food on display looked "tired". Lots of staff so could check quality more often. Lovely staff thou...

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Thank Manuel S
Lisboa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Thiis is a bufett, by the kilo, self service restaurant. This is very common in Brasil. Bananland stands out by the very good quality of the food on offer. The dishes are well prepared, original and (very important to me) with a distinct soth american/brazilan touch - as a tourist visiting the country and Buzios its a must. Most of... More 

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1 Thank at_Glorioso
Monchengladbach, Germany
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

restaurant has aircondition in function. inside approx 50 seats. approx 10 seats outside in front of the door, too staff very friendly. vino good tempered. served in cooler ! tabels are very cean. food : several salats cold dish as well antipasti fish and beef , chicken hot dish - several types pasta , potato -several types, rice - several... More 

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Thank reinhardo123
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This place was perfect, and we ended up having lunch here 3 times! The food was fresh and all the dishes changed everyday. The shrimp gnocchi were a highlight! The staff were friendly and when you need to eat, you can walk in and be eating in 3 minutes, one of the perks of buffet a kilo! Would definitely recommend... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We traditionally eat at Bananaland each time we visit Buzios. Restaurant is clean and modern. Prices are a bit high for what you get. There are other buffets nearby that are just as good if not better and charge less (see my next review). Buffet includes cold veggie/fruit salads and hot options such as chicken, beef, fish, veggie dishes, lasagna,... More 

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Thank EPMom4
San Diego Area
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122 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We sat in the front and drank some wine on two afternoons. Second time, we were a bit hungry, so picked up a plate and had two small fruit crepes and about 8 gnocchi-like dumplings in a sauce.Total charge was R$15.50! This just couldn't be true, so were inquired of staff, and suddenly, no one spoke English any more! Even... More 

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3 Thank bobblevins
Buenos Aires
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

it is very common to find restaurants that sella food by kilo, but this one is exceptional. Dishes are prepared for gourmets, service excellent. Add a wonderful combination of different beers and enjoy your meal (lunch or dinner)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Manoel Turibio Farias 50, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: 22 2623 2666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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