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Bananaland

Rua Manoel Turibio Farias 50, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 2623 2666
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Ranked #21 of 363 restaurants in Buzios
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: South American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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San Diego Area
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Buenos Aires
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Amsterdam, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Buzios is expensive; especially the restaurants and some places have really awful food, but this place is 'por kilo' but great value, lots of salads, fresh etc. Went there twice while we were in Buzios! Great for a quick dinner inbetween drinks!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's a good restaurant for those with kids, because it's a self-service. However, the taste and variety did not keek up with my expectations. This is a kind of restaurant where the food isn't that good and it's overpriced. They have a beer menu (what is very rare around here), but the bulk of the items are out of stock.... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

It's a good restaurant. The food is one of the best for this kind of restaurant. For fast and unpretensious meals it's one of the best choices in buzios. The price is good and the service wonderful.

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BA, Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

You wouldn't think so because of the name but the place offers great healthy food, with fresh ingredients at more than reasonable prices. Your pay per kilo of whatever is on your plate. We paid R 87 for two, including beverages (one soda and one beer). The waitresses are all kind and helpful, even with suggestions. Lots of variety of... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Established in 1995, this is a clean, modern food-per-weight restaurant where you pay according to the weight of the plates you fill. The buffet is truly huge with not only lots of fancy salads. cold cuts and hot dishes but also a myriad of sauces and toppings. I had a great meal for R$50 including beer. This is a great... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Delicious self service food, lots of high quality food to chose from, worth the little bit extra per kilo.

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arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This contemporary Kilo restaurant was our favorite place to dine in Buzios. In the 5 days we spent in this resort town, we ate here twice, and loved the variety of choices, the freshness of the food, healthy options, the attentive service and the cleanliness. There were so many delicious dishes, it was hard not to over-load our plates. And... More

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