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Banana da Terra

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Rua Dr Samuel Costa 198, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(024) 3371 1725
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Expensive, but very good food

The menu has good options for starters and entrees (pastas, seafood and meat). The wine list is bad, expensive and has some wrong information about the wines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
paulo s
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The menu has good options for starters and entrees (pastas, seafood and meat). The wine list is bad, expensive and has some wrong information about the wines.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A fantastic meal, the best we have had anywhere for a long time. The is an invitation to culinary discoveries. The food is beautifully presented and lives up to what it promises. The service is remarkable, restaurants in Europe shoukd learn service here. The sauce which accompanied my fish will haunt me for a while to come. Adequately priced. One... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this is a very good and gourmet restaurant with a nice atmosphere, but let me tell that 50€ for une course meal, a dessert (both gourmet size) and a caipirinha it is too expensive in my opinion.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Paraty has a host of restaurants but we were underwhelmed by them in general. This was the best of them, we had an excellent meal here, spendy but worth it compared to the others. I had a fish dish that was the first that was not just over cooked in butter with no fine touches. It was very tasty, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food was very good and the price was a little expensive but similar to other restaurants in Paraty. I had the "Prato da Boa Lembrança", a smoked fish which I highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I believe Thursday is a tasting menu day so there was no a la carte option, which was not a problem. Even though I liked some dishes more than others, it was very interesting to try everything, especially since some dishes featured ingredients I've never even heard of before. We were recommended a bottle of Brazilian Chardonnay and it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had quite high expecations for this restaruant and that is maybe why we were a bit disapointed. Nothing wrong with food, location or service, but nothing extraordinary either. It is a safe bet when in Paraty if that is what you are looking for.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We found an innovative take on Brazilian dishes, all prepared with the freshest seafood. Subtle flavors blended with the delicate fish, and service was quite professional. Presentation was excellent. The cover charge of about $5.US brought bread and three little tastes for each (see pic) so that we would not have ordered an appetizer to share if we had known.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a good and safe bet in Paraty, where there are a lot of options and is hard to decide where to eat. Food was very tasty, friendly service. A little over-priced Unlike other Paraty's restaurants, they did not have live brazilian music, which would make the experience even better

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San Angelo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

When traveling in a foreign country I look for several things. First and foremost is an experience that I cannot find at home. An although the time spent at Banana da Terra was certainly pleasant, it was an experience I would expect from any upscale restaurant in any major city. But for what we got it was way overpriced. Ingredients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Dr Samuel Costa 198, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty
  • Phone Number: (024) 3371 1725

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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