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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive but outstanding

Banana da Terra is a superb restaurant. The service is impecable. The food exquisite. The dish designs artistic and the atmosphere casually charming. Four of us ate different dishes and we all loved it. The shrimp with black rice was terrific. Dishes are around Brl 80 per person.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Banana da Terra is a superb restaurant. The service is impecable. The food exquisite. The dish designs artistic and the atmosphere casually charming. Four of us ate different dishes and we all loved it. The shrimp with black rice was terrific. Dishes are around Brl 80 per person.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lonely Planet gave this an amazing review and rated it as one of the best in Paraty We found the food to be stodgy,the fish dry and the service very mediocre.It was also very expensive by Paraty standards. The bext night we went to Uzumi sushi restaurant and had a meal which was twice as good and a third of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The fish was good but not the best i eat but 4 people 600R$ No wine just two beers In the usa for 250$ you get much more but it was nice

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food we had here was excellent and was the best meal I had in paraty. I had the scallop dish and my friend had a vegetarian dish. I will say that the item they brought out before the meal was great, but we didn't realize until the bill that it wasn't complementary - so watch out for that. But... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was busy when we visitied and the table linen was actually wet as I gethered they did not have time to dry it properly! This was in the first week of January when the Paraty is literally crawlig with tourists, so lets be forgiving! Service was good, and the meals genuinely delicious. I had a fish with Banana (well,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Looking at the menu you might think it is overprice. But after you eat you realize it was worth every penny. From the service, knowledgable staff, tasty food with exotic flavors - to the cold beer! Priceless! We had shrimp with Porto wine sauce, seafood with coconut/ginger sauce and the traditional house fish with banana. All to die for. Expensive,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved it from the start. The restaurant is really cosy and the kitchen deliver what they wrote in the ambitious menu´. Perfect cooking technique together with fresh local food are the signature of this tradional/modern restaurant. Wide list of wines and affordable. The service is top notch discrete, efficient, and quick, just impeccable. A memorable dinner/evening

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here while visiting the lovely town of Paraty. The various seafood dishes my family and I sampled were extremely well prepared-- terrific twists on Brazilian flavored. And what a nice setting. Not cheap but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place even if a bit loud. The food was excellent, all the waiters were charming and good looking. A pleasure.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a nicely decorated restaurant in the historic center of Paraty. From the beginning our waitress was far from courteous and actually looked kind of angry. By the end of our dinner the restaurant got really crowded and became obvious that they were short staffed. Our bill took 20 minutes to arrive! The food was great but for the... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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