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

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 11
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  • 9
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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
The Best we found in Paraty

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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180 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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54 restaurant reviews
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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59 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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