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Restaurante Porto

Rua do Comercio 18, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(024) 3371 1058
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Ranked #84 of 832 restaurants in Paraty
Cuisines: Brazilian, European
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The night we ate there was a lovely wind player. Food and wine was good, if a little pricey. They also tried to over charge us which was disappointing.

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Islamabad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Restaurente Porto can be found in a side alley in the lovely Paraty town. The setting is serene and immediately relaxes you. The menu itself is so friendly- they explain how long the food would take, apologize in advance if something may not be on the menu and explain that paying for the live music is optional. It is very... More

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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food was good. We had the chateaubriand, the mixed seafood pasta with white wine sauce and the green pasta with shrimp. The beef was outstanding especially the sauce. The pasta in each of the other dishes was really good but the sauces lacked taste. We also ordered the palm salad and the green salad with carmelized onions. Both were... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We've been to Paraty, Brazil a few times now and have always passed Restaurante Porto as it looks charming and boasts all of its wonderful reviews accolades from articles and magazines that have featured them. It's staff is nice and welcoming, good atmosphere and service fair but the most important feature, Porto's food was severely lacking for the price and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I took our daughter (4 years old) here on Friday night and the service and food was wonderful. One of the waiters spoke English, helped us with questions we had, and even served us a very nice wine that was not on the wine list. It paired well with our seafood. They do not have a kids... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Whenever I read any review describing a restaurant as a intimate, fine-dining place… we hesitate going there as we have two small children (age 2 and 6). But since we were recommended for their fresh fish, we wanted to try. We went there on Monday early evening when the restaurant had only another family (which is a perfect timing for... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

And thought I'd treat myself. I liked the look of Porto, small, intimate, nicely appointed. had a more European feel. It was early by Brazilian standards, but I was one tired, hungry tourist. Upon entering, the place was empty, I exclaimed how tired I was. The waiter said, I will get you a more comfortable chair. His attention for the... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife and I ate here on our last night in Paraty. I was torn between the generally mediocre reviews on Tripadvisor and the various positive media reviews exhibited in the restaurant window. We went ahead because the menu sounded good, it looked nice and it was handy and bookable. Generally speaking we were not disappointed. The surroundings were pleasant... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My wife and I visited on a recommendation. On ordering the fish we were told there was none. Even though various fish dishes were on the menu and fish knives were on the table. Thus we ordered meat.My wife's steak was ok, but my veal was lamb and was under cooked. The wine menu is extensive,but nobody the understands it.We... More

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Vicentinius, Owner at Restaurante Porto, responded to this review

I am sorry but I disagree with the client review. If some want to look at my other responses you can see that we reconized our failures when it is properly. I was there and the client said he had a bad trip, I think he had a bad day. I tasted the wine and it was excellent, the client... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We enjoyed two excellent meals on successive nights in rainy Paraty. He service was excellent and our waiter was able to commmmunicate with us in good English. The dishes were innovative and well done, the atmosphere cosy, and the wine list very good. Excellent piano music as accompaniment to dinner.

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