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Restaurante Refugio

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Historic City Center
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Praca do Cais 4 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
55 24 33712447
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Refuge Restaurant, is one of the most traditional of Paraty, the style...
The Refuge Restaurant, is one of the most traditional of Paraty, the style begins in the preparation of dishes, always prepared with the best seafood in the region, we suggest the crab stew, sea bass or shrimp, the shrimp married, the shrimp Spanish octopus Provencal's fool shrimp, crab paella the cone and other pratos.alem of wonderful food, the cozy decor, with indoor and outdoor, with a beautiful sea and mountain, and the historic city , the tour boats in the region, and the night by candlelight, you can enjoy a good wine from our menu or the best caipirinhas produced by our bartender all often present at moonrise over the sea
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely spot for lunch on the terrace area

We spotted this place because it was over the road from our hotel and had a really pleasant terrace area to sit outside for lunch - we were also looking for some seafood after a diet based on meat over previous days in the Pantanal. We had a great shrimp, squid and rice dish in very pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Ben C
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Went here around 1pm for drinks. We weren't sure whether we would have lunch of not and the prices (200-300 $R per person for the main dish) convinced us not to. Otherwise nice place for drinks as the view is quite nice!!

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Thank Leila M
Arezzo, Italy
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393 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Really cute restaurant with great terrace and tables outside. Happy hour from 15 to 21 , music and friendly service . Restaurants not on the cheap side but overall a pleasant evening

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Thank paolok66
Epsom, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We spotted this place because it was over the road from our hotel and had a really pleasant terrace area to sit outside for lunch - we were also looking for some seafood after a diet based on meat over previous days in the Pantanal. We had a great shrimp, squid and rice dish in very pleasant surroundings with good... More 

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Thank Ben C
Campinas, SP
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

With large umbrellas, exquisite tables and chairs at the outside, the feeling and the view are basically unbeatable in Paraty. If you are there in a mild temperature day you cant miss this restaurant experience. Food is great but really pricey. Portions are generous and there are also serves for two people. The fried calamari with bacon (that is right,... More 

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Thank pregl M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Well, given the price you can find out much better option in Paraty. Apart of the environment that's fantastic, the service and the food are average. E.g passion fruit's juice has too much water and it costs R$15, the cheese had no flavors.

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Thank Roger C
Connecticut
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We happened to walk past the restaurant early one rainy evening, with no one out walking in Paraty, too early for dinner, and decided to have caipirinhas during the happy hour to get warm and dry. We enjoyed good caipirinhas in the warm, inviting interior. An off-duty waiter, David, chatted with us about Paraty, the nearby beaches, and the menu,... More 

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Thank thegoing
Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautifull place with an antique ambiance, so romantic! To start with, we were welcome by a very charming waiter, David, that suggested we should try our classic passion fruit caipirinha with some special cachaça made class se by Paraty. It tasted like paradise. Also, we did try the ceviche and the bruschetta as appetizer, after we did have some white... More 

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Thank Valerie M
New York City, New York
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432 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice location right down by the water. The food is good, but not so special. You can get better food at small restaurants throughout town for less money.

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Thank cararro
Sao Paulo, SP
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had spent the morning on the hot dusty streets of Paraty, saw no reason to sit down in the same conditions, and went inside. A cool and welcoming room, friendly (if somewhat inexperienced) staff, and a promising menu and wine list were on offer. Food and drink was no more than average, it must be said, and thus too... More 

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Thank A R D
Aquitaine, France
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188 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We walked across the street from the famous Casa Turquesa to this restaurant.the welcome was warm and we had some of the house specialities such as the stuffed prawn and the sea bass with passion fruit sauce. Nice ambience created by laid back salsa music and helped by the interesting unoaked Brazilian chardonnay. Finished off with a tasting of aged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca do Cais 4 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty>  > Historic City Center
  • Neighborhood: Historic City Center
  • Phone Number: 55 24 33712447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 46
  • Cuisine: South American, Brazilian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Refuge Restaurant, is one of the most traditional of Paraty, the style begins in the preparation of dishes, always prepared with the best seafood in the region, we suggest the crab stew, sea bass or shrimp, the shrimp married, the shrimp Spanish octopus Provencal's fool shrimp, crab paella the cone and other pratos.alem of wonderful food, the cozy decor, with indoor and outdoor, with a beautiful sea and mountain, and the historic city , the tour boats in the region, and the night by candlelight, you can enjoy a good wine from our menu or the best caipirinhas produced by our bartender all often present at moonrise over the sea
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?