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Restaurante Refugio

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Historic City Center
Brazilian, Mediterranean
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
super seafood on the edge of the harbour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
pipayne
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Allemans-du-Dropt, France
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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New York City, New York
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303 reviews 303 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Allemans-du-Dropt, France
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141 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had been given the names of several restaurants, three were very good though not cheap, the fourth was not cheap and hugely disappointing. The waiter poured the wine holding the bottle at the top of the neck, and managed to spill some on the clean tablecloth. The very long menu turned out to have very few actual choices, the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We didn't know how great our meal was going to be until the entrees arrived. The pupunha carpaccio is a must. Everyone in our party was very satisfied with all the orders of food and drinks made, the menu is very diverse and full of local fruit caipirinhas. One of the few places in Paraty with top shelf liquor. It... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The hotel told us it was the best restaurant in paraty. After 45 minutes we had no food. The service was a catastrophy. Not organised all the tables were complaining. Everything we asked was not done or After 15 minutes. 5 waiters for less than 10 tables I have never seen this in my life. Just TERRIBLE!! We were expecting... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lured by the nice location at the edge of Paraty's centro historico and its harbour, my girlfriend & I decided to have a drink at Refugio. Despite being the only customers in the place, the waiters treated us extremely unfriendly. In addition thereto, they served us a warm coconut and a lukewarm can of coke, and charged us 33 Reais... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My wife and I stopped there for a quick lunch and it turned into a great meal. It's not a cheap place, they charged additionally for the music entertainment... but the quality and the freshness of the food is unbelievable, my best salad ever and amongst the best we places we stayed in Brazil.

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Teaneck, NJ
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33 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

During day trip in Paraty from Azamara cruise this Holiday season, we tried to get into Banana de Terra, whre the menu looked wondefful, the vibe felt great and others we recognized from our cruise said it was sublime...INSTEAD we ended up at Refugio, which had nice live music (with line item on bil to pay for this!!), ver poretty... 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: Brazilian, Mediterranean

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?