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Galeria Do Engenho

Rua Da Lapa 18 | Centro Historico De Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
24 3371-2335
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Ranked #31 of 832 Restaurants in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Tried this with a friend who claimed to be hungry and wanted to order more than just a dish. Well, we weren't disappointed, we had a overload of food. The fish was delicious and the fisherman salad had every type of seafood you could possibly wish for. Needless to say we didn't even get close to finishing our portions. Service... More

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Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

While you are in Paraty you should try this restaurant. The service is amazing some waiters speaks a good English and Sereno speaks italian as well. They were able to indicate us the best choice of fresh fish daily and what we would have appreciated more as turist. We tried it under Christmas time and were sad they were closed... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant with high expectations having read previous reviews. We were not disappointed, it was so good it was the only restaurant we visited more than once during our two week stay in Brazil. The maitre D'hotel was very cheerful, honest and welcoming. It does get busy but the quality and value means it is worth waiting... More

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Very good food that was recommended by a taxi driver. Large portions. Very crowded. I worried because lots of people didn't have their food on their tables when we arrived. It didn't take too long. We had chicken and beef. And we were on probably our fifth day of rice and fries. Wait was long for everything but not horrible.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

In the historic area, so in a great location but you could easily pass it by as other places stand out more. But do try it out. The food is fabulous, especially the local fish (I had Caval which is sort of like Mackerel) it is served with traditional rice, beans and flour. Portions quoted at the price for 2... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went here for dinner 1 evening. It is a restaurant where you order 1 dish for 2 people or for 1 person and pay 60% of the price. We have very different tastes so went for 2 separate meals. The food was OK, we had better meals in Paraty but this was by no means bad. The portions were... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I found the food excellent, as most other reviewers rated. But you should note in the menu that the dishes listed are intended for two. Half portions to serve one are priced at 60%, I believe. That makes the prices extremely attractive. I think maybe some other reviewers failed to notice that, hence rating the portions "enormous". True enough, I... More

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Cairns, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

After eating so much bad overpriced food throughout South America this was a pleasant change. The staff were friendly although not attentive which we have found with most restaurants over here. Make sure you go hungry cause the meals are gigantic!!! Everything is served with rice whether you like it or not!!! We ate here 2 nights, the first night... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had dinner at Galeria do Engenho last january 2013 wih my family. At first looked not organized at all and we had to wait standing near by other costumers tables, what particularly I hate! I feel like embarrassing others while having their meal. But when we had our table everything changed! the portions are gorgeous, like one serve three!... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It is a local restaurant, not so fancy, but with great food, large portions and reasonable prices. We enjoyed the chef's fish robalo, with shrimps, squids, potatoes, rice and palm tree hearts. The service was nice and fast.

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