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Dona Zefinha

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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R. Gen. Lima E Silva, 776, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
51-3072-5557
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you wanna feel you are in NE

All that dishes you find in northeast of Brasil, you find here. The enviroment is decorated and the food is tasteful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2012
ViviJeff
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English first
Hertford UK
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Bahian food in Bahian atmosphere. Thats what it is supposed to be but this is tourist version but still fun and not particularly expensive to the European visitor. The food and drinks are different but only ok. The atmoshere especially for a group if buzzing. Well worth a visit but do not expectauthenticity.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My girlfriend and me used to go to Dona Zefinha to eat Acarajés and wanted to introduce this restaurant to a couple. Our friends ordered a lobster, that came cold. I ordered a double expresso and received a common. My girlfriend ordered an acarajé without shrimps and received with it. When we complained about the acarajé, the waiter called another... More 

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Brazil
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121 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

All that dishes you find in northeast of Brasil, you find here. The enviroment is decorated and the food is tasteful.

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AUSTIN
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very nice find! Food wast great but many of the favorites where only served for two, eg moqueca, and I am traveling solo. The is more with food for a group of friends but I enjoyed it too. The bring around small food samplers so you can still try a number of things but prices seem a little high but... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Dona Zefinha specializes in typical Northeastern Brazilian Cuisine, which is very different from local southern Brazilian food, specially from Gaúcho food (that is, food typical from the state of Rio Grande do Sul). Locals that are unfamiliar with northeastern Brazil may feel like tourists themselves when they come to Dona Zefinha: the dishes, ingredients and dish descriptions all have exotic... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Dona Zefinha specializes in northeastern Brazilian cuisine. The menu is extensive and has many tradition dishes from that area. The service was quite good. Many of the dishes are for 2, and we got the Caramão Tropical Refeição: shrimp and rice served in pineapple halves with a rich cream sauce. One pineapple half help the shrimp and the other the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Gen. Lima E Silva, 776, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre
  • Phone Number: 51-3072-5557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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