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Dona Zefinha

R. Gen. Lima E Silva, 776, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Ranked #206 of 4,627 restaurants in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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English first
Hertford UK
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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