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Cafe Paulista

Coffee Shop, International
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Praca Rui Barbosa, 8, Santos, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Description: Excellent restaurant in downtown Santos, very typical.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

An over 90-year old institution in Santos which retains the old world fresco-style tiles, the cafe disappointed us with its Garoupa a Guanabara (grilled grouper on a stick) accompanied by a tomato and palm tree risotto. The risotto was good but the fish wasn't too fresh. We also should have turned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

An over 90-year old institution in Santos which retains the old world fresco-style tiles, the cafe disappointed us with its Garoupa a Guanabara (grilled grouper on a stick) accompanied by a tomato and palm tree risotto. The risotto was good but the fish wasn't too fresh. We also should have turned down the R$6 each cover which consisted of olives,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Almost 100 years old, this traditional restaurant is a trip to the atmosphere of the old and rich Santos of the past. The food is excellent. Don´t miss the Garoupa a Guanabara (grilled grouper on a stick), accompanied by a tomato and palm tree risotto. Service is also very good. This place must be visited for a lunch between Monday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Rui Barbosa, 8, Santos, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Santos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International

Description

Excellent restaurant in downtown Santos, very typical.

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