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Oficina do Sabor

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Brazilian, Pizza
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Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
+55 81 3429-3331
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 387
    Excellent
  • 202
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Brazil

We couldn't agree more with the great reviews. We were recommended the restaurant by family who also said it was a trip we HAD to make. It was some of the best food we had on our whole trip to Brazil. Would love to go back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
traveling_casarlos
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We couldn't agree more with the great reviews. We were recommended the restaurant by family who also said it was a trip we HAD to make. It was some of the best food we had on our whole trip to Brazil. Would love to go back again.

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Park City, Utah
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170 reviews 170 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The terrace has a panoramic view with the skyline of Recife in the distance. Service is prompt and accomodating. Taking the advice of others, we avoided fruit sauces (although apparantly a speciality) and chose a fish with shrimp sauce. It was capably prepared and flavorful. The shrimp in the sauce were overcooked though. Portions were generous and more than we... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a quality restaurant with good service and free Wi-Fi, but Brazilian national "north-east kitchen" is not for everyone

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had dinner in Oficina do Sabor in our first night in Olinda, in our opinion service was good but the food combinations were wrong, we had prawns and lobster in a pumpkin with passion fruit sauce. Overall we thought the flavour of the fruits over powered to delicate flavour of the lobster and prawns.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Deserves its fame. Very friendly service, interesting twists to Brazilian dishes and plenty of great tasting food. Had the fish in passion fruit sauce, very tasty

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent seafood, we had the shrimp stew served in a whole pumpkin. Amazing! The view of the historic centre was lovely. Great ambience.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The view of the restaurant`s balcony is very beautiful and although the dishes are very big, they were not very special. We had an octopus carpaccio and a green salad. All correct but not wonderful.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You would miss this place walking by if you weren't looking for it, but once inside, you know it's special. We went twice in one week; once for lunch and once for dinner. Loved that many of the dishes were for two people. Of course we tried one of the famous pumpkin dishes; cod in coconut milk. Super delicious! We... More 

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Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The restaurant is located inside a charming old house on a cobblestone street. The dishes are carefully prepared and the drinks are the best option to cool off. You must try the "cajá-manga" caipiroska, a typical northeastern fruit mixed with vodka. I wouldn't recommend a specific dish because all of them are great but definitely would choose a seafood dish.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went there for lunch on a recommendation of our hotel. Place was very busy, the food was excellent. Most dishes are for two people and we had a fish stew with spinach and it was great. Rice on the side(they now how to cook rice in Brazil), put the broth over the rice and you have got yourself one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3429-3331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 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?