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Oficina do Sabor

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Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
+55 81 3429-3331
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 355
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
    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
Great meal and view rolled into one!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Margaret C
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Encinitas,
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When foodies who are experts in Brazilian cuisine recommend dining at a flavor workshop it is time for amateurs like ourselves to pay attention. This restaurant, Oficina do Sabor, was located in the nearby Recife suburb called Olinda and was easily reached by cab. Our main entree was a delicious baked pumpkin/squash filled with lightly seasoned shrimp and lobster in... More 

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new hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were there on a holiday and the restaurant was very busy, but we were seated fairly quickly. The menu is almost all seafood dishes, and about half of the seafood dishes were some form of shrimp. The menu lists many "especialidades", each of which was cooked in a jerimum, which they translate as "pumpkin", although it's more like an... More 

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Olinda, PE
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is, for sure, one of the best restaurants in Olinda. The price is not the most expensive in town (a dish for two will cost around U$45 - U$50), but the food is awsome!!! They use fresh and typical ingredients, giving an unique flavor! Pumpkin and shrimp are present in a lot of dishes and they really match!! The... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great food and very unique. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food also. The location is great, but if you want the patio and view, make a reservation. The house specialty is a baked pumpkin/acorn squash that is stuffed with many varieties of things. We had one stuffed with lobster, shrimp in a passion fruit cream sauce... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I really recommend visiting for a nice late lunch or early dinner which great views of Recife from your table. It can be quite a romantic night! With good beers on the menu and a great flavourful choice of food! The stuffed pumpkins are delicious! Service is friendly fast and proper! Well done Oficina Do Sabor! Well recommend!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have not dined in every Restaurant in Olinda but this one is certainly First Class. Five of us shared two seafood Meals for two which was more than ample. The quality of food and service were exempelary. All in all an excellent venue with far reaching views.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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123 reviews 123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place came highly recommended by some local expats. And it was excellent! We had two versions of their signature dishes which are cooked in hollowed pumpkins. Delicious! Also the view to Recife in the night is fabulous. Try to get a seat on the balcony from which to enjoy the view.

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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 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?