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Dona Ondina

Historic City Center
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua do Comercio, 32 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I wish I could give this pretty restaurant higher marks. Our server was so helpful, the location of the table was perfect, the view so lovely, but the food was not at all up to the caliber of the rest. The portions were so immense that literally 3 people could have split each and every one. And, although well-presented, were... More 

Thank Vieuxcarre
County Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Good restaurant if you are looking for seafood! The food was tasty, fresh and enough quantity for 2 people. The location is also excellent close to the river and well-decorated. The staff was helpful and kind.

Thank Ana P
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We went to Dona Ondina on our last night of holiday and had a very enjoyable meal. The food consists pretty standard Brazilian classics - mostly huge portions to be shared by two (or even three?) people. The food was not especially cheap for the type of meal, but good solid stuff, and the service was good and the location... More 

Thank Rosiethebear
Ashford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We loved the look of this restaurant and initial impressions were good. A charming man who spoke English, a lovely helpful waiter but the primary responsibility of a restaurant is to serve good food and this did not. Octopus was chewy, squid was ok, crab starter only average. Food was luke warm, beans to accompany rice came late, sauté potatoes... More 

Thank HVD_12
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I absolutely loved the fish we ordered! It was grilled, covered in with brazil nuts and topped with capers. It had such amazing flavor. Loved it!!! We also got shrimp in a catupiry sauce on top of mashed potatoes. The shrimp were quite large, but it was just way too much catupiry cheese for me. If you like it, then... More 

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Aachen, Germany
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215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very nice place directly located at the "river-side" to the sea. Perfect place. Nice view. Service very helpful for finding brasilian Food. Top-place

Thank albertpeters2016
Sao Paulo, SP
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I had some local friends telling me how wonderful this place was. So much so that my expectations were kind of high. If you chance to get a table in the varanda, you'll have a lovely view, overlooking the river. Otherwise, the indoors part of the restaurant is pretty plain. The staff was friendly and service was ok. Food was... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Normal food. Nothing special. We had a typical fish dish that was ok. The place has a nice view of the river and the service is good. Just a little disappointed by the taste of the food.

Thank JPMG81
Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place was actually recommended by our hotel so we didn't think twice and walked right in. Big mistake ... a bit more search would have led us to anywhere but here .... they only mostly had dishes for two so if you are with someone you have the pain of finding something you both want. Having found something we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Went with some friends and were able to get a table unlike anywhere else in Paraty on Easter Friday night, which should have told us something. The food was moderate, wine was poor, but service was terrible; staff just did not know what they were doing. This was despite the owner being there, but obviously he did not care even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Comercio, 32 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty>  > Historic City Center
  • Neighborhood: Historic City Center
  • Phone Number: (24)3371-1584

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