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Papa Fina


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

The food was good and was worth the price. I went twice and I was not disappointed. You may see a line-up when you get there. Don't worry though the staff works fast and efficiently. They will place you in no time. You may decide...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank wanderlust_gigi
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is what might be called a "cafeteria" in the US. You choose your food from a counter full of salads and hot dishes and then your plate is weighed and the cost is proportional to the total weight of the food you chose. The...More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Self-service restaurant with a great variety of food and good quality. Good service, friendly people, good location and walking distance to the beach and shops of Ipanema. I highly recommend it!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Cristina G
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We found this restaurant as we were walking from the Lagoa in Ipanema. It's a pay by weight buffet restaurant. First, it was clean and the staff friendly. There was a nice variety to appeal to our different tastes. The food tasted fresh and was...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank bronxsweeps
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Love his place for lunch, away from tourist traps and used manly by locals, it's by kilo and always fresh food with lots of chioce. Get a table outside and watch Rio pass by

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank richmou
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We were relaxing by the lake and got talking to one of the locals. It was my last day in Rio and I wanted to leave with some authentic Brazilian cuisine. The kind man recommended this place. It's essentially a buffet style place where what...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed December 4, 2015

We very much enjoyed this buffet. Filling at a quite reasonable price. Very good fish. Nice fruits and vegetables. Healthy fare. Open, on the sidewalk so nice breezes

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank dick w
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

A bit pricy for food by pound, but it's good, tasty, home made food. Well located at the heart of trendy Ipanema, with a patio for those who like to watch life go by.

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank Miguel G
Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I would eat here every day for lunch if I could. The food is fresh, the ambience is appropriate (a bit noisy) and the price is great! I ate a little of everything and paid about $13 U.S including the drink. Come early for lunch...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Skiveez
Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a small place where you can find the best home made food, self-serice buffet and pay according to the weight of what you are going to eat. This is called "restaurante a quilo".

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank K6428TPannam
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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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