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Oficina do Sabor

Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Seafood
As featured in 3 Days in Olinda and 2 other guides
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Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
+55 81 3429-3331
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

95% of the main dishes are served for two, so I didn't have much choice. I've tried the convert which was made of 8 different dishes, most of them weren't tasty. The view is lovely and the atmosphere is nice, I guess that coming here as a couple or part of a group, you can enjoy more

Thank נאור הררי N
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing this place did wrong was in choosing its name. No office this, but rather a temple to the art of cooking with the fabulous local ingredients and flavours. Justifiably topping the foodie charts of Olinda if you visit just one restaurant in Olinda make it this one. We were four and ordered two dishes for two people:... More 

Thank Hulot101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We visited with a group of 12 in June, and planned to visit Oficina do Sabor before we ever left the U.S.. For such a far away place, it is amazing how many people had told us to be sure and eat there. We had lunch, outside on the covered balcony overlooking a fantastic panorama. The specials are various choices... More 

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rio de janeiro
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

the place has a good view and ambiance and gentle staff. the food was very tasty and well presented, and prices were compatible. for those who want to try contemporary cuisine based on local ingredients and tradition, is a swell option! make sure u got the opening days/hours right, and if it's a busy touristic season, u should get a... More 

Thank thassio
Marseille, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a crab dish as entree (starter), but the crab meat, if any, was spoiled by a rosé tomato sauce which concealed its flavour. It would have been better if one could feel the taste of the crab meat rather than that of a fatty rose sauce. The main dish - a Cabrito or goat - was really good... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Came in to Olinda from Recife after 4 days. What an Oasis this place is. Top. UNESCO site for sure. This restaurant deserves top spot. Packed. Got a table with a view. Excellent service. Super Food. A bit on the higher side, considering its Olinda, but you paying for the details. Fish was excellent. Large portion. But deserve top position.... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in the beautiful Olinda. Seafood was very fresh and brilliantly prepared. A must if you visit Olinda.

Thank Guilherme T
Lake Orion, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

While in Brazil on business my American colleagues took me to Olinda and we stopped here first for lunch. They had been once before so knew of its quality and ambience. I was pleasantly surprised after walking through the small door into the restaurant. Inside it opened into a bar and then onto a covered patio that offered stunning views... More 

Thank Steve K
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

If you are in to good food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere you have to go here. The quality of the food is very good , it is presented well and the quantities are just fine. The staff is quit and focused on delivering service. Unfortunately only 2 tables outside have a full view of Olinda and Recife but... More 

Thank Edwin v
Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Chef Cesar Santos is one of the pioneers of innovation in the Brazilian regional cuisine. His contemporary touch in traditional dishes of the Brazilian Northeast gastronomy, with a new approach to ingredients like seafood, "carne de sol", "queijo coalho"and others made Oficina do Sabor a must go restaurant in the Recife region. Starting with the lovely vintage house with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $56
Brazilian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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

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