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“Delicious food, pleasant ambience and very good service.”

Restaurante Caminho Do Ouro
Ranked #8 of 1,001 Restaurants in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Historic City Center
Reviewed January 21, 2013

At last a really first class meal in Brazil cooked by a young lady chef with great skill across all the courses. We had read about this restaurant here on Tripadvisor and it was strongly recommended by staff in an adjacent shop selling Brazilian tribal artisanal work. The restaurant looks good with a pleasant eclectic arrangement of tables and differing chairs, each table set with attractively different glasses. The menu is in Portuguese with good clear English translation. And the attentive waiter also spoke sufficient good English to help us.
The chicken and corn soup was substantial and full of flavour. My palm heart salad sauté with pesto was tender and tasty. We both had a favourite of lobster tail served with a side dish of rice creamed as the most delicious risotto and with a sauté of fine mixed small vegetables that was perfectly cooked. I could eat no more though my partner went for the pineapple mille feuille which was crispy and delicious. Chef has a way with dessert. The total for all this, a coffee (also excellent creme espresso), two local beers and a caipirinha was Rs 290.
Throughout we had pleasant attentive helpful service. We loved it all. Best food after nearly three weeks in Brazil.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

After a couple of disappointing and overpriced meals in Paraty it was nice to finally find a restaurant that cared about the food and knew how to prepare it. My wife, sister-in-law and I shared the hearts of palm appetizer that was perfect. I had the crusted fish that was cooked perfectly and they both had the filet mignon with the most wonderful fruit sauce reduction. The only only reason for not giving it and excellent score was the poor quality of the desserts. The air conditioning was a definite plus!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is one of the best places in town if you want to have a fine dining experience. We shared as an appetizer the Risotto with Shrimps and asparagus (divine!). One meal was cod fish with potatoes and truffles (didn't taste too much truffle though...) wrapped in a leave and surrounded by tomato sauce. Very good. The other was Lobster with vegetables, highly recommended! And save some room for desert (coconut tartlet and chocolat tartlet).They have reasonable size portions
The furnitures is a collection of old chairs/tables/cushions and everything fits really well together. Classy.
Service is attentive. English spoken by the main waiter. The others seemed to be trainees but acting professionally. And the meals came quite rapidly. We didn't have to wait long.
Only two negatives:
1) Wine by the glass is almost inexistant. I had a barely decent Chilean Cabernet from a small bottle. I know that wine is expensive in Brazil and not common in restaurants but I has less classy venues offer more options
2) There is no ambiance per say. It's more of a romantic one on one restaurant. When we were there (friday night, arrived around 7:30-8PM) there was only one other couple and the whole restaurant felt really quiet. Don't remember any music or anything. For sure I wouldn't want to come here solo.
Definitely recommend for a special occasion or if you are tired of casual restaurants and want to feel like you're "going out"

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1  Thank spartac
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

You should go to this place if you want a nice dinner with great food and ambiance. If you are in Paraty during summer time note that this is one of very few restaurants in Paraty with air conditioning.

1  Thank PauloDanilovic
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you can go for something a tiny bit more upscale where you don't have to pay for an outrageous amount for a very, very well prepared food in an elegantly decorated air-conditioned restaurant, this is a must! Their dishes can be a bit more expensive than the average but it is all worth it. A perfect meat costs approximately USD 25 for one person. The owner had managed to reach the very right point in the elegance of the place and the kindness and courtesy of the services. Do not miss their desserts - the MASSAPAO is heavenly...

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