Fodor's Expert Review Banana da Terra

$$$$ Paraty Brazilian

Seafood is always excellent at this long-standing favorite on Paraty's dining scene, and it's a great place to try giant shrimp when they are in season. The bustling restaurant—usually packed with tourists—is in an elegant colonial house decorated with cachaça labels (the caipirinhas here are another strong suit) and 19th-century pictures of the city. The name of the place comes from another of its specialties: banana da terra (plantain), which is incorporated into many dishes, among them grilled fish with garlic butter, herbs, plantains, and rice.

Brazilian Romantic Casual Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Rua Doutor Samuel Costa 198
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro  23970–000, Brazil


Known For:
  • Grilled fish with plantains
  • Giant shrimp
  • Lovely atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Wed. and Thurs. Closed Tues., Credit cards accepted

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