Fodor's Expert Review Banana da Terra
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.
Rua Doutor Samuel Costa 198
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro 23970–000, Brazil
- Grilled fish with plantains
- Giant shrimp
- Lovely atmosphere