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Restaurante Refugio

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Historic City Center
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Rua C 4 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
55 24 33712447
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Campinas, SP
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the service always first class. Do not expect an extremely smily service but you will sure get a very efficient one. The price is high but the servings are usually large and good for three if you order and two people serving. The menu is a real tour to the vast Brazilian culinary... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Good is food but too pricey! Short list of wines and also to much expensive for the quality. Comfortable outside, hot inside. Need to improve or reduce prices.

Thank afmart
London, United Kingdom
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643 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Restaurante Refugio is located close to the boat harbour, so it fitted in well with our schedule returning to the cruise ship. There is seating inside, but it made the best sense to sit outside on a sunny day with comfortable cushioned seating. A great venue. We chose casquinha de siri (gratinated crab) and bolinhos de bacalhau. All washed down... More 

Thank mw741002
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

hello people first thing first the restaurant is nice well thanks to the settings really and probably someone there got good taste but thats probably it the service was really bad the food was decent and OMG the dj was horrible french arrogant drunk and a perv i hope that he was just for new year because he made my... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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153 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Really good food here and a great variety. Didn't strike any bad dishes and obviously due to location, seafood is high on the order. Fresh, tasteful and plentiful. The decor is busy on the inside of the restaurant, the outside, more casual but comfortable. Located in the busy part of the boat harbour near the fish market, the location isn't... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016

After stunning two weeks I wasn't sure about action that day. Around noon I was strolling through the Centro Histórico and found me a place for writing some postcards outside the REFÚGIO. David (now I know the owner) helped me with a double coffee and I started asking about boat trips. To make it short: I changed my mind, trusted... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had the cod fish, which was delicious. However due to the pricing I expected it to be fantastic. The restaurant is located at the end of the Historic Center right by the water. Very pleasant. There is a restaurant/bar right beside it that had a lot of people talking loudly and a band playing, which kinda of changed the... More 

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Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great location, good food. Special attention caipirinha de carambola and dish Casadinho two shrimp VG stuffed . A portion of always for two people because they are generous

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Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Loved the setting of outdoor terrace for dinner, zebra patterned cushions, back curtains and gorgeous, white, heavy wooden chairs. One of us had steak in wine sauce, the other had seafood risotto, both of which were very good. Caiprinihas 2 for 1 at happy hour were good too! Ambience relaxed and friendly.

Thank denchris2
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Went here around 1pm for drinks. We weren't sure whether we would have lunch of not and the prices (200-300 $R per person for the main dish) convinced us not to. Otherwise nice place for drinks as the view is quite nice!!

Thank Leila M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 46
Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua C 4 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty>  > Historic City Center
  • Neighbourhood: Historic City Center
  • Phone Number: 55 24 33712447
The Refuge Restaurant, is one of the most traditional of Paraty, the style begins in the preparation of dishes, always prepared with the best seafood in the region, we suggest the crab stew, sea bass or shrimp, the shrimp married, the shrimp Spanish octopus Provencal's fool shrimp, crab paella the cone and other pratos.alem of wonderful food, the cozy decor, with indoor and outdoor, with a beautiful sea and mountain, and the historic city , the tour boats in the region, and the night by candlelight, you can enjoy a good wine from our menu or the best caipirinhas produced by our bartender all often present at moonrise over the sea

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?