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Margarida Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Soups, South American
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Praca do Chafariz, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(024) 3371 2441
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner, starters and service very good. Great wine selection. Unfortunately we ordered paella for main and this was disappointing, the octopus was overlooked and like rubber.

Thank Gary K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great environment and music. The smoked salmon pizza and mushrooms pizza is very delicious. I indicate them to taste. They have a large list of wines, with wines from South Africa, Brazil, Australia, France, Italia, EUA and Portugal. We tasted a wine from Portugal, whose name is Redondo.

Thank Ana G
Sao Paulo, SP
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363 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner on last Saturday at 7:30pm. When I got in the restaurant almost all waiters were watching a soccer game in a big tv screen on the wall. They were sitting on the couch. Professional attitude was bad. Meals are expensive and nothing special. I ate Tonarelli a Calamares. I do not recommend you eat there.

Thank KINO K
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went once for dinner and another time for drinks. Dinner: I had the special fish dish and my friend had the ribs. Appetizer was the mandioca/meat rolls. My dish was a bit lack luster, fish was overdone. My friend had the ribs and they were amazing. I finished his off! The appetizer was also quite delicious. We were travelling with... More 

Thank walkin01
Rio de Janeiro
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to Paraty several times and Margarida is one of my favorite restaurants to go to. A lovely atmosphere, live music, good food and drinks, it's always a great experience to go there. Not cheap, but worth the money spent. Easy to find, right at the entrance of the historic center at the main square of the city.

Thank Tom_SIlva_R
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I had a nice "brunch" at Margarida Café. There're some nice options of "brunch" with coffee, milk, bread and small portions of yogurt, granola, orange juice, cream cheese for around 15 Reais / US$4.00.

Thank gnaisse
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We recently had our wedding in the beautiful gardens at Pousada Enseada do Jatoba near Paraty. Margarida Café, who are located in Paraty handled the catering for our wedding and we can’t say enough about the first class job that they did. The quality of the food was excellent, the presentation was fantastic and all the staff went over and... More 

Thank Clive B
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy and charming place, nice to go in couple or with friends, good music and nice atmosphere! I didn't ask for anything to eat in the day, just to drink! Hope can come back soon

Thank Gabriela M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Super restaurant in Paraty , very good value. Do try the seafood salad, the fried fish bait, the muqueca. Excellent food in nice settings, good service. A must in Paraty

Thank Anthony B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The first ting you notice is the tasteful decoration, rustic yet modern, and than the smell of freshly baked bread takes over. Open from breakfast till late in the evening, this is the plave to go in Paraty's historical center.

Thank Javablue65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca do Chafariz, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Paraty
  • Phone Number: (024) 3371 2441

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