Restaurants in Paraty: 13 amazing recommendations for you!
Did you know that Paraty won an important award by UNESCO about Gastronomy in 2017? This not just recognize but also incentive and promote the gastronomic tourism. So that’s why in this post we brought the best restaurants in Paraty!
Restaurants for a typical food
Arpoador: There are places that win our hearts at the first bite! This place for me is the Arpoador Restaurant. Located at the historical center, close to the Main Square, the specialty is Moqueca.
Moqueca is a typical dish made in the states of Bahia and Espírito Santo. But in this restaurant, they make like “Bahia-way” with fish, vegetables, dendê oil cooked in a clay pot. You have to try this one! It’s my favorite Moqueca in Paraty.
On their menu, we have vegan options too. Besides the good food, the restaurant is really nice and well decorated.
Rua da Matriz, 12 – Historical Center
Open from 12pm to 11pm
Vinícius: Close to the Main Square, Vinícius Restaurant is one of the best options to taste typical dishes of Paraty. The menu has seafood options inspired by caiçara cuisine. They open for lunch and dinner on weekends.
Rua da Matriz, 8
Open Tuesday to Thursdays 5pm às 11pm – Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm.
+ 55 (24) 99932-1955
Banana da Terra: Voted by many one of the best restaurant at the historical center. The Banana da Terra Restaurant has an excellent and designed menu and they always harmonize all the ingredients perfectly! This is a great tip for dinner, but during high season or festival weekends you may need to book a table.
Besides that, Banana da Terra has its own greengrocer where it sells the products that are used to make the dishes! To know more about reservations, visit their site!
Rua Dr. Samuel da Costa, 168
Open: Check on the website
+55 (24) 3371-1725
Van Gogh: This tip is for those who like quality handmade hamburger! Van Gogh was one of the coolest places I went. In addition to the food being wonderful, the place is super colorful with some famous paintings of the Dutch artist on the wall.
For me, the best one is the La Santa hamburger with blue cheese and caramelized onion in Gabriela, typical chaça of Paraty. The hamburgers come with rustic potatoes.
Rua Dr Samuel da Costa, 22
Open everyday 6pm to 12am
+55 (24) 99848-2098
Prosa: Right next to Main Square and one of the busiest spots in the historical center, Prosa Restaurant has a great food options and an excellent drink menu! Try the drink called Prosa, a delight!
Open everyday 12pm to 12am
+55 (24) 3371-2695
Restaurant to enjoy good music!
This list is for you who like to have dinner enjoying some live music!
Sarau: One of the best options that combines live music and good food. Sarau is located at the Main Square and it’s always very lively! I recommend the classic bar snacks, hamburgers and the drinks!
In Sarau, I’ve tried one of the best Jorge Amado of my life. This drink that became the typical drink of the city is made with cachaça Gabriela, with clove and cinnamon, plus passion fruit and lemon! It’s impossible to leave Paraty without having tasted this drink. Some locals say that if you didn’t taste Jorge Amado during you stay, you were never really visit Paraty!
In this restaurant, they play brazilian music, samba and rock.
Open everyday 12pm to 12am
+55 (24) 3371-2924
Casa Coupe: Very close to Sarau, we have Casa Coupe, one of the most traditional restaurants in Paraty. At night, it has live music but this place also has great coffee and ice cream!
Open everyday 12pm to 12am
+55 (24) 3371-6008
Camoka Bar: This is one of my favorites! Camoka Botequim has a great atmosphere and it plays various styles of music and it has excellent musicians. On Thursdays, the band plays jazz and it’s one of the must-see shows in the city. The bar is located at the Praça da Bandeira with wonderful view of Paraty bay.
Praça da Bandeira
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm to 1am
+55 (24) 3371-1063
Restaurants that deserve your attention!
Thai: This Thai food restaurant has won several awards and it has a very authentic menu. The entranche is a little door on Rua do Comercio, witch often goes unnoticed but once you enter you fall in love!
The menu is divide between starter, main dishes and desserts. I tasted Green salad with shrimp and Mango dessert Rice, a wonderful sweet rice with mango and coconut slices.
Be sure to put this one in your list!
Rua do Comércio, 308A
Open from Mondays to Saturdays, 6pm to 12am
+55 (24) 3371-2760
Esfirraria Emirados: After a Thai tip, the restaurant is Arab! The Emirados restaurant is one of the best know in the city. It’s 5 minutes from the historical center and it’s very worthwhile. In addition to arabic cuisine, the restaurant has several beer labels.
For groups over 10 people, the restaurant requests a reservation that can be made over the phone.
Rua João Luis do Rosário, 296
Open every day, 6pm to 12am.
+55 (24) 3371-9449
Montañita Café Especiais: This tip is for those who like a coffee after lunch and a place to relax and talk. Montañita is located on a typical colonial house, very close to the Santa Rita’s church. The pace serves freshly roasted handcrafted coffees.
Besides all that, you can buy several products they sell in the shop and continue to have this wonderful coffee at home! If you visit Paraty during the summer, the best choice is the cappuccino “sacolé”, it’s like a Popsicle.
Check their Instagram!
Rua da Matriz
Open everyday, 11am to 20pm
+55 (24) 99302-6723
Livraria das Marés: Following the tips “where to find a good coffee”, we have the Marés bookstore. In addition to being and impeccable bookstore, the place has a coffee shop in the back and a green area. It’s a good place to chill!
Rua do Comércio
Open everyday, 10am to 10pm
+55 (24) 3371-2296
Quilombo do Campinho da Independência: This recommendation is precious! We already talked about this place in our post about Paraty Tours. The restaurant is located in Quilombo do Campinho, a quilombola community that it’s a cultural reference.
I met the Restaurant on Black Consciousness holiday on November when the place was in full celebration. However, the restaurant opens on normal days bringing typical dishes of caiçara cuisine. I always indicate the feijoada and quilombola-style fish, my favorite!
The Quilombo offers also a tour on the property to explain about the work and their history.It’s a must-see!
Rodovia Rio-Santos km588
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm às 5pm
There are several options to enjoy the best of Paraty! To learn more tips and curiosities about the city, be sure to do our Paraty Free Walking Tour. We are waiting for you!