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Oficina do Sabor

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Brazilian, Seafood
As featured in 3 Days in Olinda and 2 other guides
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Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
+55 81 3429-3331
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11:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lobster in coconut pumpkin was phenomenal. The best food we have had in olinda plus the view and atmospheric setting. We sat in their garden which had lots of flies (they fell into our drinks a few times) which they replaced without a hassle. I also recommend the capi fruit drink, like a caipirinha but with lots of fruit.... More 

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Thank simonavicii
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a recommendation from the pousada. Very good meal and good service. Nice atmosphere and setting.

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Thank BeancounterWB
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely view of the city from a very nice patio. The staff did not speak English, but the menu was in both Portuguese and English and we got by very easily with limited Portuguese and pointing. The baked squash-like vegetable (they call it pumpkin, but it's not quite a pumpkin the way we think of one... More 

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Thank Leah M
Los Angeles, CA
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454 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The outdoor seating area was comfortable- the fans helped! Nice view. Delicious pumpkin filled with shrimp and sauces of choice (e.g., passion fruit or coconut)- served with rice- the pumpkin is yummy. Good fruit drinks!

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Thank DeborahandAndy
State of Sao Paulo
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

From the doorman till the waiters, passing thru Cesar dos Santos and Vera the experience was remarkable. Values each buck.

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Thank Yon S
La Paz, Bolivia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Excellent restaurant in a beautiful setting with a nice view. Most plates are for two persons but there are also a few dishes for one. Enjoyed the fresh oysters and one of these typical shrimp stews. Waiters very helpful.

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Thank paulstach
Edinburgh
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is an elegant venue compared to other parts of Olinda. I found the food to be tasty but not, in my view, fine dining which I believe the restaurant would wish you to believe. The restaurant has won a lot of awards I personally can't see why, it is nothing special.

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Thank AlanBrasil
Lorton, Virginia
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

As noted by others, most dishes are for two people. The shrimp served in small pumpkins is beautiful! I also shared the seafood stew. On a second trip, by myself, I devoured the Portuguese potato soup. This had little bits of bacon in it and was so good that I devoured a portion normally meant for two. The caprinihas (sp),... More 

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Thank throckmortonSanaa
Naples, Italy
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The restaurant offers a long list of typical dishes , but the best choices are among the seafood dishes. My favourite is the camarão tamarineira, shrimp cooked in tamarind sauce and served with coconut rice and a kind of mashed banana with coconut. Observe that most dishes are for 2 people. The drinks, with local fruits, are very tasty and... More 

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Thank Carmem F
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Many a happy night was spent here, devouring all the delicious dishes, cleverly served in pumpkins. The tranquil view over Olinda itself is just the cherry on the cake. I will be bringing my family soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$57
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Amparo, 335 | Olinda, Olinda, State of Pernambuco PE, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3429-3331

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