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R. Manoel Torres, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Brazil, 23970-000

Serves meat, vegan options available. Turkish cuisine restaurant by the terminal of Paraty. The owner, who speaks English, creates a main dish of the day that is often vegan suitable. Other veg items include the usual such as falafel, baba ganoush, salads. Has brown rice. Go around noon when the food is freshly made in front of you. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Western, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by KenThomas

Delish - Edit

Amazing food and ambience. Have had turkish food in Turkey and "Istambul" was as good as the one I had there, also the decor reminded me so much of Turkey.
We had "Tapete voador" and a Falafel wrap and it was delish, food is well seasoned but not too salty. One of best hummus and babaganoush I had in a long time, I just wish they had give me more of them lol.
Staff is very friendly and willing to help. Only down fall is that the payment is cash only. Will be back!

Pros: Amazing food, Good ambience, Friendly staff

Cons: Menu only on the wall, Cash only

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Pretty good falafel - Edit

Food is good and the place is really cute and authentic Turkish style.

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Great vegan options - Edit

It's nice to find a regular restaurant offering vegan options in Paraty, a city that's not so vegan-friendly. I've tried the Turkish falafel and two vegetarian dishes of the day (ask them to take out non-vegan items in there) and liked the food a lot. The Turkish tea with ginger was also nice.

They understand what vegan food means so there shouldn't be any issues regarding communication.

Pros: great food

Cons: small space, very fumy inside

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Delicious Turkish meals - Edit

Easy to find, owners were helpful and spoke good English which was useful for us as our Portuguese is very limited. A few different options for vegans and even more for vegetarians! Great price point!

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Great place to eat - Edit

The place is right in front of the bus station (the second street on the left when you face it). The staff is very friendly and helpful. Simply mention you are vegan and they will guide you trough the options. If you are vegan, make sure to tell them not to add the yogurt sauce on top of the falafels.
Prices reasonable.

Pros: Tasty, Close to the bus station

Cons: None

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Fancy some exotic food in Paraty? - Edit

If the answer is yes, then you should definitely check out this cosy little joint. It´s right by the bus terminal & I have to disagree with other reviewers pointing out it was hard to find - it´s not. The owner is from Istanbul & speaks English (as the rest of the staff does). He´s friendly & helpful. First time I visited I had a plate with Middle Eastern usual suspects falafel, hummus, baba ganoosh, salad, pita bread. I myself was running an Oriental restaurant last year & I could tell that they had to assimilate with which comestibles / utensils are locally available. Tasted yummy nevertheless! Serving was a tad bit too big. The mango juice I had could do with more fruit & less ice. Second time I had a shitake wrap with perfect seasoning. I had to order one more! Istanbul is perfect if you arrived in Paraty after a long bus trip, starving. Or the other way around: if you want to take out some wrap for your bus ride ahead of you.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-04

Pros: Atmosphere, centrally located, very close to bus terminal, English spoken

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Friendly place with Vegan Options - Edit

Easy to identify vegan options with owners help - nice to have a choice of really tasty food. I will/would definitely go again. Friendly and cosy place too, I was eating alone and made to feel very welcome.

Pros: Vegan choices, Tasty food, Reasonably priced

Cons: Could be difficult to find

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helpful and close to bus station - Edit

flying visit as rushing for the bus but the owner was helpful and made a great veggie wrap to go.

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great food great service - Edit

So happy to find this place !! I had a falafel Kebab from Istanbul. They could speak English and helped me with vegan options. Delicious food and great atmosphere

Pros: veg options , English speaking

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AMAZING and KNOWLEDGABLE - Edit

Amazing vegan food found this in town! The main chef and owner spoke very good english and he knew what vegan was. Great food cooked right in front of you. Even the bread!!! Brown rice and lots of other goodies available. We even took food to go to take as we left this cute little town. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and above all else, DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD!!! The owner even spoke to us as we bumped into each other in the supermarket! Go Here!!!!!

Pros: Vegan Food, Knowledge of Vegan food, Great Staff

Cons: Randomly Found, Needs more promotion

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