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Baka Foto - CLOSED

Fort Zeelandia | Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 856-3682
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“fort zeelandia” (14 reviews)
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French, American, Mediterranean, International, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Fort Zeelandia | Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Historic location inside Fort Zeelandia, beside the river. Service is very friendly. The food is excellent, the prices (in the evening) are on the high side but the meals are worth it.

Thank Karin N
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Entry is through the central courtyard of the Fort Zeelandia, one of the most important historic sites of Surinam, and you pass through to a terrace overlooking the river, complete with 18th century cannons ( fortunately, no need to use them!). Service was delightful, although...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great restaurant, beautiful location, all with excellent food. great service. If you go to Paramaribo, this restaurant is absolutely tested

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Baka Foto, which is the Surinamese name for an area which means Behind the City. The fortress is now a museum surrounded by old houses, where the Officers of the army once lived

Thank rudygdl
Reviewed 13 September 2016

been there and did the 5 course meal for a price that had been set. I must say it was exquisite. Lovely to be there it felt great. and after so many courses I almost couldn't get in my dessert. My steak was just as...More

1  Thank daniepookie
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friendly staff. Good music, good furniture. Nice ambiance. a bit pricey. The food is not "wow" it is just okay. No"must visit".

Thank Jayantie R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food, the service, the ambiance....all were wonderful. Reasonably priced, and an opportunity to sample traditional cuisine. The view of the river can't be beat!

Thank Nattitude
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you want to spend a lovely moment eating excellent food which looks like occidental one, this is the place to be. It's peaceful and beautiful, the sight is over the river. Food is subtile and good but unless you're not really hungry, you'll be...More

Thank Flora N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Arguably the best restaurant in Paramaribo and you cannot beat the location in the Fort right at the river. The service was very professional. Overall, the food was very good, however not overly innovative. Wines are reasonably priced. A very pleasant experience well worth the...More

Thank pfjust
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Very good Cook, the place is beautiful and the waiters are very kind people. We enjoy ourselves! Thank you Anita 😉

Thank Sebastien L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Zeelandia | Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Location: South America  >  Suriname  >  Paramaribo District  >  Paramaribo
  • Phone Number: +597 856-3682
  • E-mail
Baka Foto is closed 31st September 2016.
They are now in Bodega & Grill de Waag and PUUR.
A new fine dining restaurant is opening in Commewijne in the middle of 2017.
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