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“Buffet by the Kilo”
Review of Bananaland

Bananaland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We traditionally eat at Bananaland each time we visit Buzios. Restaurant is clean and modern. Prices are a bit high for what you get. There are other buffets nearby that are just as good if not better and charge less (see my next review).

Buffet includes cold veggie/fruit salads and hot options such as chicken, beef, fish, veggie dishes, lasagna, beans and rice. It would be nice if they had some desserts available to pick up but it seems they just come to your table when you are done eating and ask if you'd like a dessert. Unless you are wanting something special, I would opt for a $1 US cone at the nearby McDonalds or stop at a Kibon box!

Most dishes probably appeal more to an adult pallet, so if you are dining with children (especially American children) you might want to walk around the buffet first and check it out - or check out the menu.

Bathrooms are clean.

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Thank EPMom4
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We sat in the front and drank some wine on two afternoons. Second time, we were a bit hungry, so picked up a plate and had two small fruit crepes and about 8 gnocchi-like dumplings in a sauce.Total charge was R$15.50! This just couldn't be true, so were inquired of staff, and suddenly, no one spoke English any more! Even the manager waved us off.We will never gp here again!. Staff was pleasant until we were unhappy about being charged so much for so little.

3  Thank bobblevins
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

it is very common to find restaurants that sella food by kilo, but this one is exceptional.
Dishes are prepared for gourmets, service excellent.
Add a wonderful combination of different beers and enjoy your meal (lunch or dinner)

Thank Live Spanish
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Buzios is expensive; especially the restaurants and some places have really awful food, but this place is 'por kilo' but great value, lots of salads, fresh etc. Went there twice while we were in Buzios! Great for a quick dinner inbetween drinks!

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

It's a good restaurant for those with kids, because it's a self-service. However, the taste and variety did not keek up with my expectations. This is a kind of restaurant where the food isn't that good and it's overpriced. They have a beer menu (what is very rare around here), but the bulk of the items are out of stock. I was there twice only to feed my kid (2 yrs old), because he really likes rice and beans, but my husband and I would go to a better place (when possible, around Orla Bardot).

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Thank Janayna L
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