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Dona Zefinha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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Rua General Lima E Silva 776, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90050-100, Brazil
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
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Porto Alegre, RS
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The dishes are perhaps a bit expensive considering the average price at Porto Alegre. However the food is very good (and you can be sure that you will have enough!), and the music and decoration are charming. Let's also notice that even though people don't really speak English they try to which I found so cute (considering I understand portuguese,... More 

Thank sophie612016
Porto Alegre, RS
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

As we stepped inside the place, the door man handed me an orders card. My girlfriend asked about hers and the guy said "not needed, you can use the same". That's for start. We took a little long to get service, not because it was busy, but because they were busy talking to each other (loudly). When we ordered appetizers... More 

Thank Rodolfo R
Hertford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Bahian food in Bahian atmosphere. Thats what it is supposed to be but this is tourist version but still fun and not particularly expensive to the European visitor. The food and drinks are different but only ok. The atmoshere especially for a group if buzzing. Well worth a visit but do not expectauthenticity.

Thank Facchino46
Porto Alegre, RS
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

My girlfriend and me used to go to Dona Zefinha to eat Acarajés and wanted to introduce this restaurant to a couple. Our friends ordered a lobster, that came cold. I ordered a double expresso and received a common. My girlfriend ordered an acarajé without shrimps and received with it. When we complained about the acarajé, the waiter called another... More 

3 Thank gabsfe
Porto Alegre, RS
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157 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

All that dishes you find in northeast of Brasil, you find here. The enviroment is decorated and the food is tasteful.

Thank Viviane_Muller
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Very nice find! Food wast great but many of the favorites where only served for two, eg moqueca, and I am traveling solo. The is more with food for a group of friends but I enjoyed it too. The bring around small food samplers so you can still try a number of things but prices seem a little high but... More 

Thank AuxTx
Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Dona Zefinha specializes in typical Northeastern Brazilian Cuisine, which is very different from local southern Brazilian food, specially from Gaúcho food (that is, food typical from the state of Rio Grande do Sul). Locals that are unfamiliar with northeastern Brazil may feel like tourists themselves when they come to Dona Zefinha: the dishes, ingredients and dish descriptions all have exotic... More 

Thank plasticmadness
Porto Alegre, RS
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Dona Zefinha specializes in northeastern Brazilian cuisine. The menu is extensive and has many tradition dishes from that area. The service was quite good. Many of the dishes are for 2, and we got the Caramão Tropical Refeição: shrimp and rice served in pineapple halves with a rich cream sauce. One pineapple half help the shrimp and the other the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua General Lima E Silva 776, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90050-100, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre
  • Phone Number: 51-3072-5557

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