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Xavier's Bistro

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Praca Santos Dumont 300, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
+55 22 2623-6404
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
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Worth the money, the meat was good. Nice atmosphere, calm and more quiet compared to the busiest streets. A bit slow service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We looked forward to eat at one of the most recommended restaurants in Buzios, Xavier's Bistro. The six of us all have a passion for french bistro-cuisine, therefore our expectations where quite high. Unfortunately Xavier's did not deliver this night. When we arrived there was only six other guests in the dining area, and they ordered just before us. It... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Worth the money, the meat was good. Nice atmosphere, calm and more quiet compared to the busiest streets. A bit slow service.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were back to Búzios and back to Xavier's Bistro. So good to see the French Chef Xavier at the Bistro coming to talk to us on the table and giving suggestions in what to eat! It feels so personal ! It's a small and cozy bistro and the food is excellent! We had the best filet!

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Granada, Spain
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166 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Having read the excellent reviews on this restaurants I was keen to try the food here and was disappointed. We shared a Singapore Prawn starter, which was nothing special. We both ordered steaks for our main course and mine came still wrapped in string! There were only a few tables taken whilst we were there and the service was slow.

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London
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27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stylish little restaurant set on the corner of the Square. Food was excellently cooked and well presented. We had a delicious seafood risotto washed down with an excellent bottle of wine. The prices were reasonable. We really enjoyed our visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Limited choice of like 12 dishes, but all of them sound good. Dishes to share for 2 for 60 reals, which is good (don't forget the mandatory 10% tip). Had pasta with seafood, and pasta with mushrooms, both very good. Just not the best rating as it took about 25 min for the food to come. It seemd normal for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I went here for the first time in November 2012, and have gone back every time I've been in Búzios since then (a total of four times). The food is outstanding (especially the specialties) and is prepared and served with care. Pricing is fair and absolutely worth every centavo. We used to eat mediocre meals at the tourist traps in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Don't let the empty tables fool you. You're about to have one of the greatest culinary experiences in Buzios with amazing service and very reasonable prices. It is just a matter of time until more people discover the Xavier's. My favorite restaurant in Buzios so far.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I'm a foodie and very picky. I look for the places that have great ratings and although some people have said this place is no good, it's incredible!! The filet is amazing. The sea bass is a huge portion there were 5 adults and two children in our party and the bill was only RSI$303 which included drinks for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We came here last year and we are back again. The food is still delish, great service and we love to have the chef coming to the table and recommending what to eat. I had the sea bass with brown rice and spinach, my hubby had the filet mignon. Just perfect! we order almost all of the tartinis for appettizer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Santos Dumont 300, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-6404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30

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