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Gruta de Santo Antonio

Rua Silva Jardim, 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030005, Brazil
(21) 2621-5701
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Ranked #1 of 1,091 restaurants in Niteroi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Rio de Janeiro
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It's one of the best restaurants in Niterói. The district around is not the best but it's really worth a visit as you will have Portuguese cuisine as seen only on the best restaurants in Portugal!!! Wine list is great but expensive, so you can have a beer instead!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Best codfish restaurant in Niteroi! the owner is always around and the staff is very friendly! love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great atmosphere, fantastic food, strongly recommended. The only observation is about the location, that's is not in the downtown.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We found this restaurant through trip advisor and so glad we did! The food was delicious, and the service was top notch! The best part of the experience was the dessert, the Portuguese tart was to die for, I'd go back for another one any day.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have been here twice and if there would be a next opportunity I will definitely come back to that place. Good wine and good food. and a good local setting .

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The best cod I've ever eaten in Niterói. When you arrive at the restaurant, the owner of the restaurant, whose name is "Mrs Henriqueta," goes to his desk to welcome. Nice place and great Portuguese wines.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

You probably know a restaurant that started very simple, with an owner cooking, small and in a place that you think, this restaurant can´t be here ! With a so nice culinary that along the times, is reconised for artists and foodies. Gruta Santo Antonio is one of the best Portuguese Restaurants in Brazil. It is located at Niteroi City,... More

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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Goes to Niterói can be a good experience if you choose a Saturday. There is some Oscar Niemeyer modern buildings and some outstanding beaches. The best one is Itacoatiara. Beautiful but needing more infra structure. But never come to this city on Fridays or you will lose your mind on a traffic jam. It can also happen in the summer,... More

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Niteroi, RJ
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The dishes made with cod fish are really great. Dna Henriqueta, the owner, helps you to choose between many delicious options. You fell like being at home with her.

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Niteroi, RJ
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35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

It is not a place all tourists coming to Rio or Niteroi would go as it is not well known to everybody, thus I'm really happy to work close by! If you're looking to such a typical Portuguese Style with a great reception, that's the best place to go nearby.

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