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Gruta de Santo Antonio

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Rua Silva Jardim, 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030005, Brazil
(21) 2621-5701
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a great codfish

This time I took two colleagues and a guest to try the executive plate "Gomes de Sá". As usual it was delicious and well served, dishes can be shared by two. I'm a usual client, but the two colleagues told me that we can have lunch there every month. Two more fans of the best codfish in Rio de... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
BrunoCecchetti
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Niteroi, RJ
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Niteroi, RJ
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This time I took two colleagues and a guest to try the executive plate "Gomes de Sá". As usual it was delicious and well served, dishes can be shared by two. I'm a usual client, but the two colleagues told me that we can have lunch there every month. Two more fans of the best codfish in Rio de Janeiro.

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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went to this restaurant because of the good reviews I read on TripAdvisor but... sorry to say that it was really bad! Salmon very very salty, tuna too cooked, rice tasty only of garlic (too garlic!). The staff is very careful and the chef was very sorry but... maybe "real Brasilan food" is too much for my stomach!

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RIO DE JANEIRO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The "Gruta de Santo Antônio" is the best restaurant in portuguese food in my city ,Niterói, far from Rio de Janeiro 14kn by thegreat bridge.Its also one of the best in our country....

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Rio de Janeiro
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Silva Jardim, 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030005, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Niteroi
  • Phone Number: (21) 2621-5701

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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