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Gruta de Santo Antonio

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Mediterranean, Portuguese
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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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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
disappointing

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
EPV69
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Milan, Italy
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?