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Gruta de Santo Antonio

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Mediterranean, European, 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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 309
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best restaurant I've been in Niteroi

Great wine selection and the "Calderada" was superb. The staff was friendly and it is great for kids as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great wine selection and the "Calderada" was superb. The staff was friendly and it is great for kids as well.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went for dinner. The fish was ordinary, nothing special. I missed salt. The place was quiet and well cleaned. The staff lacked of attention, maybe due to just few people working that day. I might go to a different place next time. On the bottom line, too expensive considering what they delivery.

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Niteroi, RJ
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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 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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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, European, 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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