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Rua Inhanga 30, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-060, Brazil (Copacabana)
021/2236-1222
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Ranked #45 of 8,628 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $59
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was really a delightful gastronomic experience in Rio. Food was perfect with generous portions. Add to that the friendly staff and excellent ambience of the place. Although the cod is the house special, we were surprised by the shrimp with broccoli risotto. We had some cod balls for starters. Desert is typical of Portugal. We had pastel de Belém.... More

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just ate here tonight. food was tasty. olives were not pited. the Hot sauce that came with the appetizers was dang near overpowering. Very large portions. i could not finish the "half" portion.

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

too bad to have such a disgusting fish smell when you leave an expensive restaurant..... food was artificially flavoured wine was bad bad bad, and people have no clue of what they offer unless it comes to bachalau...a total overpriced fail...

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Abundant, meticolously prepared, well presented bacalao,for those like, who love bacalao, it is a must. It is a rather small and cosy place, with professional staff and 1st class quality food. It is a good option to avoid the turistic crowds of Copacabana and eat excellent food...abd they even have the famous "pastel de Belem", served with cinnamon as the... More

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Alfaia_Rio, Proprietário at Alfaia, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, Giovanni. We are very happy that you enjoyed our service and our food. You will always be welcome here. See you soon! More

Vicosa, MG
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been there to lunch with my parents twice. Both of them we had a really good service and food. It is a peaceful and not so loudly place so I recommend it to families without babies but not for couples. Try their "linguado com molho de alcaparras e batata ao murro" :)

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Denver, CO
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331 reviews 331 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Alfaia during lunch. The place was full on a Saturday early afternoon, but the service was wonderful. The food was all great. We started with the cod ceviche and a simple salad. We also had bolinhos as appetizers and they were perfect. The main entree, Bacalhau a Alfaia, which is cod fish with a... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here, with, as others have said, huge portions. We shared the cod ceviche appetizer, grilled octopus, and "fish of the day, " (sea bass), in a red sauce. Each dish was very different and wonderfully flavorful. The staff was so friendly and attentive. A definite must!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We called in for a late dinner after a late arrival into the city and were very impressed by the quality of the food and the service we received, as the waiters did look like they were about to go home !!! ...sorry guys ! The decor is simple, the wine list is limited but the seafood is excellent..... with... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was spending a Sunday here in Rio and ai checked this little Portuguese restaurant just around the corner of my Hotel... Considering that I live in Barcelona and I know something about good fish food I can tell that the octopus is just excellent and the Bacalao is even better than the one you can have in Portugual...the only... More

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northwood
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272 reviews 272 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Nothing fancy here, plain wooden tables, open kitchen, established over 20 years and tucked away behind the Copacabana Palace hotel. Old style Portuguese fish restaurant serving mainly cod! cooked in many different ways and unbelievably large portions. A half portion is enough for 2 people. A salad also would have fed 4 people! Incredible value. Limited wines but good some... More

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Additional Information about Alfaia

Address: Rua Inhanga 30, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-060, Brazil
Phone Number: 021/2236-1222
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
Average Prices: USD 24 - 59
Cuisine: Portuguese

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