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Bar Luiz

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Austrian, German, Swiss
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Rua da Carioca 39 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2262-6900
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Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Germany Food

If you are in Rio, you must go to Bar Luiz. There will you can appreciate de true germany cuisine. It´s Restaurant is tradicional in Rio. Around II War the restaurant change your name (Adolph), but the food make you feel in Germany. I loved

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Brazil133
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are in Rio, you must go to Bar Luiz. There will you can appreciate de true germany cuisine. It´s Restaurant is tradicional in Rio. Around II War the restaurant change your name (Adolph), but the food make you feel in Germany. I loved

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Historic, perhaps the oldest of Rio de Janeiro, with excellent potato salad, and a variety of tasty sausages and chop (beer) and gentle and efficient servers, but very noisy, like many places in Brazil, the regulars have little concern for the presence of the others, and we can't stay long to enjoy the ambience.

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Vancouver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Around for 125 years, Bar Luiz on the Rua Carioca is a traditional downtown favourite with a solid unchanging menu. Its physical appearance as a German beer hall is matched by a menu specializing in chopp (beer), excellent potato salad, and a variety of tasty sausages and salt meats. Hidden away on the large menu is a chicken cutlet served... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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293 reviews 293 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Lovely lunch of traditional German food! My partner and I shared a mixed plate for one and it was too much for us to finish (and we like to eat!!). The rib was absolutely delicious and the potato salad was quite possibly the best I have ever had. Highly recommend!

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rio de janeiro
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322 reviews 322 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

One the few places downtown with reasonable prices, and a good quantity of food. Beer on draft is fabulous, Roast beef and potato salad an absolute must.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

You go for the ambience and nursery food. When the weather is bad or you are feeling low, go to BL for a few uplifting beers and sausages with potato salad. A blast from the past. The knuckle of pork is also excellent. Nothing nouvelle in sight.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

In the "Carioca street" belowing to the old Rio,Luiz Bar got a good German specialities and the best draft beer!! Inside the decoration it´s the same since the begining(end of 19th century).

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were expecting a very traditional place, but minimally adapted to our era, but we found a Bar/restaurant that stopped 30 years ago. The service was medium, the food nothing special.

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Salvador, BA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I like to come here at night when it's half empty. The service is better. But the food is always the same - above average and for one who likes Eastern European dishes it's worthwhile. The potato salad is decent, the sausages are good and always an apple something for dessert.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We turned up around lunch time and the place was packed with locals. It specialises in hearty German food like Kartoffelsalat (potato salad), Wuerstchen (sausages), Sauerkraut and of course beer. Intresting piece of trivia: it used to be called Bar Adolf, but they had to change the name during WWII.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Carioca 39 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 021/2262-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Austrian, German, Swiss
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?