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Bar Luiz

Rua da Carioca 39 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2262-6900
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Ranked #439 of 8,471 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Joao Pessoa, PB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Rio de Janeiro
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

One of the most traditional bars in old downtown Rio, Bar Luiz has an excellent draft beer, great atmosphere, always crowded, but.... the cuisine doesn't live up to one's expectation from this restaurant's tradition. The kassler could be a lot better, thicker, more tender. Always crowded, service is slow, the place is too noisy for a good chat with your... More

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