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Shirley

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Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010 , Brazil
55 21 22751398
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This is a rather fancy/expensive, high-quality restaurant. After we had ordered, the waiter brought by a tray of the food they were about to prepare, but I thought he was asking if we wanted any of it so I idiotically said, “no, thanks.” What humility traveling takes! I split something because my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sarah S
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My best friend and I were at the beach all day in Copacabana and wanted to find a nice sit down restaurant to eat. It's packed with people for Carnival and we walked around and stumbled upon this restaurant. What sold us was the warm smiles from the owners wife and the maitre d. The fresh large sized seafood and... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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120 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a rather fancy/expensive, high-quality restaurant. After we had ordered, the waiter brought by a tray of the food they were about to prepare, but I thought he was asking if we wanted any of it so I idiotically said, “no, thanks.” What humility traveling takes! I split something because my son wanted it and it involved big prawns... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Glasgow
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to go here by Renato from the Windsor Atlantica Hotel and it was great! It is a small restaurant with a "family run" feel to it. They have the fish and seafood on display before it is cooked so can choose the actual piece you would like. The service was great - they actually de-bone the fish... More 

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Thank Donald M
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, biggest camarones ever. I always go to Shirley's when I visit Rio. It's the top of my "bucket list" of restaurants.

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Vigevano, Italy
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I look at all Italian rates, I see that few of them are higher than 3 stars. But all written in Italian language. This is why I wish to share here wider in English. Nice location, small, ... service not on top for professionality but acceptable. And now FOOD: We only had a typical paella. Rice over cooked, fish... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Recommended by hotel staff. A little out way but worth the trip. Staff very attentive and food was very good. Staff alerted us that dishes were very large and one entree was enough for two, which was very true. Would recommend

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Thank Italian512
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The problem is that they only accept cash and only local currency. Very good see food. Don't make reservation and must wait table available, it might take a while because lot of people love the place but is a very small restaurant.

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Thank TourNeylaRio
Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A small and not so turisty restaurante. Good seafood and service. A small restaurante, so the tables are kind of close together. Even so, we had a nice meal. We shared two main dishes, one with 5 big whole shimp, and one decent sized lobster. With drinks and tip, The whole meal cost for the 4 of us a total... More 

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Thank DCMevergreen
Busto Arsizio, Italy
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Small restaurant behind the Windsor Atlantica hotel that offers revisited mediterranean fish dishes. The hawaii prawns in coconut sauce and the Bacalao spanish style are really good. Some more wines in the list could be a good improvement. Nice Caipirinha.

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Thank lucajdvr
Milan, Italy
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134 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The stater that I ordered tasted of vinegar only, say goodbye to the mussels. Not important if they were there or not, they tasted of nothing. The worst was a big fish that I ordered baked. First it was overcooked, second it was buried under peppers and onions,third (the very worst) it was sunk under an unbelievable amount of palm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leme
  • Neighborhood: Leme
  • Phone Number: 55 21 22751398

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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