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Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010 , Brazil (Leme)
55 21 22751398
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Ranked #298 of 8,764 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Spanish
Neighborhood: Leme
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Simply amazing. Very brasilian and only local people. Ordered the whole red snapper. The fish is direcctly from the ocean onto your plate !!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a small restaurant in which they mainly serve fish dishes, especially prawns and paella. Not a cheap option, but the food is good and the choice is broad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This quiet little 11 table restaurant is fantastic. You choose a dish from the menu, the waiter brings over the fresh seafood to your table to make sure you are satisfied with the quality before he cooks it. All the fresh seafood is displayed in a glass case upon arrival...the food and the service is spectacular !! I ordered a... More 

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Loches, France
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited 14 December 20014 This restaurant is grubby in appearance. The service is too rushed - It's quite a long menu and we were being pushed to order before really having time to look at the menu properly. The couverte consisted of extremely dry bread, tinned and rather stale sardines and mussels. We both chose the paella which again appeared... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We just happened by this restaurant and the white tablecloths and aproned waiters lured us in. Were we ever glad they did. The absolutely freshest fish you will ever see. When we were sitting in the restaurant local fishermen were delivering their latest catch. We had seafood soup on day for lunch and seafood stew another. We recommended it to... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is primarily a fish restaurant, although there are non fish items on the menu. It's a casual place, where people waiting for tables often drink and eat appetizers while waiting outside. Some of our fish was a bit overdone, but had a good taste. Portions are large.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Locals' place, slightly more formal. Amazing snapper for 2. Waiter-led service good. Overall just on the pricey side.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A very small local Restaurant ,mostly visited by locals and quite often by Tourists. Excellent Fish restaurants with a Spanish flavour. Paella and alli-olli is not comparable with the Spanish one but is made with a touch of Brazilian cuisine. All fish and all paella dishes are of a good quality and worth to try. Fish are showed in a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I am a regular since '92. Shirley is so traditional that one waiter and one of the cooks that were there in '92 are still around. In the '90s, you went there after 10 pm, and waited for a table, standing on the sidewalk with a Caipirinha in hand. Perfect start for the meal. It's less crowded now. Since '92,... More 

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Arthur S, Gerente de relações com clientes at Shirley, responded to this review

Hello Andre, Thanks for your review. We care about our traditions. Thanks for visiting us and please come back soon. Best regards, More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Excellent seafood, the waiter shows them to you before cooking. Awesome couvert and baked sole with shrimp sauce,

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

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