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Shirley

Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010 , Brazil (Copacabana)
55 21 22751398
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Ranked #307 of 8,581 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Spanish
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
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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Brazil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Decent place but should be about a 3erd cheaper, we'd go more often if it was better value but then I guess we could share 1 dish for two as they are quite large portions. Nice little wine list, good if you're after some old world charm, I'd take a date there just because its a little different that you're... More

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gold coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had a very nice meal here with my family during World Cup. Good food. Very clean restaurant. Not too expensive. Nice wines.

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Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

excellent food, a bit crammed in space but worth it. close to copacabana beach. Price is reasonable for North American standard. Was recommended by tour guide

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Sao Paulo, SP
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

In the past, I have tried several times to eat there for no avail. The restaurant room is rather small, and prices where not high enough to discourage clients to come over. Situation has changed and even though, at normal business hours it has still a very high rate of attendance, it is possible to get places if not at... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Wandered past this small unassuming place with yellow awning a block in off of the main Leme/Copacabana beach avenue. It seems to be a small cramped place with the fish display counter up front and the staff working behind but it opens up a bit inside. Traditionally dressed waiters provided a professional but welcome greeting. After seeing all the fish... More

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Shanghai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

First the good thing. The seafood is fresh, they will present it for before perparation and the staff seems to be very polite. The ambience is simple, old style nothing to complain, nothing special. Yet, the prices are extremely high. The Gambas in a "Saffron and White Wine" stew were about 109,- plus tax. this would be OK but the... More

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had broccoli risotto with octopus and it was delicious. The prices are not overpriced as the other reviewers say, since the amount of the food is huge, definitely order one dish and share for two people. The service is great also.

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Salisbury
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good seafood menu but the place is very cramped and tatty with the loudest coffee machine I have ever heard! Staff are "mature" and show little enthusiasm. Overpriced given the lack of facilities and service.

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