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Belmonte

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Botafogo
Brazilian, South American
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Praia do Flamengo 300 | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2552 3349
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bar "buteco".

Good location, nice atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and the beer flows ice cold. The menu is pretty rich for a bar. The price is fair. A it noisy if you are looking for a quiet meal, but it is an authentic local buteco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2014
GuilhermeOliveira
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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exeter
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

a great local bar.lots of atmosphere. great caipirinhas, etc. warm staff. great service.we will always go back whenever we are in rio

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This spot is great. A family friend lives around the corner and took me here while visiting. The pasteis are tasty and there are lots to choose from. They serve ice cold Chopp, which has become my go-to favorite in Brasil for draft beers. As far as I could tell, this place was all locals, probably some businessmen, mostly low-key... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just visited for dinner, place is very busy even on a weekday, but for good reason great food and great service. One of the best meals we've had in Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've went to Belmonte several times but this was one of my worst moments. We ordered a Spicy Shrimp and were contemplated with a small and not even a little bit tasty dish... Very disappointing. Lots of money for no reward... Beer ok. Other typical dishes (pasteis and empadas) ok.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been in this restaurant to try a new place . Well maybe because world cup , but that place was not nice at all . Millions people ,45 min wait from our requests to getting food ,extra dirty floor . Food was very average ,nothing special .picanha (beef) quite dry and bacalao (cod) with lot of salt .... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The best Brazilian we've had in Rio, we were recommended to go here by a local and I would definitely recommend to others. Most of the dishes are for sharing which makes the meal great value. Very tasty food, staff were extremely helpful & friendly and the atmosphere was buzzing.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was in Rio for almost 2 weeks and went to several Belmontes (there are a few in the city). Love everything about it: the food, the decor, the service, the vibe. A totally solid, reliable standby. I miss the bolinhos de bacalhau the most. If there was a Belmonte in Brooklyn, where I live, I'd go there once a... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Good location, nice atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and the beer flows ice cold. The menu is pretty rich for a bar. The price is fair. A it noisy if you are looking for a quiet meal, but it is an authentic local buteco.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

This is one of those typical Rio places where locals hang out. Worth a visit for a beer and get the local feel. The original one is in Flamengo and gets packed on thirsday night. Def worth a visit.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My first visit to Belmonte was with a friend who is a Carioca - the place was very busy ( it usually is) . We were seated right away and I ordered a dark beer. It was wonderful- icy cold and with a sweet taste- my friend was driving- so she drank juice. We ate the little balls made of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praia do Flamengo 300 | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighborhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: (21) 2552 3349

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

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