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Rua Pacheco Leao 724, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460030, Brazil
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Ranked #322 of 8,662 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:45 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant after paying the Jardin Botanico a visit. Normally I am not a big fan of buffet style restaurants, because it generates a greedy side in people, by shoving as much food as their plate carries, and after a couple of bites leave it. And go for a second round. In Brazil, however, you are charged... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Upon telling my guide that I'm a vegetarian she suggested this place for lunch, and let's put it this way.. By having a little bit of everything that I could from the savoury options, I ran out of room for dessert! This place is a dream for vegetarians who are tired of limited options in a meat dominated region and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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361 reviews 361 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant chaim have one at UFRJ Camous Ilha do Fundão that is a buffet style, where you have a great variety of very taste food for a reasonable price. It is open for lunch, and believe me it is croweded !!

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New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The place is a gem near the Botanical Garden. The food is great and the variety is amazing. Like many kilo restaurants in Rio, this one is a buffet where you´ll weight your plate and pay accordingly. The difference here is the quality of the food and the variety offered. Try to avoid the peak hour from noon to 1... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I like this place for a simple lunch, in case you want a quality food fast food...this is a great option. The location is fabulous and if you want a good food and good price, the Couve Flor is one of the best Buffet in the city.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A great choice of meals (salads, pasteis, vegetables...), tasty food for reasonnable prices. Unfortunatelly, sometimes pasteis are a bit dry... But "bananas a milanesa" are the best thing I've ate here! You should really taste those ones.

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198 reviews 198 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Couve Flor is located conveniently close to a location I visit often, so I have been to the resdtaurant quite a few times. The food is of very consistent quality, everytime I really enjoyed the food. The selection is uneven: the salads and dessert buffets are quite rich and delicious, the grill stand offer two or three varieties, but the... More 

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75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you have worked up an appetite while hiking around the Jardim Botanico Couveflor may be an option for you to consider. To get to Couveflor from the Jardim, exit through the rear gate at the end of Aleia John Wills. Couveflor s your slightly above average Brazilian buffet. It is certainly popular with the locals as there was a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Cauliflower is a por kilo restaurant where you weight your food and are charged per kg (it was about 60 reals/kg). It's located around the corner from Jardim Botanico, and is crowded with locals (always a good sign). Although they didn't speak English they put all the effort to make us feel comfortable and explain how the buffet worked (e.g.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I frequent kilo restaurants in Rio since I live here and don't cook. Was looking forward to trying Couve Flor after reading reviews. Went today and have to say that it was very disappointing. Very small selection compared to most kilo restaurants and the food that they did have was not spectacular by any means. In fact, I'd easily put... More 

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Additional Information about Couve Flor

Address: Rua Pacheco Leao 724, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460030, Brazil
Phone Number: 021/2239-2191
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 6:00 pm

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