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Avenida Rio Branco, 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Awesome food - interior ok

This is a great place for a business lunch. The restaurant is inside a mall, hence limited daylight. The service is good and the food is awesome both the fish and the meat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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318 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 983 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Finding a good option for a business lunch in the center of Rio is not an easy task. As the title suggests, this is an option, but nothing special. For a business lunch the tables are too small and too close together to have a productive and comfortable encounter. The restaurant is located in the basement of a jewelry shop,... More 

1 Thank Knownews
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305 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for a business lunch. The restaurant is inside a mall, hence limited daylight. The service is good and the food is awesome both the fish and the meat.

Thank Go100go
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Eça is a great option, if no the best, for business lunches in the center of Rio, The food is really good with many international flavors and a strong french influence. The menu offers many different options of seafood, meat and pasta. The starters are very creative and the desserts are worth saving space for. It is also worth listening... More 

Thank Jose J
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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151 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Italian food, cool place, with outstanding service. This restaurant is hidden on the basement of a downtown jewelry called H Stern. Very expensive, but clients love it!

Thank PedroM0
Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I'ce been. Worth the price (eaten @ €500 euros in Europe where food was not even closer to what I got at Eça), regarding service: it's Rio de Janeiro! It's cultural for them being a like that. Don't expect a "carioca" waiter to be like an England waiter - I'm Brazilian myself so I can... More 

Thank jaquelinexxx
Salvador, BA
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The location in the basement of H.Stern is strange. No windows, loud businessmen. My main complaint:: ordered dessert and was in conversation. I didn't notice that a small tray of chocolates arived until the waffle was served. I thought it was part of the dessert. The bill came and there was a charge for the chocolates. It was not the... More 

Thank brasilboy
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We came to Rio for 1 day to watch 1/4 final of World Cup and were suppose to be staying in Copacabana but instead found out the hotel was in Centro!! Fear not, let's see what is close to our hotel for a meal... and Eca it was. No signage from the street, but we knew that so you enter... More 

2 Thank Tim G
San juan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We went to Eça which its located under the Jewerly ( you most enter through the jewerly at the corner) i order a lamb Risotto with arabic spices it was amazing. Simply one of yhe best dishes in my life. My wife had the salmon plate and it was very tasty. As for the apetizer i had the Ceviche and... More 

Thank Turu162003
Niteroi, RJ
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The restaurant Eça, at Rio de Janeiro downtown is a must! The service is great, the food is 100% and it has an excellent wine list. I ate a cassoulet of fish with vegetables and herbs that was excellent. I also tasted the magret duck; I believe that was the best I ever tasted. The atmosphere is charming and reserved.... More 

Thank Rosangela_Pereira
Petropolis, RJ
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

This is one of those places where they make you feel special and at home at the same time. The waiters are friendly and make intelligent suggestions. The wine waitress is helpful and even talks cost-benefit. The food is excellent and beautifully prepared but not at all fancy. It´s expensive but one of those places where you don´t feel you´ve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Rio Branco, 132, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 25242300

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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