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Espirito Santa

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Santa Teresa
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 2507-4840
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food AND Great ambiance

Very nice staff, service and ambiance. Air condicioning makes a difference! The contemporary cooking using ingredients from the Amazon is extremely creative and tasty! We were there for lunch on a Sunday but it seems that after 5pm there is some sort of live music. We highly recommend it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Christiane01
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, delightful wine and a generally amazing experience. When in Rio, go eat here!

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Washington DC
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282 reviews 282 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The good news, and hence the 3 rating: Food is edible The bad news: Pricey for what it is, and I could not tell you one thing we ate - and we had multiple courses. Altogether very disappointing. This is one of those 'trendy' new places that purports to have authentic Brazilian cuisine (not) and that hotels recommend because word... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice staff, service and ambiance. Air condicioning makes a difference! The contemporary cooking using ingredients from the Amazon is extremely creative and tasty! We were there for lunch on a Sunday but it seems that after 5pm there is some sort of live music. We highly recommend it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Sad to review this place we have been in 2008. Extremely expensive for a poor quality. May be it was the Carnival season. This is a how-to-loose-customer effective policy. OK, we have arrived late, by 11p.m. but it was not by that fact that the music should be turned off, or the meal was tasteless. There are other options at... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Better value than other Amazonian restaurants nearby, and more creative in terms of ingredients and presentation. The fish parcel dish and the chocolate dessert accompanied by Amazonian fruits were both amazing. Service was happy and perfectly accommodating of our non-Portugese speaking background.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I chose the restaurant based on a) convenience (it was next to my hotel which unfortunately did not serve dinner) and b) it came highly recommended in my travel guide. I had been pre-warned that it was very over-priced, but being my first day in Brazil and still working the very good pound to BRD conversion I decided to give... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We decided to go there after walking the tiled steps up to Santa Teresa. We wanted an early dinner and entered the restaurant at 6pm on a Saturday. It was pretty empty and not only could we choose our seat but we had very nice and attentive service. We decided to sit in the below restaurant which was cute and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We returned to Santa Teresa and chose to eat at the Espirito. I think this is probably a good restaurant and perhaps we went on a slow night, but there were just a few niggles. We were handed a degustation menu, and as we were not up to that amount of food we started to leave the table. After saying... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped here on a hot late afternoon for a snack. While what we had was ok, we thought that the place is slightly overpriced for what it is. However, I have to admit that it has an interesting atmosphere and a nice terrace.

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Zug, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We ordered just one mail meal with fish and coconut. This was good but quite heavy, especially when the weather is so hot. The waitress was friendly and made good recommendations. We first sat next to a table of very noisy Americans and the waitress arranged us another table still on the terrace. We recommend this restaurant but you need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Teresa
  • Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 21 2507-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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