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Espirito Santa

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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 169
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  • 188
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 28
    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
Lunch with family and friends

Great food with very unique mix of seafood. Service is the norm for Brasil. Had a fresh water fish that was in a leaf wrap that preserved the moisture. Overall nice atmosphere as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Jelo11
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this place while walking Santa Teresa and I was SO HAPPY. there is a cute little deck in the back where I sat and had a few appetizers and drinks. Really delicious food. slow service, but it didn't matter. not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food anddrinks were great, especially the amazon beer and the chicken marinated in passion fruit. It was raining lightly but we sat out on the terrace playing cards with a pretty view of santa teresa houses and trees for a couple of hours and had a relaxed, spaced out meal. The service was great.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great food with very unique mix of seafood. Service is the norm for Brasil. Had a fresh water fish that was in a leaf wrap that preserved the moisture. Overall nice atmosphere as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

1) Don't look at the restaurant's website. The tempting set menus at reasonable prices? Apparently not actually available, at least according to my waiter. So this was the first disappointment -- I'd already thought out which one I wanted and which options I would choose within it. 2) Watch out for dishes that have shrimp cooked with other ingredients. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious and interesting food in the heart of Santa Teresa. Lovely outdoor space for dining and great cocktails. This place had us coming back continuously for more.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A great cuisine. Food of quality. Lot of wonderful flavours. Very nice atmosphere. We also had a wonderful waiter.

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Canberra, Australia
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184 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On our 6 weeks in various South American countries, we've had some fabulous food but unfortunately this experience was very average. We'll start with the positives: PROS: Friendly, welcoming staff with an English menu; attentive staff and prompt service; unlike some countries, restaurant is open from about 630 pm until late so that suits a variety of customs; centrally located... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tried a few different smaller dishes to get a taste of more type of food available. None disappointed. Various seafood cook in a Amozonian herbs and technique. Definately different but super tasty. If there is a criticism th je main wad the weak link just because everything else was do good.

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25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We arrived here just as the restaurant was closing. The staff still welcomed us in and seated us with an english menu, they helped explain the different menu options and recommended local dishes. The menu is varied and offers healthier options than most places we'd tried in the area. The food was delivered in good time and we had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This was probably one of the best and most exotic foods that I ever tried. The best plate was an amazonic fish "pirarucu" with Brazilian nuts. Very light but amazing. The cucine is mostly Amazonic and Bahiana. The place is simple and small so I recommend to book it before. If you can choose the tables in the balcony you... More 

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Additional Information about Espirito Santa

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

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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: Romantic, 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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