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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
21 2507-4840
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Ranked #603 of 8,622 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Brazilian
Neighborhood: Centro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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133 reviews 133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Visited last week and had one fish & one meat set meal both of which were very well executed and to be recommended. Service was excellent and a discussion on the lack of Brazilian wines on the menu resulted in a revelation that this was being reviewed at present and they had just got in a few to go on... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is actually my first negative review that I write on Tripadvisor. I would like to share our experience at Espirito Santa last night. After the positive remarks about this restaurant, we were having high expectations. We were seated downstairs, where the choosing is between four different menus selected by the chef (3, 5 or 7 courses). Because we did... More

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Mannheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on an article in my travel magazine. We had two different 5 course dinners (one with fish, the other with meat) and both of them were fantastic! The food was delicious, very nicely presented and definitely worth the price. Also the drinks were great. We had two different versions of the special Caipirinha and... More

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Paris, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The prawn with shrimp paste rolled in leaves was my favourite dish here. The rest of the dishes were reasonably good and the seafood tended to be better than the others. Service was attentive. The only negative was that e waited a long time (>35mins) for our mains to arrive.

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Rio de Janeiro
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The quality of the food and staff friendliness, the atmosphere and decor is a bonus more.The service is a bit slow.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For this pricing you should get in Brazil (even in Rio) much better food. We ordered the frigideira de camarao - the shrimps were way overcooked - and I am not such a food expert so if I noticed that the shrimps were overcooked it means they were really really overcooked... The sauce was OK but nothing more, and when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This restaurant is at the heart of Santa Teresa in Rio.Ask to be seated on the top floor terrasse or downstairs by the windows - for the view.Try the Classico (fish or meat set menu - 5 courses).Very much "nouvelle cuisine" portions but you will not leave hungry though.Lovely food with local products from the Amazon.A real delight...The service is... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unique dishes and good atmosphere. The portions are rather small but well presented. The staff is very attentive. We didn't wait a long time, there were few people. A recommendable place.

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Mississauga, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place was recommended by the host of the b&B we stayed at and it was fantastic . They have tons of exotic Fruit based alcohol and non alcohol drinks as well as Delicious food(including a great set of Vegetarian Options)

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food and nice choice of local beer. A little bit disappointed by the speed of the service. Very nice outside place

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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>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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