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Espirito Santa

Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
21 2507-4840
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Ranked #619 of 8,566 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Mississauga, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Great variety of very tasty foods and beers. Beautiful and peaceful view of Santa Teresa. Try the Amazon beers.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were walking around Santa Teresa after dinner and got very curious by the dessert menu. The combinations of traditional cakes and pies with Amazonian ingredients caught our attention, and we decided to try them out. We ordered "Mineira," a warm guava pie with Canastra cheese and cinammon, "Ceu na Terra (Heaven on Earth)", warm chocolate cake with chestnuts and... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were attracted Espirito Santa by the terrace, view and live music, none of which disappointed. The food however was very average and pricey. I had a prawn and rice traditional Brazilian dish which was fine. We wanted to have a bottle of wine with our meal and had great difficulty getting one that was in stock and didn't cost... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A really unique, small restaurant in scenic Santa Teresa, with extraordinary dishes and amazonian cuisine

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Never had Amazonian food before, so after seeing it starred on Lonely Planet, we went to try it out. The location is up on a hill in Santa Teresa. If you go during the day or when there is still daylight, you can sit outdoors and have a view of houses in a valley and the city way in the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We booked a table in advance as we knew it was popular, so we did not have to wait. The food was lovely. The Amazonian dishes are fantastic and a real excitement for your taste buds. The staff are very friendly. They have an in-house DJ on Fridays who is great. Next time I'm in Rio, I will most certainly... More

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San Francisco, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Party of 6 on a Sunday for a late (by US standards) dinner. As is customary in Brasil, the wait was long, but well worth it. The food was creative and delicious, both on the vegetarian and regular menu, and the fabulous gourd served cocktail. I am definitely looking forward to visiting again!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I went for a Sunday lunch. The place was packed and everybody looked hungry and mad but since we had reservations we stayed anyway. The food took ages to come and when it finally did it was not at all worth the wait.. the vegetarian dish is just basic vegetables swimming in oil and dose not justify... More

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Rio_For_Partiers, Public Relations Manager at Espirito Santa, responded to this review

hi Z Hard at Work, we are sorry you didnt have the experience you hoped for. Sunday is our busiest day. We will take this review with our chef (the owner, Natasha) and see what is happening with her vegetarian dishes. Sincerely, Cristiano Rio For Partiers More

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