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Espirito Santa

Santa Teresa
Brazilian, South American
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 15
    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
A hidden Gem

Went to this place after lapa steps. Sat outside- view was refreshing, as was the drinks and food. Pleasant waiter. Food was well worth the haul up the hill. :) Very good flavorful well seasoned entrees. Was so full. Dessert to go. Which was later consumed and still good. Went here twice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Timisoara, Romania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very delicious and unique meals. We tried two different chicken specialties (check the photos). Definitely one of the best restaurants in Rio. Try it, is it worth it.

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Antwerp
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of vegetarian choices, creative recipes, authentic Braziliaan ingrediënten. delicious food. Cocktails are great. Wonderful service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The restaurant seems simple and clean. There some nice tables outside at the balcony and I recommend the view/environment. The food is Just Ok, but has some good flavors from Brazilian cookery like coconut and dendê. A little expensive...

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went to this place after lapa steps. Sat outside- view was refreshing, as was the drinks and food. Pleasant waiter. Food was well worth the haul up the hill. :) Very good flavorful well seasoned entrees. Was so full. Dessert to go. Which was later consumed and still good. Went here twice.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You will meet well cooked and pleasantly presented food that you will find nowhere else in Rio. Espirito Santa has more than a touch of the regions of Amazonia and Para. As popular with Brazilians as it is with tourists is a good sign that this locale has it right. Slightly on the pricey side but well worth the struggle... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Okay, okay, okay...I don't understand what all the Trip Advisor fuss was about. You could drop in at any food stall and enjoy yourself just as much. Yes, it is pretty, but this is a restaurant: where is the the service, where is the food that makes you want to comeback.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A pretty unassuming place but they do food and drinks well. The leaf wrapped fish was amazing good with the accompanying sauce and rice. The caipirinha was also excellent. They have an English friendly menu as well. It's on the pricier side even in US dollars but it definitely was worth trying.

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San Diego, California, USA
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Small, but excellent restaurant. I believe I had the Peixe no pacotinho, a fish filet wrapped in leaves.

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San Francisco, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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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