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SANTO SCENARIUM Bar e Restaurante

Centro
Bar, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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Rua do Lavradio, 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3147-9007
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food and Great Music

Last week I had to spend 5 days in Rio and had the pleasure of eating here three times. Once was a sandwich, grilled eggplant and twice just appetizers. The food was very good, the service adequate and the music that came drifting down from upstairs wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
markroy53
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Izmir, Turkey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Meals and drinks are ordinary. What make it extraordinary are; the architecture, decoration, items inside, music live played, people dancing. It is a "must go" in Rio de Janeiro. You will love it.

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Perth, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant is in Lapa a few doors down from the Rio Scenarium. It is a restaurant and bar with an upstairs and outdoors areas. The décor is an unusual mix which varies from old paintings and fixtures from churches to just old stuff with a religious theme, a bit odd. We ordered one starter and a Feijao to share... More 

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brasil
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Across the street from Rio Scenarium, a good option if you arrive after 11pm, to wait for the line of Rio Scenarium to get smaller. cold beer and great snacks

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely place in terms of decor (old antique place), furniture and it has indoor and outdoor sitting but the food was average to good overall. More imaginative food and better attention to detail/quality of meat and fish could easily take the restaurant to the very good or even excellent spheres of restaurants. Wine list was good and service very helpful... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had lunch at Santo Scenarium because we were visiting the Lavradio fair on a Saturday. We have been here before and the food was quite good for an ok price. What we still had in mind is that the restaurant itself has a great flair since it's nicely decorated and inside an old building. Since it was Saturday lunch... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Last week I had to spend 5 days in Rio and had the pleasure of eating here three times. Once was a sandwich, grilled eggplant and twice just appetizers. The food was very good, the service adequate and the music that came drifting down from upstairs wonderful.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Unique decor, with statues and portraits to bring you to 18th century. Excellent service and food. Go with your couple or significant other.

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Rio de Janeiro
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We arrived about mid day and we have no problem to get a table, or a kind of... the table have a reduced size so a 2 person table sizes less than a half of the normal one. We got "Feijoada" and a cod fish au gratin. The feijoada had the black beans a burned taste and lack ingredients of... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's a nice small place (compared to Rio Scenarium) with a good atmosphere and chill music, we went on what seemed jazz/bossa nova night... food was nice and so was the beer (Heineken draft!), caipirinhas were good and the bartenders were always asking if we wanted one more! I liked that it was cozy and not so crowded as other... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was shocked with the disrespect with the customers at this restaurant. We called in advance to make a reservation to see a band play. The person on the phone said that the band would start playing at 7pm and if we hadn't arrived by then our reservation would lapse. So I arrived together with my husband at 6:50pm, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Lavradio, 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 3147-9007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?