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SANTO SCENARIUM Bar e Restaurante

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Centro
French, Bar, International, Contemporary
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Rua do Lavradio, 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3147-9007
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Jazz in Lapa

If you think you will only hear samba at the heart of Lapa you are completely wrong! Santo Sacenarium - from the same owner of Rio Scenarium and at the same street (Lavradio) - offers you good music (as jazz bossa nova and so on) good meals drinks and service. Try a 'caipirinha' and enjoy jazz in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MLB113
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you think you will only hear samba at the heart of Lapa you are completely wrong! Santo Sacenarium - from the same owner of Rio Scenarium and at the same street (Lavradio) - offers you good music (as jazz bossa nova and so on) good meals drinks and service. Try a 'caipirinha' and enjoy jazz in Lapa - a... More 

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Thank MLB113
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is Worth a visit with its Church antiques Good food with efficient service I recommend : i am having lunch ah least 3 Times a week

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Thank FamilyBrasil
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santo Scenarium is a great spot for drinks and food in Lapa. We came here after visiting Escaderia Selaron. The caipirinha's were fantastic and super cheap! The food was exceptional (also really cheap). We had the shrimp and cheese bites, the cod balls, and steak strips with fries. The steak with fries was one of my favorite steaks in Rio!... More 

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Thank Schuyler S
Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying overnight at the dismal and depressing airport Novotel, in transit from Paraty to an early morning flight to Salvador de Bahia. Taxis were unwilling to take us to Santa Teresa for dinner, but suggested this street in Lapa, which we were saving on our list for later on after our return to Rio. So we hit onto... More 

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Thank anita w
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has three floors to choose from with some sections only for drinks or snacks or ... Live music on the base floor with dancing action. Most appealing about this huge restaurant is its jawdropping decoration which is like exploring an attic that has accumulated household items over the last hundreds of years.

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Thank David D
Malmo, Sweden
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We chosed this place for the really charming interior. And it is a really good place for just a drink or a beer. But don't eat here. The food was terrible!

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Thank karinreser
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your experience . We'll take your comment to direction. Hugs, Scenarium team . More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Another recommendation from the hotel. The atmosthphere is amazing. This is not a tourist trap at all. We went on a Friday night, as recommended. It was the happy hour for locals and even though it was raining it was full and getting fuller as the night went on. It could be considered a super club, but it is so... More 

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Thank BDAJules
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Thank you for sharing your experience. hugs, Scenarium team. More 

Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice and cozy restaurant. Had chicken with rice and spinach from the quick menu. Delicious and well prepared.

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Thank SorenWH
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Thank you for sharing your experience. hugs, Scenarium team. More 

Belo Horizonte
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102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The price are a little bit more expensive than it could be (it offers), the place itself is very charming and cozy, the service is very good and the taste of food is also very good. The tables are not good, I mean, the are old in a way that it "balances" all the time...you have to eat with carefull...

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Thank WMuniz
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Thank you for sharing your experience. hugs, Scenarium team. More 

Izmir, Turkey
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232 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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Thank Murat B
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Thank you for sharing your experience. Hugs, Scenarium team. 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: French, Bar, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.