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Rua Tonelero, 76 - 10 piso | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2255-9225
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good recommendation from hotel

We asked at the front desk of our hotel and were recommended this place. It was very good, good sized portions and we had complimentary caiparinhas to start. Good bacalhau and I had a very good moqueca. Not so cheap but then the main courses were big enough for nearly two people so if we had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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victoria, australia
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Sao Paulo, Brasil
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Contrary to what the name of the place suggests - the living fish, I didn´t find the fish served (and shellfish too) to be so fresh. Moreover, to my taste, it was not well seasoned - it all seemed a litlle bland. Prices are ok and the menu caters to all tastes (even to those who don´t eat fish). Service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came here for dinner with 2 friends who happened to be in Rio at the same time (happened to be on the same flight too!) recommended by our hotel. The fish is absolutely delicious- fresh and coked just right

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had dinner here on a week night. Not very crowded and attentive wai staff. Excellent Brazilian fish stews, rich flavors loaded with seafood.great value for dinner and good family restaurant.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant was great. When you go in it does not look too fancy but the food is amazing. The portions are huge so dont ask for a lot of food. The taste was delicious and the service was adequate. The langostinos and fish were amazing.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The fish we ate was delicious and very fresh, but the sauce was missing salt, and with no taste! Same thing for the moqueca. It's really too bad because for that price, i'm sure they could make a wonderful dish. The portions were very generous though. We took two "full" dishes (which were supposed to be for 4 people even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited here through trip advisor recommendations, proved worthy of endorsement by my overly fussy parents visiting from the UK! Service was friendly and in English. It was as fast as appropriate when food is cooked fresh. When it arrived, dishes were huge - you have to love a country where the portions are too large to be put on your... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The hotel recommended us this place and we got lost trying to find it, but out of complete luck we asked a stranger who happened to be a manager at the restaurant and walked us to the entrance, talk about a great fist impression. We had caipirinha's to drink, Oysters (which apparenlty Horseraddish does not exist in Brazil) and split... More 

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Memphis, TN
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You may have to to take a taxi to this place but it is worth it . The fish was the freshest and served beautifully. We ordered the 1/2 portion and none in our party could finish their portion. We went at 7 and had the place to ourselves. Best fish I had in Rio or all of Brazil.

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victoria, australia
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We asked at the front desk of our hotel and were recommended this place. It was very good, good sized portions and we had complimentary caiparinhas to start. Good bacalhau and I had a very good moqueca. Not so cheap but then the main courses were big enough for nearly two people so if we had been smarter we probably... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am not sure what we ate but it was fresh and delcious! Be prepared, the menu is Portuguese and the waiter did not speak English. Using our Spanish, we were able to communicate we wanted fresh and good tasting fish, and that is what we got. We ordered something designed for two people and it was way more than... More 

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Address: Rua Tonelero, 76 - 10 piso | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: (21) 2255-9225
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Tonelero, 76 - 10 piso | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2255-9225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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