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O Peixe Vivo

Rua Tonelero, 76 - 10 piso | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
(21) 2255-9225
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Ranked #608 of 8,558 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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  • Japanese first
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the challenges in Rio for visitors located in Copacabana is to find the restaurants that are frequented by locals and good value for the money. Simply put, O Peixe Vivo is such a place, off the tourist strip but conveniently near it on Rua Tonelero in easy walking distance from the beach. The fish was fresh and perfectly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent service, humongous portions and very very good food! Was there during Carnival, and they had a big TV showing the action in the Sambadrome while we indulged in the excellent food. Unfortunately I left this review way too late and cannot remember what we had, but I just remember being very happy with my food and a little intimidated... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our receptionist just a short stroll from our hotel (arena) we thought we'd give it a go. There is an outdoor bit covered as well as the main restaurant, extensive menu with shrimp, mussels octopus, prawns and much much more. The waiting staff were fantastic extremely attentive and friendly. Most dishes come for one... More

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Vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Patronized by Copacabana locals and with an excellent website, O Peixo Vivo is a well-run and hospitable Brazilian restaurant with traditional flourishes. The items on a large menu, most of which can be ordered for one (meia) or two persons (inteira), include churrasco misto (grilled meats) and moqueca de camarão (shrimp stew made with coconut milk and lime). To accompany... More

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Javea, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Great dining experience away from tourist areas in Copacabana, very reasonable prices, good quality food, well worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Nice restaurant, seafood, one end of Copacobana beach area. Ok moqueca (seafood). Others had grilled fish which they enjoyed.

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Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

was recommended by hotel staff. You will have problems with your english, but we enjoyed the food. The menu is very extensive and we had to use our dictionary a few times. It is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth it

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were looking for a nice local seafood restaurant in Copacabana and read the great reviews. The paella was delicious as well as the seabass with brocolli rice. Wait staff was good. We enjoyed sitting outside having lunch on the porch facing the street, watching the interesting locals walking by.

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London, United Kingdom
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410 reviews 410 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Located just three blocks from the main Copacabana Beach road Avenida Atlantica, O Peixe Vivo (Portuguese for "The Live Fish") is a restaurant which specialises in seafood (and it is very fresh). It is located on an intersection. Inside there is an inner restaurant area but also a covered veranda which is light and airy and overlooks the road. Best... More

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