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O Peixe Vivo

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Copacabana
Brazilian, Seafood
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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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This was very homely fish restaurant. As a starters we did have pastel de camarao and carpaccio de carne which both were very good. Main course we had file de linguado ao molho de camarao for two and also this was very delicious. Mashed potatoes were good. The food looked like homemade. We were so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tukano
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very homely fish restaurant. As a starters we did have pastel de camarao and carpaccio de carne which both were very good. Main course we had file de linguado ao molho de camarao for two and also this was very delicious. Mashed potatoes were good. The food looked like homemade. We were so full that could not eat... More 

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Thank Tukano
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here in a weekday, only a few tables occupied overall, and was sitting on the terrace, where the waiter seemedd more interested in chatting with the security guy than wayting on us. The service was slow and bad humored, we always had to prompt for attention. As for the food, we had crab paws, and grilled fish with... More 

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Thank Giovanni L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We found our server to be outstanding. Very Accomendating. He gave us a few suggestions but we went with filet of Sol with broccoli rice. The food was nicely prepared and presented. Prior to our entree' I had the seafood soup which was spectacular. It was beyond reasonable and the food was good.... More 

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Thank Roderick T
Nyon, Switzerland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Far too expensive for what it is. This is typically one of those restaurants which still surf on an old reputation without renewing themselves. At leats 50% too expensive for what it is. The fresh fish is at a ridiculous price. The staff pushes only the expensive dishes. Apart from the suggestions, not sure all the products were fresh. Unfriendly... More 

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Thank sro999
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Seafood dinner was amazing. We started with oysters and then went into the sea bass with mixed sauce. Also, we were recommend to have the seafood risotto to complement the dinner that was shared by four. We finished the amazing dinner with a bananas flambé. Fabulous!

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Thank Perry M
Sao Paulo, Brasil
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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Thank Klara_SP
London, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 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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Thank KP58
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank twerner
Mount Dora, Florida
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161 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 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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Thank ltorres93
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2255-9225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.