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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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Ranked #647 of 8,773 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Memphis, TN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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 143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about O Peixe Vivo

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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