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Rua do Ouvidor, 10 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2509-2338
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Step Back in Time

Rio Minho is one of the oldest restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. It is also one of the best. I was there for the fourth time and will keep coming back. There is indoor (expensive) and outdoor (more reasonable) seating. I recommend the moqueca capixaba. the half portion was more than enough to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Rio Minho is one of the oldest restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. It is also one of the best. I was there for the fourth time and will keep coming back. There is indoor (expensive) and outdoor (more reasonable) seating. I recommend the moqueca capixaba. the half portion was more than enough to feed me. I have also had the... More 

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Salvador, BA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

off in a corner of Centro, it has a welcoming azulejo wall in the dining room. sit upstairs and you can see all the plates being served below. attentive waiters who tell you that the plates are individual. don't be fooled, they are enormous - sometimes for 3 people. i shared a shrimp risotto that was superb. the marisco plate... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We tried this because it was recommended in the tourist guide for good seafood, and interesting premises in the Portuguese style with lots of tiles. We had lunch and it was a bit of a struggle. It was the only place in Rio where my barely existent Portuguese was better than the waiting staff's non-existent English. A shortened (about 6... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a very good restaurant for a business lunch as the interior is not too large and relatively quiet. The wood panels wall remind me of an older classic restaurant setting. The food is very good and some items are available in two person portions. The service is very attentive.

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The soup Leão Veloso is great and you can see that there is a concern about the quality of the dishes. One time I ordered a grilled octopus with rice and broccoli, when the waiter was delivering the dish, he realized that they did the octopus accompanied by "rice with broccoli." Before I could say anything he apologized and made... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is the oldest restaurant in the Rio, having been founded in the nineteenth century. Among its illustrious regulars, one can quote the Baron of Rio Branco, considered the father of Brazilian diplomacy. This restaurant breeds history. From the colonial townhouse to the blue Portuguese tiles on the wall, everything makes you feel as if you were travelling through time.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Rio Minho is a classic and tradtional Fish restaurant located on the "city center", at Rua do Ouvidor, right at the "begining" close to wear probably the bay used to reach it. It has obvisoulsy an enormous tradition, dating back to the days Brazil was still had a King and was an Empire. The restaurant has amazing art work (... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This restaurant is a very traditional one in the city. It has more than 120 years old. The speciality is sea food and you can taste real brazilian food there, but the cost-benefit is not good. The restaurant is a little expensive for what it offer, specially regarding the beverages.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

very expensive, I complained about the fish taste and the chef de cuisine was very very impolite, I do not recommend this restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Ouvidor, 10 | Centro, 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) 2509-2338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?