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Rua Aristides Espinola 19 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
+55 21 2294-1049 / 2294-1695
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent portugese food

If your not hungry , dont go here . This is a big meal. I was thrilled to have what seemed to be home cooked authentic portugese food . I cant find that in the us . Its an old school restaurant and it was full We showed up at 930 for our 900 reso but people were coming in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Pacmandoctor
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If your not hungry , dont go here . This is a big meal. I was thrilled to have what seemed to be home cooked authentic portugese food . I cant find that in the us . Its an old school restaurant and it was full We showed up at 930 for our 900 reso but people were coming in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

So I had read the reviews but several Rio locals had recommended Antiquarius which is a bit of an institution here. An old restaurant, quite fancy and kind of old school, but let's focus on the food. The Couvert; you don't really have a choice with this. As soon as you sit down, breads, dips, pastries, roasted eggplant, croquettes, cheese... More 

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Monaco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were recommended this so rolled up to eat. This was 4 days ago. It was so uninspiring that I can't even remember what we eat. Staff unpleasant. Save your money. It's interesting how the Americans like it, the Europeans don't. What does that say about food in the USA????

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Rio de Janeiro
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is, with no doubt , the best Restaurant in Rio. The excellent service, the best portuguese-brazilian food, and all the people are there almost more then 20 years, so they know what you need, before you enter the place. Startings are fantastic, and meals are unique. Just the best experience if you want take a soft or hard drink,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

amazing grilled seafood; the service is beyond belief and the food across the board is some of the most creative amazing dishes you will find

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have been going to Antiquarius for over 30 years now and the quality has always been excellent and unchanged. Yes, it s a pricey restaurant, but portions are so big that the staff is not surprised or looks down on you if you decide to share. The appetizers brought immediately to your table are what Brazilians call "couvert"and stand... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Classic restaurant in Rio with great service. The "couvert" is a great way to start. Afterwards, I suggest the duck rice and the Bacalhau do Abade (not in the menu but you should order anyway). Although expensive, dont eat before going because the the plates are pretty big.

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hongkong
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Searching from trip advisor for the Portuguese cuisine, finally we decided to give it a try tonight, It is 100% my honest review, no prejudice. Upon arrival at 7.40, there were only two peoples eating.during our dinner, it comes 2-3 tables till we leave around 9 pm. First the deco, neat and tidy, nothing special.no characteristic .we ordered only 3... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This top rated restaurant was very good. We arrived early, around 7:15pm, then the food started coming to our table. This was the couvert which is just automatically brought to your table and then you are charged. We had cod fritters, bread, pate, bolinhos, cheese and a few other things. This was all good, but by the time our main... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We came back to this restaurant because everyone talks about it. Service is very good, waiters speak good english. The menu is very nice, very brazilian. The food is good but there is a lot to eat so don't order to much. We had starters like crab gratine delicious and bacalau amazing. Then the lamb is delicious but so big!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Aristides Espinola 19 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2294-1049 / 2294-1695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?