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Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
+55 21 3205-7154
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Ranked #176 of 8,612 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Rio. The food at this restaurant is unusual for Rio for having a variety of spices and flavors. Food is always excellent. Service is very accommodating and friendly, although not always polished. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and laid back, not too loud.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great food, nice atmosphere, very trendy place, maybe not the best service. But we had a very nice evening!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went with my husband after a Rio de Janeiro native suggested this place. The atmosphere was friendly with nice casual attire. The food selection is about right. I ordered the Calamari risotto and my husband the Octopus salad. We had a hard time sharing our dishes with each other because we loved our own choices. My dish was perectly... More

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Napa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and I so glad I made the effort to go. We had made a reservation through the hotel which was a good thing. It is busy. Try the Foie Gras Experience - quite honestly sublime! I had the octopus for the main course which was also excellent and my friend had the Tamarind... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had heard and read good things, and seen the queue outside the door, so booked a table to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The staff were attentive, there was a busy and lively atmosphere, and the menu and specials board were interesting making a choice very difficult. We settled on appetisers to share, garlic prawns, lemon... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For those in a protein diet, it is hard to find options, but not here. The tuna with palm heart spaghetti made me remember the meaning of a good pasta. English is spoken fluently in the restaurant, and siting at the counter is fun and interesting. Reservations are required, as there is always a waiting list on weekends.

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Mexico City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

It was recomended by us by a local whom we know, it was very good, everything was perfect, calamary with pesto and ceviche for entrance and octopus and shrimp as main course all of them were exceptional, also creme brule. Ambience is very relaxed and service was expedite Highly recommended

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

First of all, I must say how impressed I am with the very expensive prices of everything related to food in Rio. You pay a very high price for average food in most of the places... Also, just to remember everyone that my reviews have the intention to warn other people ‎about poor experiences that I had in restaurants and... More

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Rio_For_Partiers, Public Relations Manager at Zuka, responded to this review

hi Hellomoto, thanks for the thorough review. We will study this case and see if the waiter deserves to be fired. tks! cristiano rio for partiers More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here on our last night in town and had a superb dinner. Restaurant décor is very modern - clean, understated/informal yet classy - and the staff (and loads of them) are super-professional. All the food was simply delicious - the main courses, the steak and especially the tuna with wasabi Palm Heart 'pasta' (that you will see so many... More

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Moscow, Russia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Advance bookings are recommended. We had ceviche with white fish for the starter and fried fish with foie gras and filet mingon with risotto. Interesting combination of ingredients. Reasonable bill. Nice atmosphere, although no open air seating for some reason. Also the tables are very close to each other.

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Address: Dias Ferreira, 233b, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 3205-7154
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Contemporary, International

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