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Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
21-22593084
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Ranked #345 of 8,752 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited another location near business centre. All people from banks went there! Short line-up - but it's worth it! Great palm-heart/brie and quinoa salads, black bean soup, quiche and amazing green fresh juices! Best place in Rio on a budget!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While waiting for a table to become available, we ordered a bottled of sparking wine. It wasn't available. Then we chose another one: sold out. Then another one... Nothing. We ended up having the only one available. Silverware was dirty and waiter did not seem to care. I had to change them myself, getting a set from another table. Appetizers... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place offers a good combination of good food and value...all three of us had salted steak with crazy rice (delicious signature dish of rice, bacon etc) and salads. everythjng was beautifully prepared. The service was a bit lazy and the cocktails poorly made but, overall,it was a great night out in a good venue offering food value for money.

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Belo Horizonte Brasil
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's a traditional and well known restaurant chain at Rio. this unit is located in a big house with external area tables, really close to the beach. But in summer, one would rather stay in the internal saloon because of the air conditioned. They serve good salads, pies and grilled food. it's a simple, light but tasteful food. the only... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This restaurant was a few blocks from where my family and I stayed. We passed by a bunch of times and decided to try it out during our last night in Rio. I had the tenderloin steak with the noisette (fried mashed potato balls) which I enjoyed a little too much, ended up ordering more of those. But the star... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Have been to this place a few times and always am irritated by the lackadaisical service. Waiters are ill trained and seem spaced out. Food is reasonable and the price is acceptable.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Everything you need to have a delicious meal in Rio. The portions are ample and by Rio standards generous for the price. Steak, seafood, pasta, salads and cocktails are all delicious. I love the simplicity, it's like being in someone's home that is very neat. Just go and enjoy a relaxed meal.

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california
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We got there and it looked like a former home. The first room had white plastic tables and plastic chairs. The next room was nicer, with mismatched furniture. We sat down and they brought menus in English which was nice. The menu had many appetizers, many salads, and limited entrees. We waited and waited to order. At one point 3... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food was good and very nice ambiance. I recommend it. Location is also great. I would come back................................

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Jerusalem, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

eat as much as you want, and more...great meat, fish, fruit, deserts, salads, everything. You sit down, for 30 minutes or 3 hours - i reccomend avoiding eating before - and Just enjoy fresh meat, great food, sea food as well, everybody inc. children will find what hey want there. There is a big line but it moves quickly and... More 

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Address: Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 21-22593084
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill

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