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Cervantes

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Santa Cruz
Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches
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Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil
(21) 2275-6147
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 84
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious but expensive

This place has the best sandwich in Rio. My favorite is Filet Mignon, Cheese and Pineapple....is perfect!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My favourite place to visit. Great service, great dining atmosphere and delicious food. I really recommend everyone to give it a try.

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Temecula, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have been coming here since 2004. In the summer of 2005 we descended upon Cervantes every other day with half of a youth soccer team from Santa Monica. In 2014 we managed to get a table even on the evenings of the Italy v England and Mexico v Brasil World Cup matches. Tonight we went for the second time... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place has the best sandwich in Rio. My favorite is Filet Mignon, Cheese and Pineapple....is perfect!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

To go to Rio and not experience Cervantes is like not going there. Excellent snacks and the traditional pineapple add on makes it really unique. Good quality appetizers and also draught beer. Really worth to visit!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is a whole in the wall with amazing food!!! Very local place Togo! Famous for there sandwiches !! Must try the filet mignon sandwich with cheese and pineapple !! It's to die for

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Immingham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my colleagues who are locals. They said it was the oldest restaurant in Rio. Unfortunately I think they might be right as the decor was terrible (some sort of sheet pinned to part of the ceiling covering up some disorder or other). Food was not much better. The dish I chose was recommended (some... More 

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Vila Seca, Spain
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We decided to visit this place once we read some good tips from many different books and forums. It's quite good but, probably I expected a better experience. They have flavorful dishes and big portions and staff is very kind. We spent about 120 R$ (about 40€) a sandwich (especially recommended pork, cheese and pineapple), chicken salad (very very huge... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's a "must go" place. Of course, the best thing to eat are the sandwiches and the draft beer, it's one of the best in Rio. Never had a bad time there.

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been coming to Cervantes for about 6 years now and it's still one of my favorite late night restaurants in Rio. That said, I usually come to Brazil in the low season (June), but this year have come in January. And yes everywhere is packed and Cervantes, no exception. I mention the crowds maybe as an excuse because my... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I love this place and every time I go back to Rio I go there. I love the narrow environment, the waiters, the authentic local clients and the sandwich with meat and cheese. An experience to type in the heart of copacabana.

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Additional Information about Cervantes

Address: Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil
Phone Number: (21) 2275-6147
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Cruz
  • Neighborhood: Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (21) 2275-6147

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 am

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