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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 259
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional bar

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Tmarchiore
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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546 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Barcelona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Porto Alegre, RS
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

They sell meat-based sandwiches with cheese and a pineapple slice. Yes, it sounds weird, but tastes surprisingly nice. The service is not the best but the price is fair. Note that this is a very small place, don't go with a big group (10+ people), there will probably not be room for everyone.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We dropped into Cervantes for a bite to eat after a long day of travelling. We ordered some sandwiches and a beer to wash them down. I must say, it was one of the better sandwiches that I have had. The bun was nice and crusty, the filet mignon was thinly sliced and piled on the bun with a slice... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the best picanha I had in Brazil. Small but good restaurant. The meat was amazing and there famous sandwich was tasty too. Reasonable price and good service. Few metesr from the beach. Great place.

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Province of Naples, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I needed a late dinner after the football match at Maracana and I found it at Cervantes. I had a sandwich with filet mignon, cheese and pineapple, a generous portion of french fries on the side and a national brasilian brahma to drink. The sandich was more than ok, good meat and completely stuffed; I recommend this place if you... More 

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sydney
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

To be honest we only went to this restaurant once and perhaps we should have gone a second time to give it a fairer review but unfortunately we found the service to be a bit slow and apathetic as well as the sandwich left a lot to be desired. I tried the one with the liver pate plus meat and... More 

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The Bush
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

if you are after a quick filling meal, go around the corner to Cervantes fast stand up service. Great meat filled sandwiches here, with a selection of meats available in the counter. Pick your meat then add the fillings you want, common are with pineapple and cheese (abacaxi e queijo). They are filling, i love adding the pimenta which really... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had the turkey/pineaple sub, never tried anything similar, amazing! It is also a great place for a CHOPE.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?