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Cervantes

Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil (Copacabana)
(21) 2275-6147
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Ranked #158 of 8,315 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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English first
Pittsburg, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Easily the best roast beef sandwich and the best roast pork sandwich I have ever had. The meat is perfect. Ask for the English menu if needed and make sure to wash it all down with some Guaraná!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very affordable place offering a large choice of sandwiches. The filet mignon with pineapple and cheese is a must! The one with sausages was also good but we didn't like the one with pork as it was a bit overcooked and dry. The service was average with the waiter just taking of in the middle of our order as we... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have been to Cervantes many times and their Pineapple/Cheese filled meat sandwich is excellent. I always had bad experience with staff.Unfriendly and rude. MIssed my sandwich couple of times and on reminding even dont apologize.

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Brasilia, DF
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you would like to get to know the real pace of life in Rio you have to visit this restaurant. It is a place full of history where the citzens from Rio usually go to have a nice meal and a good chat.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stopped in here based on TA reviews and I'll be honest without them I don't think I'd have noticed the place, and even if I did would have gone in. Not the most inspiring of appearances but well worth the visit. The staff are dressed in ill-fitting white jackets with black bow ties - which is a little out of... More

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Friendly restaurant, servers were fine despite not speaking much English. Other local customers very helpful with suggestions and helping us order. English menus.... the filet sandwich with pineapple a must! Was absolutely delicious and better than the pork sandwich. Wanted to return to try the order filet dishes, but ran out of time.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

After some Caipis on the beach of Copacabana, we got hungry and decided to follow the advice of one of our guide books, telling us that this was the most famous restaurant for good and cheap sandwiches. Since we were a large group of people, they had to make some space for us, but it did work out in the... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This restaurant was right by our hotel. Great sandwiches popular place with quick service didn't even need any sides. I think the fillet mignon was our favorite meat filling.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you go to Rio, you should definitely try this place! It is very simple, but the beef sandwich (file mignon) or the Pernil com abacaxi, are among the best ones I ever had in my life, the chop is excellent and it is a nice place to have a quick lunch, dinner or after hours snack. Great place!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Simple place with great sandwich and beer. The best place to eat after the beach time. There are 3 Cervante in Rio: the original at Copacabana and to more at Barra da Tijuca.

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