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Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil (Santa Cruz)
(21) 2275-6147
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Ranked #189 of 8,661 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Santa Cruz
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Barcelona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I used to eat lunch there with my dad when I a teen. The roast pork, pineapple and cheese sandwich was simply amazing. Years later, Cervantes became my go to eatery for a 3am meal and it was just as good. Fast forward 22 years to the present and it is still awesome. This time, I also ordered the German... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although generous portions and good value for money, took some time for the waiters to get my order, despite a clear explanation of my order. Worth the wait though for it, massive servings won't leave you disappointed.

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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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