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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 - 6:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 219
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  • 83
    Average
  • 17
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  • 8
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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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San Diego, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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?