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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 #186 of 8,614 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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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 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading a tour guide piece about Cervantes in Copacabana we decided to give it a go. Unfortunately it was not open on the day we first went however undaunted we revisited the scene the following day. The retuarant does not open until noon however the meal was well worth the wait. I ordered the smoked ham and pineapple which... More

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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>  > Copacabana
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar, Sandwiches

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