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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 #156 of 8,500 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love the sandwiches here ... They all come with pineapples and are big. I always order the "salsichao" and " filet mignon" with pineapple and cheese. I also get the "Romeo Juliette " dessert. There are basically a couple of these places throughout RJ and I have been to all of them and recommend the food and specially the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Take the fillet minion with the pineapple. Don't use the take out service - eat inside - the meat is much better. You will get a sandwich you will want to come back to.

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Astoria, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was probably the most enjoyable meal I ate anywhere in Rio. It's a classic Brazilian boteco, which is essentially an American-style bodega that serves food and beer. People order and either take it to go or, preferably, lounge around the counter and chat each other up. We did the latter, and opted for the famous pork/ham sandwich with pineapple.... More

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Miami, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a very simple place, I even prefer to go and eat at the bar (like the cold cuts area in a supermarket) standing, pairing this amazing sandwich with a natural juice (this is in a difference entrance than the restaurant). In this place, for me what is worthwhile are the pork and pineapple sandwich. They do not hesitate... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The sandwiches sound strange at first because they all have pineapple, but definitely get the pineapple. They are delicious, the only complaint is that they are a little expensive. The service is great and much faster than other places I have visited in Rio.

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Pittsburg, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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