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Braseiro da Gavea

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Lagoa
Barbecue, Brazilian, Bar
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Praca Santos Dumont, 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
21 2239-7494
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 31
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For sure a Picanha that u should try in Rio

Yes the strong main point of this place is an excellent Picanha, so good I've been there already 3 times! For the rest the place is a standard Rio brasserie, in a very good location and near by there are plenty of other places you can go after to drink a cold beer. The negative part is the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Giuseppe P
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Yes the strong main point of this place is an excellent Picanha, so good I've been there already 3 times! For the rest the place is a standard Rio brasserie, in a very good location and near by there are plenty of other places you can go after to drink a cold beer. The negative part is the price a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Was there for a quick dinner on a sunday eve. Although the place is quite informal and super busy (it looks like a must-go for cool young Rio people that hang around on the street while drinking and eating something ) the service is quick and efficient. Good picana although not the best in town (fair value for money). It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great neighborhood place. We were taken here by a colleague from Rio. Great atmosphere and top notch barbecued meat. Highly recommended.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I went two times to Braseiro da Gávea, while I was in Rio. The restaurant is very well located, the food is just excelent and after you get out from it you have to enjoy a cold beer in the street surrounded by hundreds of people, and enjoy the temperature of the night.The only issue is that you always have... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

For a change, go there for a picanha, or just for a couple of beers and feel the great atmosphere around the place. Definitely after 11 pm, and outside.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are visiting Rio, this is a must go. The food is OK, but the atmosphere is great. It is the best option for at the famous Baixo Gávea, an icon for the bohemian scene in Rio de Janeiro. Don't expect great food, but lots of nice people.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hi all, I would like to share with you this place that I consider one of the most Carioca's place to lunch in Rio! The meat like te famous Picanha is great and serve easily 2! The Portuguese Stile Fries are awsome crunchy! And you need to try the Farofa with Banana or eggs! They toguether makes one if the... More 

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Palmela, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be outside.Inside the noise is terrible. After 8PM long waiting time to get a table. I've been there several times.

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Awesome Steak! Packed with locals, busy and noisey. Delicious gratis sausages to snack before ordering. I strongly recommend this place!

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Picanha w/ broccoli rice and probably the best farofa I had during my stay in Brazil. A little banana in farofa makes all the difference, so delishhhh!!!! i HIGHLY recommend this spot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Santos Dumont, 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 21 2239-7494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Brazilian, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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