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Braseiro da Gavea

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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: Late Night, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

One of the best steaks I have had in Brazil! Very busy place and I was there in February when a lot of people are away on holiday so if you can, make a reservation. Very friendly staff in a great area of Rio. The brigadeiro was great but it's a giant portion so one piece is probably enough for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carl S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best steaks I have had in Brazil! Very busy place and I was there in February when a lot of people are away on holiday so if you can, make a reservation. Very friendly staff in a great area of Rio. The brigadeiro was great but it's a giant portion so one piece is probably enough for... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are leaving the Leblon beach and want to eat good "picanha" with French fries, that's the place for you. Arrive early for lunch because it's always crowded. Really casual but good food and nice people to chat!

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Thank Fernanda O
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place a half dozen times and I'm going back again for sure this is the best place to get meat in the whole Rio de Janerio. The picanha is definitely the best I ever had and the restaurant is always very very crowded so in order to be seated if you have over 4 people in... More 

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Thank George P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Delicious typical Brazilian food (manly churrasco - meat, rice and farofa). Good price, nice food (fresh and fast) and comfortable place to go and eat with family and friends. A place that people from Rio always go. Not a tourist area. I recommend!

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Thank Carolina P
Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by one local Rio resident, and it was spot on! Not only was the food the best we ate while in Rio (even compared to the most expensive ones we had), but the Staff (who did not speak English - and we no Portuguese) was quite helpful in assisting us select our meal, and saving us... More 

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1 Thank kenrain
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Reopened yesterday after almost 6 months of work, the best picanha meet in town. Excellent chopp, broccoli rice and farofa!!! I love the linguicinha! Amazing waiters, perfect environment!!

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2 Thank MarieVidal
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The best days to go to Braseiro da Gávea are Mondays and Tuesdays at night, when Santos Dumont square is home to a nice happy hour. The food there is good, but the service needs to improve. Seems like the waiters are kindda distracted. Anyway, good news is that Rio is a live city even in the beginning of the... More 

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Thank Diogo V
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Thank Giuseppe P
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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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Thank GBMOLL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Bar, Pizza, Barbecue, Pub, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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