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“Great seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alfaia

Alfaia
Rua Inhanga, 30, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-060, Brazil (Copacabana)
+55 21 2236-1222
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Ranked #60 of 9,040 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $58
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Very good fish. Order half pprtions since portions are big. Tood grilled fish. Staff can not speak english at all but theu keep good service and attention.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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392 reviews 392 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Noted for Cod”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Get the cod meals, and go with the half portion as this is enough for one person. Drinks are good and atmosphere nice, and is near hotels and beach.

Visited June 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
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56 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic Portuguese restaurant in Copacabana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Alfaia is a small restaurant located almost behind the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel. The most important tip: everything is big, something like a full Codfish dish for 3, maybe 4 people. Ask for a half dish plus some entrees if you are a couple. We were a party of five people and ordered three "half" dishes, so we had the opportunity to try different things. That was perfect. Start with the delicious codfish balls, then try one of the main courses with Codfish again, or any other fish you prefer. As I read in another review, good Codfish is not cheap. So, do not expect a bargain.. I would say the prices is very reasonable. With wine and desert, you will spend something like US$ 50, maybe more depending on the wine, of course.Good to have a reservation since it's not big.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Authentic portuguese codfish with carioca soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Amazing attention, excellent food, small but good wine list. These are the main aspects made me come back to this restaurant... and in both ocasions, I had an excellent food experience ordering the traditional portuguese codfish paired with a portuguese wine.
It is a bit pricey for a non luxury place (the dining room is comfortable, clean and cute... but not luxury!) but worths every peany if you consider the high quality of the service and the food.
Do not miss some of the portuguese specialties for dessert!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice restaurant in Copacabana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for a quiet meal - good service, nice selection of Portuguese food and wines (try vinho verde, a light white wine, especially if weather is warm).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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