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“amazing food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aconchego Carioca

Aconchego Carioca
Rua Barao de Iguatemi, 379 | Praça da Bandeira, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(0055) (21) 2273-1035
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Ranked #165 of 9,756 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Rio de Janeiro
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“amazing food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Food is amazing but overpriced. Nice beer selection and nice atmosphere. I like the different way that the brazilian food is made. I love bolinho de feijoada (feijoada cake - but it sells at other restaurants).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Worth the wait? Absolutely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Some quick words and tips for this restaurants:

1. First on the down side. You cannot book a table at this restaurant. The only thing you can do is show up, and put your name on the waiting list. Some people take 15 to 30 minutes, just stay for just a drink or can sit and eat for hours. So the waiting time is variable.

2. You could wait up to an hour for a table and there isn't much to do around as there are nothing special in that street during the night. There is pub just in front, but you have to check in regularly as don't expect them to look for you. If your name is called and you are not standing on the door, they will call in the next on the list and your name will be scrapped from the waiting list.

3. The pricing is quite high when you first look at the menu and the venue in itself (a bit overpriced), but the food is worth the money.

4. The waiters and the service is not up to - let's say my expectation - unless you have some Brazilian friends with you, it will be quite challenging to place an order.

5. On the up side, the food is simply fantastic. Absolutely worth the wait. The starters .... Wawooo. Delicious. The main course, absolutely great. However a word of caution, please do not order a main dish per person. The portions are generous and cooked from the heart. Please, one dish for 2 people. But don't worry if you want to try them all, they will wrap the remaining food for you.

In summary, I will certainly go back again, next time I am in Rio. Absolutely.

Dr. MAK.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprising in every detail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

One of the best experiences I've ever had in a restaurant. Food is delicious, combination of flavor is surprising: highlight for the feijoada cake. You can't have enough of it! The beer selection is amazing and service is also very good. Make sure you arrive early on the weekends and spend as much time as you can tasting their great food.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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“Excellent restaurant with Brazillian food and great beer list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Aconchego is an excellent place for tasting the traditional brazillian food and some tipical "boteco" food from Rio. It's a simple but nice place and they already have an excellent beer list .

Excellent choice in Rio de Janeiro

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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“OK but not great”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The taxi ride was about 40 minutes from Leblon. The food was good at best. The appetizer was good but the main course which was steak was dried out. I expected more from the write-up and the long taxi ride. There are a lot of great restaurants in Leblon so save the taxi fare.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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