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“Very Satisfying Bahian Food in Rio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bar do Horto

Bar do Horto
Rua Pacheco Leao, 780 | Jd Botanico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 3114-8439
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Ranked #1,178 of 9,040 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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“Very Satisfying Bahian Food in Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are a fan of Bahian cuisine (moqueca, bobo de camarao, etc. -- think lots of fish and shellfish with rich sauces and stews), then this place is an excellent option in Rio. It is in a very pretty neighborhood near the botanical gardens (Jardim Botanico). The service is friendly although not that prompt.

Note: the moqueca and bobo portions for 1 person (half portion) are definitely large enough for two people of a normal appetite, trust me.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Never AGAIN”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I rarely complain but this went too far!
We had a meal with some friends and there meal arrived before ours where our tapioca pizzas were delivered to the wrong table next us. I didn't mention anything as I thought it would come shortly after. Yes shortly after 30 mins I asked the waiter where were our pizzas??? His response was a nothing, not even a sorry he just rushed off to the kitchen... after 20 minutes our food arrived with no apology nothing.
When we asked to speak to the manager apparently he/she had just left and said I should call to complain and nothing will be done as it was a busy evening so everything was delayed??

Good luck, and remember customer is one of the keys to success.

Never again will i recommend or eat at this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Perfect for a lunch after visiting the Botanical Garden.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This restaurant´s location is very welcoming, right next to the Botanical Gardens and the pleasant atmosphere is enhanced by a simple but nice brazilian decor. Service and care, nevertheless, are no more than reasonable and some improvements in that issue, would make that establishment a true jewel. I also prefer the entrees and appetizers than the main dishes, probably because of the lack of an adequate wine list, which I consider a sin.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Okay place!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

It was a friend' s birthday and I had a great time.
The Starters are good, and the atmosphere have old times bar looks...or as called in Portugese Botecos.
the service is ok, it could be gentler.A little indifferent for my point of view.
It must have better views during the day since is located just across Botanical Garden.
Price is reasonable as well.
Nice live music!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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