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“if you really like to waste money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sobrenatural

Sobrenatural
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 432 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
21 2221-9465
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Ranked #599 of 8,451 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
Heidelberg, Germania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“if you really like to waste money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nothing special apart the price. Really touristic and well furnished, but the food is not as good as expected when you watch the prices. Try to follow the instinct instead of guides, in Rio.

Visited October 2012
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Rio_For_Partiers, Public Relations Manager at Sobrenatural, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
HI Mark, every restaurant has a specialty, and Sobrenatural`s is their moqueca. They have what many consider to be the best moqueca in the state of Rio. So next time, focus on that, and you will see that it offers an amazing cost x benefit.

Moqueca next time!
Cheers
Cristiano
Rio for Partiers
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Fulham
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Could do better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The monkfish we ordered was fine.

The dauphin potatoes for 28 real were nothing more than unsliced boiled potatoes with a bit of cheese on the top.

Somehow or other the bill came to 156 real – to which the staff had added a further 30 real. We asked what the 30 represented and were told it was for ‘service’. Needless to say we paid the 156.

Whilst we were there several couples sat down, but left when they saw the prices on the menu. The best thing about the evening was the guitar player.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood, incredible food, ok staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The food feels like it was just pulled out of the ocean, delightfully tasteful. Got the "casuela de mariscos", which was out of this world. The staff speaks ZERO English which makes it a huge challenge to get a table and the order through but totally worth a true Brazilian spot experience and the neighborhood is SOOOOOO worth the trip up.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Sobrenatural. We had the saffron seafood risotto. Although the serving was for two it could have easily fed three. This meal still stands out as one of my favorites during our two week trip in Brazil.

Visited September 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Decent fish restaurant but you will have to pay for the music!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

In terms of top quality restuarants, Santa Teresa doesn't have a great variety to choose from (partly down to its size), however this comes highly recommended whichever guide you read.

The menu is varied, with a number of different fish on there which I hadn't tried before (literally every dish on the menu is prepared for 2 people to share due to the actual size of the fish). We went for Wreck Fish which I found to be succulent and flavoursome, with a decent helping of new potatoes and a shrimp sauce on the side. They had a nice selection of beers, and the puddings were OK (wasn't expecting much from the dessert menu anyway as the restaurant tends to be all about the fish).

On reflection I would say it's slightly overpriced, and I didn't welcome the fact they charged us a music fee for the band playing in the corner. You only become aware of this when paying the bill and they certainly weren't worth the R$30 we paid!!

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