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Jardim Secreto

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Av. Das Tres Cachoeiras 3899, Penedo, Itatiaia, State of Rio de Janeiro 57200-000, Brazil
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with pleasant environment. Good food and fantastic desserts. Very professional service eventhough slightly lacking in warmth. I think definitely worth a visit.

Thank tarulaki
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant 4 times over the last years whenever we stayed in Penedo. I think it is the best one in town. The prices are honest and the food has always been of good quality and tasty. Maybe not inventive cuisine but not deceiving. The waiters are attending well and the place is nice.

Thank Koen v
Level Contributor
57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

After checking all good comments here, we decided to try this restaurant ourselves in one of our trips back to Sao Paulo and were very much satisfied with this great experience. The place is just cute and charming. The service was excellent (it does not seem that you are still in Rio), especially all the care from Joao and Joel,... More 

Thank Luisa C
Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2017

If you are staying in Penedo for a few days, you have to include a dinner here. I would always ask for the trout (done in may different ways).

Thank edhua
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a beatiful place, well located, great ambience. The food was good, really good, the price is fair, you pay for the place and not just the food. Unfortunatly my visit was disturbed by a very loud kid, the parents didn't even care about there kid (a 7 years old ) shouting every time, but after 2 waitress asked to... More 

Thank Leonardo B
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews I had high expectations of this restaurant. I was not disappointed in any way. From the lovely well tended garden, to the tastefully appointed dining area and the spotless restrooms, every detail in this place show a labor of love and tireless dedication. The service was friendly, the waiters attentive and well informed. We were a... More 

Thank PassingThruAmericas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Secret Garden is a wonderful and a romantic place to take your love for a quiet and romantic bite or two. ALthough we were at Penedo as part of a business visit, we decided to go here as it was highly recommended by the local staff. We found the food portions to be small as compared to other restaurants... More 

Thank Rahul D
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The place per se is beautiful, and mysterious like the name says: Secret Garden. The story says that was the General Geisel, former Brazilian President, summer house. The service, the food and the ambience are amazing! I recommend making a reservation.

1 Thank Stephanie C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Nice ambiance, excellent service, fantastic food. The waiter, Wesley, was particularly polite and attentive.

1 Thank Fabio K
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, the staff is very friendly and the food delicious! I try fish"truita asalmonada" was fresh and tasty, the same with the "filet mignon"

1 Thank Marl3ny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, International, Mediterranean, European, South American, Brazilian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Das Tres Cachoeiras 3899, Penedo, Itatiaia, State of Rio de Janeiro 57200-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Itatiaia  >  Penedo
  • Phone Number: +55(24)3351-2516

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?