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L'Escale Tantra Restobar

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Contemporary, International
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Travessa de Santana 14 | Praia dos Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

A wonderful experience at the Ossos end of Buzios, perhaps a half hour´s walk from the centre of town, along the Bardot promenade to where the shops and restaurants are less jazzy and more authentic. This is a gem and a nugget. A tapas bar where you can watch the world go by from a simple wooden balcony with tables... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

As French citizens, we chose this restaurant (my in-law already ate there several times). The location is perfect because you are in a calm part of Buzios, far away from crowd and noise. The decoration of the restaurant is lovely and sober. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Finally... Food ! It was awesome. My ceviche was fresh and tasty. They... More 

1 Thank Flora N
New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

My wife and I came here during our honeymoon and had the most amazing meal. The restaurant is small and peaceful - I would recommend sitting outside if you can. The owner is delightful and provides super friendly service. The menu has lots of different options - we had the lobster and white fish - both were fantastic. They also... More 

Thank Shannon T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

The picanha (meat cut which is popular in Brazil) ao Gorgonzola is perfect. Premium quality beef served with thousand layer potatoes and salad. Cozy place with a view to the pier, great food. Nice French restaurant run by its owners, who also run a small hotel next to the restaurant. For desert we shared the profiteroles - a must if... More 

Thank Nathalie A
Bogota, Colombia
1 review
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Didn't like the food at all. We ordered 6 different plates, and only the chicken was good, the rest was tasteless. Capirinha was good!!

Thank gdmendez88
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Lovely bistro with a french touch and friendly owners. Had a great time, great meal and a great talk with everybody. Everything is "maison", i.e. house made, and you should try the patés and terrines. fish, locust, octopus... very good.

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Thank Larcheril
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Best in Butzios.. Do i have to say more.. The chef know how to handle Food, i have Eat on many Michelin Stars, but this guy have High skill, Will i come back, Ouhh Yes.. Thx for good Food and great service..

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Thank andresbeck_13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed February 6, 2016

L'Escale was a great find. The food was superb in this cozy French restaurant and rivals anything you could get in Paris or Lyon. The quiche was incredible -- best I've ever had -- the lobster perfectly cooked, and the potatoes that accompanied it were superb. And the service was warm and friendly. If you like French food, this is... More 

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Thank ghnath
2 reviews
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Nice Location, good restaurant, good air-condition, good breakfast, good cleaning, very helpful owners:) Down side: Small rooms, bad water pressure in the shower, quality of the room, ok.

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Thank Stig D
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

A place who will not destroy Brazilian seafood. Reasonable prices for the one that pays happily for a good meal. And for that I mean not only excellent ingredients and owner-personal attention, also the chef mixes local products with slight touches of French cuisine. After 4 years coming every season to Buzios, I finally founded a more than respectable please.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
Seafood, Contemporary, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa de Santana 14 | Praia dos Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: 5521969580114
Tantra Restobar brings specialties of contemporary cuisine with wide variations ranging from Moqueca Caribeña to vegetarian foods . The preparation of the dishes will surprise your sight, smell and above all taste .

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