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Big Nectar

Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Cafe, Fast Food
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Rua Teixeira de Melo 34A | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-010, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Fair prices, there's a chain of them. I often at the one near Rua Miguel Lemos too. Favorite plate- chicken rice beans fries for 21.90 Real(6.25 US). Filling and good.

Thank Skysoldier4life
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Popped into this juice bar for a quick bite on the way to the beach. Absolutely the best presunto e queijo salgado in Rio. Super cheap and efficient, would return,

Thank AshleaJayne
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

if you want good Brazilian snack foods (pastel, coxinha, pao de Queijo) definitely stop by here. really good juices, too. acai is up to par.

Thank Alex B
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recommend that anyone that comes to Rio must experience the Big Nectar. It is a great place to get a snack and juice. Very reasonable in price.

Thank travelguy5335
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Last carnival i got very frustrated in this place. On a meal they use to price as R$5,00 they overpriced it to R$10,00 just because "it's carnival"

Thank Rafael C
Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you don't wanna pay much for a fair meal, that's the place. You will find one of them almost every corner in ipanema and copacabana. That's a pretty simple place to eat a meal. For non-brazilians, it's an experience of eating what brazilians eat every day. They have also many fresh fruits and natural juices or vitamins made in... More 

Thank Mwtheo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I ate here every morning for 2 weeks was such a cool place to sit and eat, food was amazing fair price. Didnt have one bad meal here the juice is amazing too. Great place to experience.

Thank Jordan H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food is pretty honest, the cheeseburger is good, the service is fast and the juices are amazing! If you're looking for a quick lunch or snack i recommend it!

Thank Vivi_rojas
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

This place is a fun and friendly cafe bar The staff are super friendly (and cute - the guys and the girls) and it is open late. We left at 1:30 am tonight. The food is fine - tasty and well cooked, but basic fare. Not anything fancy, but very adequate. Great location on a buzzing bar and restaurant street.

Thank Neil R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This juice bar is similar to many others but its location on General Osorio square (where the Hippie Fair is held) was great. The waitresses offered us menus in English as they heard us discussing what to order and were helpful in ordering what we wanted. We came back the next day due to its convenient location. The next day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brazilian, Cafe, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Teixeira de Melo 34A | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 21-2522-1354

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

Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.