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Rua Gustavo Sampaio 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010, Brazil
55 21 22751398
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old, almost secretive (for tourists) little restaurant,mosthly known by locals.If you like sea food and or Spanish cuisine, in a very simple atmosphere, this is the place

Thank Rodbm
Los Gatos, California
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Rio for a total of 5 days, travelling with our own tour operator who knows many Cariocas (Rio locals). This was the best restaurant we found in Rio, and one of the best in Brazil. We toured the country for 28 days. Shirley is all about seafood, and they display the fresh seafood they offer at the... More 

Thank ClaireWilson36
Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place can be famous in Rio, but it is not worthy at all. the worst cost-to-benefit one can expect. we had fried calamari and a seafood paella. we stayed 24 hours without any food because of a harmful digestion after eating this food. however, it is a pretensious place runaway from this fake paella, there are much other places... More 

Thank adrianafquintas
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Except for the good caipirinha, Spanish food is far beyond a good quality food. Paella resembles a real paella, not good at all. All fishes and crustáceos have terrible aspect. Lobster is fake, very dry... Paella is terrible. Cook has never eaten a real paella. Has no idea what is a real paella. So do not spend a dime on... More 

Thank Adriana Q
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This renowned restaurant has a tasteful food. My friends, my husband and myself had a pleasant night at this small place and a very special dinner. Seafood lovers will appreciate it. Great fish and seafood! I recommend it.

Thank simonerodrigues
Southampton, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a bite to eat and drink. Had the chicken ball thing which was nice and a white coffee. Prices are not too high here. Tried a custard tart that my friend had, which was nice. Remember to bring cash with you as it's a cash only cafe. Nightmare for someone like me who is a cashless person!

Thank Fordy2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This fish restaurant was recommended by a tour guide who was very good and I have done a seperate review on him. The fish looked good quality and the Octupus salad starter was superb. We had the fish bisque soup which was okay and we followed that with a Paella which was very nice but the quantity was large! Service... More 

Thank 12KBBT
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

It was our first night in town and got recommended to Shirley to try their seafood dishes, especially lobster and prawns. So we ordered a soup each for entree, a lobster and a prawn dish for sharing. It was very tasty and the seafood are fresh! However, that meal cost us about 600reals ($200AUD), which is considered very expensive by... More 

Thank TonyWai
Miami Beach
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We had the grilled lobster and Octopus. They were excellent. Service was superb. Food was worth the price. Clean and busy.

Thank dive2spear
Ancaster, Canada
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226 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice visit here for dinner. Shrimp dish was great and fish dishes had huge amounts of food. Wait staff were attentive but didn't know wines very well. Pricey but the amount of food was impressive. They also show you your food before it is cooked. Quick service

Thank JMark2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gustavo Sampaio 610 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leme
  • Neighborhood: Leme
  • Phone Number: 55 21 22751398

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