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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Paris, France
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spending a couple of days in Rio, the hotel recommended me this place. Prices start at around BRL 89 and go up to around BRL 150 for a main course. When I asked for a sole, the waiter presented me with a plastic wrapped deep frozen specimen which I turned down. He then came back with a more appetizing filet... More 

Thank Jean L
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On recommendation of some people we met, my husband and I ventured to Shirley for dinner. As you walk by the case of fish at the entry, you know you will have a fresh meal. The menu is filled with lots of options. We chose the snapper for two. It took a while to prepare but was worth the wait!!... More 

Thank Anne S
Ashburton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and did not fail to please. Although not our cheapest meal in Rio they accommodated our wish to share a meal(something we have learned to do as big portions). The king prawns were delicious, service great. English spoken enough to communicate our order. Really enjoyed this restaurant. Good seafood options

Thank ludlow23
New Orleans, Louisiana
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

They have the seafood chilling in a glass counter so you can really see just how fresh it is. Wine is not available by the glass, only by the bottle or half bottle.

Thank kivory11
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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 September 25, 2016

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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271 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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

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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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?