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Couve Flor

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Rua Pacheco Leao 724, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-030, Brazil
11:45 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:45 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 6:00 pm
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Rio de Janeiro
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I like going to Couve Flor because I always find many nice sample of foods. Their Japanese sample is ok. Not fancy, but decent California, hot Philadelphia sushis, among others, for Japanese food lovers... Vegetarians and gluten free/lactose free customers will also find what they wish. Regular grilled meats and international foods are also available there. Nobody can say that... More 

Thank Tlustosa
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

its is little noisy, but the food is very fresh and you have lots of choice. It's a kilo restaurant, so you choose what you want and weight the dish. So it's perfect when you are in diet and don't want to pay a lot.

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a kilo type restaurant, one of the 1st of it's style in Rio. Some like this one closed, but I guess it is still open because the food is really good. You can have a little of this and a little of that.

Thank Ricardo1967
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197 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I do not particularly like buffet but this is an easy way of getting fed when time is tight. The meat is better than expected as most meat in a buffer are overcooked but this one was not. Salad were also nice.

Thank Tcicccec
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant after paying the Jardin Botanico a visit. Normally I am not a big fan of buffet style restaurants, because it generates a greedy side in people, by shoving as much food as their plate carries, and after a couple of bites leave it. And go for a second round. In Brazil, however, you are charged... More 

Thank Timothy W
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Upon telling my guide that I'm a vegetarian she suggested this place for lunch, and let's put it this way.. By having a little bit of everything that I could from the savoury options, I ran out of room for dessert! This place is a dream for vegetarians who are tired of limited options in a meat dominated region and... More 

Thank seeblockygo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant chaim have one at UFRJ Camous Ilha do Fundão that is a buffet style, where you have a great variety of very taste food for a reasonable price. It is open for lunch, and believe me it is croweded !!

2 Thank darwinsail
New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The place is a gem near the Botanical Garden. The food is great and the variety is amazing. Like many kilo restaurants in Rio, this one is a buffet where you´ll weight your plate and pay accordingly. The difference here is the quality of the food and the variety offered. Try to avoid the peak hour from noon to 1... More 

Thank Donna C
Rio de Janeiro
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I like this place for a simple lunch, in case you want a quality food fast food...this is a great option. The location is fabulous and if you want a good food and good price, the Couve Flor is one of the best Buffet in the city.

Thank Carioquissima
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192 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A great choice of meals (salads, pasteis, vegetables...), tasty food for reasonnable prices. Unfortunatelly, sometimes pasteis are a bit dry... But "bananas a milanesa" are the best thing I've ate here! You should really taste those ones.

Thank Flora N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Sushi, South American, Japanese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 am - 7:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
11:45 am - 5:00 pm
11:45 am - 5:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
11:45 am - 4:00 pm
11:45 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Pacheco Leao 724, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 021/2239-2191

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