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Santo Scenarium Bar e Restaurante

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Brazilian, Bar, South American, International, Contemporary
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Rua do Lavradio 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
5531479007
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant serves high quality food, with a nice interior. I really had a good lunch, but the price is a premium compared to restaurants locals will consider.

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Thank Tom D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch with 25+ people. A bit on the expensive side given it's in the business district, but the food is worth the money. A large selection of Brazilian and international dishes, good size portions.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We came on a weekday for lunch, have to wait on the line, then wait for the waiter to take the order. Some women sat beside us 20 minutes after we had taken our order and they received their food first!!! On top of that we paid 130 Reais!! For a normal meal... Won't come again...

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Thank Juan P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I have a wonderful 01-hour business lunch and team meeting here and unfortunately I had such a short time there. The menu is full of great surprises with all traditional choices of typical Brazilian food. It is a 2 floors building with a remarkable well decorated atmosphere with lots of antiques unique pieces. Do not forget to recharge your phone... More 

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Thank Mauro T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

If you think you will only hear samba at the heart of Lapa you are completely wrong! Santo Sacenarium - from the same owner of Rio Scenarium and at the same street (Lavradio) - offers you good music (as jazz bossa nova and so on) good meals drinks and service. Try a 'caipirinha' and enjoy jazz in Lapa - a... More 

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Thank MLB113
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is Worth a visit with its Church antiques Good food with efficient service I recommend : i am having lunch ah least 3 Times a week

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Thank FamilyBrasil
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Santo Scenarium is a great spot for drinks and food in Lapa. We came here after visiting Escaderia Selaron. The caipirinha's were fantastic and super cheap! The food was exceptional (also really cheap). We had the shrimp and cheese bites, the cod balls, and steak strips with fries. The steak with fries was one of my favorite steaks in Rio!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We were staying overnight at the dismal and depressing airport Novotel, in transit from Paraty to an early morning flight to Salvador de Bahia. Taxis were unwilling to take us to Santa Teresa for dinner, but suggested this street in Lapa, which we were saving on our list for later on after our return to Rio. So we hit onto... More 

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Thank anita w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has three floors to choose from with some sections only for drinks or snacks or ... Live music on the base floor with dancing action. Most appealing about this huge restaurant is its jawdropping decoration which is like exploring an attic that has accumulated household items over the last hundreds of years.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We chosed this place for the really charming interior. And it is a really good place for just a drink or a beer. But don't eat here. The food was terrible!

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Thank you for sharing your experience . We'll take your comment to direction. Hugs, Scenarium team . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Brazilian, Bar, South American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Lavradio 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 5531479007

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.