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O Caranguejo


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

We ordered Portuguese sardines and empanadas from the first page of the menu. They brought six large sardines, too much to finish, and charged a reasonable US$15. The empanadas were much less costly and both dishes were very good. BEWARE; The waiter kept directing us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 443scott
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The place is horribly cramped and I couln´t fit under my table except with my legs apart ! The stars "Casquinhinha de Siri" and "Casquinha de Garanguejo" ( Crab ) were made from the same inedible and tasteless stuff. A total disaster ! Toilets were...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Know for the “empadas” but those didn’t impress me. Very small. The “pastéis” were way better. Meals are huge. An half portion is perfect for two. Service is very good. Prices a bit expensive.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank FlyingTuga
Reviewed November 24, 2017

We had 3 dinners here cos the food was that good. The food was amazing and fresh.. great taste that lingers :)

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Suveshnee M
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Everything is delicious here. Don't forget to try their 'pastel de camarão' (shrimp pastry) and 'moqueca de camarão' (shrimp stew), and also their wonderful passion fruit caipirinha.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank amazonottgirl
Reviewed November 5, 2017

I had dinner here in October and the food was excellent. I ordered the seafood moqueca and it was enough for 3 people. It was very tasty with shrimp, fish, and squid in a wonderful sauce. I couldn't stop eating it. The bolinhos de bacalhau...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank GREG C
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on Sunday.extremelybusy and was squeezed into a tiny table. Ordered the crab in shell, crab soup and a main of octopus. All too much in portion . We noticed that no one else finished their food but took it Home as a doggy...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank nolanar
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, tasty and good service! Location is good and it is a very traditional place to go to!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 283BarbaraT283
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at this restaurant on my first night in Rio, had dome nice caipirinhas, casquinha de siri ( crab meat on a shell ) and some sardines the place is great as is full of cariocas ( locals from Rio) and great location...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank SleepyTopCat-BR
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

A great seafood restaurant not far away from Copacabana. We had the "Sinfonia das frutas do mar" (Mixed seafood platter) which was absolutely fantastic. It can easily be shared by 4-6 persons. You get lobster, squid and octopus, king prawns, and various types of fish....More

Date of visit: April 2017
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everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
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