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Guacamole Cocina Mexicana

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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American
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Avenida Olegario Maciel 542, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22621-970, Brazil
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves fairly decent food and resonance prices in a truely fantastic environment. There wasn't much English spoken but we had a good night where we were made to feel welcome. The food was decent, hot and tasty enough and at prices that were pretty reasonable and portions better than average. We shared a main course and the cocktail... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night and cannot fault anything! Best meal I've had in Rio so far, and it totally lifted my spirits as I have been struggling to find good food that doesn't have meat in it. I had the ceviche which was good, and the shrimp quesadilla - which was excellent (mildly spicy even though it had 3... More 

Thank Holiday_lovin_Kiwi
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As regular Mexican food consumers, we were excited when Guacamole was recommended by most anyone we spoke to as the best Mexican in Rio. Unfortunately, the standard is pretty low. For a restaurant whose name is "Guacamole", the guacamole was the most disappointing -- pale, gray and lacking much flavor. The burrito and fajitas were generally decent, not great, but... More 

Thank GarrettG373
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place where you can go with friends to celebrate special occasions. They serve good Mexican food. The atmosphere is definitely fun, since they have live music with a group of "mariachis" singing famous hits in Spanish. Margaritas are nice and the staff is very friendly. They just open for dinner. Stay away if you don't enjoy... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

12 of us went for food here, and had a great night until the end (which I'll get to) Great drinks and food selection, with continuing entertainment from the mariachi band, going table to table and Mr and Mrs Tequila scouting round, pouring shots and giving alternative head massages to unsuspecting customers - if you have neck or back issues,... More 

Thank Noisebird
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Food was ok. They love pushing tequila on you. If you lose you're ticket basically security wont let you leave even that you have a receipt that you paid.

Thank Konrad M
Aarhus, Denmark
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Went there with a few friends. The mariachis they have playing are super cool, very loud, but cool. The staff is nice and enthusiastic for the most part. We ordered burritos and nachos, with the nachos as starters. However, we only received the burritos, and after they were eaten, the nachos arrived. That doesn't mean the food wasn't good, because... More 

Thank KayaRosell
Santa Clara, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Being in Barra for a couple of months, this became a regular stop every couple of weeks. We enjoyed the mixed fajitas for two, the pork and pineapple quesedillas and steak burritos. If you arrive after 8-8:30 there is often a mariachi band (extra cover charge added) and a man and/or woman circulating with tequila shots. The shots would often... More 

Thank russandsheila
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was alright.. The starter and the dessert was really good! But the main course was a little boring and not very Mexican! A lot of fun music and the staff is good!

Thank Anna-Louise B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and atmosphere, great and friendly service, fun music and people buuuuut LOUD, get ready for some must have tequila

Thank Sara K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Olegario Maciel 542, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22621-970, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552131780134

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