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Rua Nelson Mandela 100 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-005, Brazil
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Joao Pessoa, PB
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is pleasant, the food was very good and the portions generous. The service was also swift and pleasant. I enjoyed it more than the first time I ate there. To eat in Nelson Mandela square is always a privileg!

Thank ireland_timothy
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210 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and Great Service!! Really enjoyable food, defiantly recommend the árabe tradicional. Good value and suitable for vegetarians, also great service from friendly staff!

Thank Senhorpowers
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Had not tried other things on the menu, as I am always on the run around this neighborhood - but their esfihas are pretty good, and you should try the Harad tea, which is WONDERFUL.

Thank Andre B
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The food was nice and the price is fair. Easy to find it is a nice option to enjoy with your friends. The restaurante is in a street full of nice places. You can just go there and pick your favorite.

Thank Tdandrade
Joao Pessoa, PB
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Like most restaurants which specialize in Arab food, there are good options for vegetarians. I tried a vegetarian kibbe which was interesting and then a pizza on arab bread which was also good. There are several restaurants and bars in Nelson Mandela Square so it is a fairly lively place. Most of the seating is outside on the pavement. It... More 

Thank ireland_timothy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I spent 3 weeks in Botafogo and this was far and away my favourite place to eat. There are lots of good restaurants around but they were expensive, Harad has excellent food at a price you can afford. Try the fillet mignon, lamburger or trout. All excellent. The beer is also good and not extortionate.

Thank Pabs1212
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Being treated like pariah by wait staff for not being a Brazilian is not the way to run a business. After spending the day at the Olympic events and even wearing a Brazilian scarf, my friend and I arrived at Harad about 9:30pm. From the minute we sat down on an outdoor table, the wait staff treated us with disdain;... More 

Thank Deborah M
Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Friendly trendy restaurant along the busy row of eateries near the Metro station offers fair selection and prices

Thank orchidist
Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2015

Service was prompt and the food was good - basic middle eastern/arabic staples cooked well. The menu was in Portuguese though and the waiters spoke little English. We took pot luck and weren't disappointed. Prices are very reasonable - a good, filling meal with a couple of drinks at £10 -15 pp.

Thank Simon G
Atenas, Costa Rica
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281 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had lunch at this location and were overall pleased with the quality and taste of the food. However the service was very slow and a bit frustrating when the waiter wouldn't bring a glass a wine, a second beer, etc.in a timely manner so the flow of having a nice meal was disruptive. The prices were on a bit... More 

Thank rrodriguez2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nelson Mandela 100 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-005, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighborhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: 2134968000

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

Staying in Botafogo

Neighborhood Profile
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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