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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Brazilian, Bar
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the 70's and 80's I went there countless times for late late night food, usually tender (ham) pineapple sandwich or any steak. Now whenever I get back to Rio I have to check it out and, wow, the waiters changed but the food didn't....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Claus D
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Cervantes was recommended to us by many so we stopped by for lunch. The servings were very generous and my friend and I certainly could have shared one sandwich and the chips as neither of us were able to finish our own.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SMMaxwell
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Nothing to add to the praise here. The steak & pineapple sandwich is that good. I was on a 10 pm flight back to London and went here for a late afternoon meal hoping it would fill me up so I wouldn't be hungry on...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Longtimexpat1
Reviewed July 1, 2018

A friend of mine told me about the steak sandwich, thus, I just had to go. Ate there a few times during my stay in Rio!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank pbhomey
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Cervantes is one of my favourite restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. I go there once a month precisely to seek out the Batatas Portuguesas (homemade crisps/ potato chips). The restaurant stays open until the early hours, I believe most days it remains open until 6am....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the Fillet Mignon sandwich with Pineapple & Cheese! (Add a bit of their HOT sauce for perfection) It's a perfect steak sandwich. The meat was juicy and tender and flavorful! In the category of street foods / sandwiches , this place gets...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Uberfluss
Reviewed January 31, 2018

This was the first restaurant we ate in and were amazed at the size of the portions! The food was good quality and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient. Popular with locals and families.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Svea
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Eating in Rio is tuff. Cozy restaurants that serves great food are usually expensive. Cozy restaurants that serves great food and offers great services are like diamonds in the desert. Cervantes is an exemple of what you will usually find in Copacabana: an uncomfortable and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank J9585ZLdanielp
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Went here on a recommendation from a friend who lives in Rio. It was in walking distance of our place and we had just arrived at night from a long flight so thought the walk would do us good. The food was just what we...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DianeG2015
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Ive only been here for their massive filet mignon, pineapple, and cheese sandwiches, but that alone is enough for me to give them 5 stars. Granted this is not gourmet food, but I love these sandwiches! Perfect with a chopp on a Sunday afternoon to...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank U8775DCjohnh
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