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Braseiro da Gavea

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Praca Santos Dumont 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
21 2239-7494
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places in Rio. Great meat with good prices. Most orders serve at least two people. Cannot go wrong . One caveat: be prepared for a (very) long waiting time before getting a table especially on weekends.

Thank Markusvinicius
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

As usual, very good! You have to be prepared to wait, as this is a very well known restaurant and very loved one by the cariocas. Typical Brazilian food. This is my favorite restaurant since my childhood. Good for friends and family. I also bring some clients from different countries, when I can, to try the typical Carioca food and... More 

Thank GiuliLC
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We loved this restaurant so much we went twice. First time we went was Sunday afternoon after a walk in the Jardim Botanic. The place was mobbed with local families, and we had an hour wait for a table. Not a problem - order a beer, caipirinha, appetizers, and just enjoy people watching and talking to the many friendly locals.... More 

Thank Mira G
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Delicious steak, definitely the best I tried in Rio, highly recommended. I went with a native carioca, it was her first time too and she now wants to take her family here. The meat was tender and melt in your mouth and the beer was icy cold. We got the picanha braseiro style and I think it could serve three,... More 

Thank kiwiconalas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We want there after our visit of the botanic garden, and oooh it was good! We chose the picanha Braseiro style with the arroz de brocolis, farofa de banana and chips. The service was great, the chops were refreshing and the meat was soo delicious! To top everything, the price was more than reasonnable!

Thank Nicolas M
London, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

so good we went back and back for lunch. Packed with noisy locals the staff weave in between tables serving up super cold beers, large plates and delicious sausages from the grill. No need for starts as the main dishes are big. Chicken is on the menu as are various fish dishes but most people were eating steak - picanha... More 

Thank RickZp
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

One of the most famous places in Rio to get a good picanha, served with arroz com brocolis, farofa de banana and chips. Very nice, typical Brazilian dish. The restaurant is located on a busy square with many great bars where locals hang out.

Thank Auke R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We followed the advice of lonely planet Brazil travel guide and came after visiting Jordim Botanico. We found the place packed with locals, even crowded on the street besides the restaurant, which ment 1 hour waiting list minimum. The restaurant had a creative solution for the long wait - a seperate window selling chopp(draft beer) and small pastries filled with... More 

Thank Elina K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

One of the best places to eat in Rio. The place is nice and very casual. You can be there using any kind of dress.

Thank Mateus B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place to come on a Saturday or Sunday after the beach and see "real Cariocas". If you come on a Thursday night you will see a huge crowd just staring around and having a beer. Get a table on the "varanda" and just watch the crowd. Sunday night is also a good day to see people.

Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Santos Dumont 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 21 2239-7494

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