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“Best location in Niteroi”
Review of Bistro MAC

Bistro MAC
Ranked #14 of 1,655 Restaurants in Niteroi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Www.bistromac.com.br
Armacao dos Buzios, RJ
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best location in Niteroi”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

The entrance to the restaurant is not obvious if you haven't been there before - its down the curving staircase to the left of the circular pool. The location is great with wonderful views of Guanabara Bay, the Sugarloaf and the famous Rio skyline.
The service is somewhat slow and the food is perhaps not the best in Rio. The menu is simple but the food is, however, well cooked and tasty. You actually eat here for the fabulous view.
The prices won't break the bank either. Not to be missed if you are a tourist and over on the Niteroi side of Rio; Brazilians should eat here as a homage to Oscar Niemeyer. When you leave feel how cool the breeze is blowing over the circular pool even though the actual wind is sweltering. This is successful modern architecture.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Trevor G
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Padua, Italy
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307 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“don't stop”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The bistro is located in the building of the Modern Art, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and this is the only aspect to be remembered. The site is original, but the service is terribly slow even for brazilian style, the food to be forgotten.

  • Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Backbreaking views!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for a drink only so no idea about the food.
The views are spectacular but backbreaking - the windows are so low you must crouch down to see them!
Took half an hour to get a second beer but they did bring a minute plate of nuts as compensation.
You can probably find better views with better service elsewhere in Niteroi.

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Thank Hogget-Lover
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Music and view”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

It is a small restaurant in an amazing building with some wow views.... It doesn't stop there, they have a very good musician playing alone and singing popular songs from rock and roll to reaggue.

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Thank Meyhofer
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Danville, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant waste of money”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Great views! However do not waste your money on the restaurant. Go to the bar for a drink, linger and enjoy the views. Restaurant food is passable at best! The prices are high due to the fact that they know you will not be returning to this restaurant.
NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank lizdanville
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