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“Boteco, not bar!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jobi

Ranked #140 of 13,576 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $64
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Leblon
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Boteco, not bar!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Jobi is the translation of Boteco (not a bar)
Always packed with a enormous variety of people, from politicians to workers.
It is a place to enjoy carioca's way of life. Bermuda, t-shirts, loud conversations, little room to move around
But the combination of draft beer (please, use the right word: chope, the Portuguese name for it. Not chopp) and the amazing finger foods, some of then not in the menu, is paradise's main entrance. Do not leave rio without stoping by. Mean it

Visited January 2013
1 Thank marcel0barp
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Dont. Just don't.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I don't know what the buzz is about this place. It's always full, the food is awful, the service takes FOREVER, and the price is high. I went there with friends and left after 20 minutes waiting for a drink. Don't do it.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Vivi_rojas
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Leblon institution”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Jobi is a Leblon institution— and it's open daily from 9 am to 4 am. A traditional and very very popular “Boteco” (Inn) where Brazilian locals basically come here to eat and drink beer. (When I came here – I didn’t see a single tourist). Make sure you order a ‘Chopp” (which is basically, beer on tap. The bolinho de bacalhau (mini cod cakes) is apparently the best in town.

Visited August 2012
Thank MariGT
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this bar. It's beside a busy street in Leblon - not the most auspicious of locations, but it's good fun, the barmen are suitably moody when needs be, they are gentlemen of the old school, can get a bit grumpy and well French at times, but with a cheeky grin at the same time.
The food is fabulous too - constantly changing menu and lots of good fish dishes.
Small, busy every night and a good crowd.

Visited December 2012
Thank RioLondonLove
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Cairo, Egypt
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A Leblon classic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Jobi is a neighborhood classic so I had to go despite the wait.
W waited for almost 40 minutes drinking beer chops in the streets. Then we were seated in a very tight space.
The food was ok. Average at best. The service was slow but friendly.

we liked the overall experience of dining at Jobi and watching the people around us :)

Thank basmaberti
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