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“Tourist trap, average food at high prices” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Aprazivel

Restaurante Aprazivel
Ranked #117 of 13,575 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $60
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Tourist trap, average food at high prices”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This hotel was recommend by our hotel as 'the best restaurant in Rio'. What a joke that was.

The restaurants is located in a deserted street just off Santa Theresa so take a taxi going there if you really really insist of going here! Sure, it offers nice views but the food was very very mediocre at a high price level. We left the restaurant feeling our hotel earned a few reais making a reservation for us while we were paying a full amount of money for nothing special.

Upon departing, the restaurant offered us a special taxi fare to bring us somewhere, tho costs were more then our regular taxi getting there! How strange..

Give it a miss, do your search and you will find much better alternatives in Rio!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Midland, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
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“The Grand Finale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel and it was the most wonderful, amazing and perfect grand finale to our trip. Since it was busy, the owner actually gave us her private table. I couldn't get over the different layers since it's built iinto the side of a mountain, the bathroom signs were men's bathing suits and ladies' bikini's, there were "tubes" of fabric hanging from the trees and every where you looked, there was somthing interesting to see. If you go to Rio, you MUST go to this restaurant!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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222 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“A true Rio dining experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went to this restaurant, mainly as it was across the street from our B&B - Um Meia Tres. It did get a good mention from our B&B owner as well.

The food was good but it was the dining experience which was the highlight - lots of atmosphere!

It was well of the beaten track but everyone in Rio seemed to know where it was.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were recommended here by our hotel concierge and we were not disappointed. We wanted to try everything on the menu but were only 2 people. Everything we did order was great and everything people around us had looked great! We recommend it highly!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drnappy
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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“Worth a visit to Santa Teresa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The restaurant offers excellent food and views. Definitely better choice than Tereze restaurant in the same neighborhood. Service was excellent in my case. English is not widely spoken by waiters, but they have dedicated people who can help with the translation.

Tables outside are mostly for four people. I was reserving 2 months in advance, as the place is quite popular.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AdventurerHamburg
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