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“Great Feijoada”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bar do Mineiro

Bar do Mineiro
Ranked #108 of 13,608 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
Miami Beach
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“Great Feijoada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you are looking for authentic feijoada look no further. In St Teresa Barra, this is a great place for lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Best place for feijoada in Rio!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

After reading about Bar do Mineiro and then seeing it in a documentary on Brazilian television we decided that we couldn’t miss Bar do Mineiro. There was no reason to not go, especially as we were staying in Santa Teresa, just a 5 minute walk away from the restaurant.
Portions are pretty big and as we arrived for a beer and a snack on Thursday evening we decided that their pasteles the feijao would be the perfect fit. And so they were! Are are various pastel options available on the menu and you will get about 20 small pasteles when you order one of the flavors. Just stick to the pastel de fejiao if you want to try something typical, although the other flavors are very good as well!
The place does seem to be crowded during lunch time – as they have a great R15 day menu – and on Saturdays as it’s the typical day to eat Feijoada. The owner told us to get there around noon on Saturdays and if we could another afternoon or evening to try the Feijoada to avoid waiting for a table, which can easily take up to 2 hours during the weekends! So we returned on Friday evening to eat Feijoada, it was good, the taste as amazing, very homemade and portions are HUGEE!!
This restaurant should not be missed during your stay in Rio, staff is very friendly and the food is just excellent!

  • Visited April 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“5 Star unpretentious restaurant in the heart of old Santa Teresa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended, it is always extremely busy if not overcrowded. It was full when I came for lunch on Tuesday which is supposed to be quiet time of day. None of the other restaurants nearby can boast such a clientele. The staff are very professional, personable and friendly and three excellent waiters worked the room very well. The quality of the food is outstanding and stylish too, please remember the portions are large, you won't want another meal after lunch, this is quite enough and extremely filling. I had bean and pork stew with rice, spinach and crackling which could have provided me with three good portions for at least two days.

This restaurant does the basics well: attentive, understated, outstanding and clearly their customers return all the time. Don't expect haute cuisine and tiny morsels, this is Rio for God's sake! Do try this during the World Cup and Olympics later on. This food is not for wooing but for eating with gusto.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Great Energy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Lots of fun, with tons of authentic local flavor, both literally and figuratively! Our guide, Claudio (the best!) took us here. Santa Teresa neighborhood is lively and full of life, and this place delivers a great local experience for anyone! Drinks, food, people watching - good vibes! Very crowded but it all adds to the experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Feijoada and Santa Teresa - perfect "ingredients" to the perfect lunch!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Santa Teresa is one of my favorite places to go in Rio and with a lunch? Then a perfect day!!! Bar do Mineiro is one of my favourites!!! At first sight, a little strange place...but then, you can see that the restaurant combines in everything with that place!!! Food??? Perfect!!! Beans tapas are the best entrance and, of course, after, feijoada!!! To drink??? Beer is very good, however, I strongly recommend to drink a caipirinha with traditional cachaças that they have...

  • Visited June 2012
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