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“Used to be very good, now it's worse than mediocre”
Review of Guimas

Guimas
Ranked #366 of 13,948 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Guimas used to be one of the most charming restaurants in Rio -- I hadn't eaten there in years until I went back last week. What a pity! A boring uninspired couvert, main dishes that were both bad and ugly. To the management's credit, we complained and after replacing one dish, they comped our drinks and apologized with the excuse that "Everyone loves Guimas." If they do, it's a nostalgic love that has nothing to do with the current menu. There's a lot of competition in Rio now and no excuse for this kind of bad expensive food.

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Thank Bobsybaby
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Extremely disappointing!

After great tripadvisor reviews, and being recommended this restaurant from 2 different local brazilians we decided to check it out. We were extremely disappointed...This place is not cheap so you would expect good food and service. 5 waiters in an empty restaurant you would expect one to approach you to take your order. It took 15 minutes and our hungry persistence to place our order.

We ordered the shrimp Caesar salad to share and what we received was romaine with grilled shrimp, shredded Parmesan and a "ranch" type dressing- certainly the worst attempt of a "ceasar" salad we have ever had. My husband ordered a steak au poivre and I a steak with a mushroom sauce. We both received the same sauce, and to say it tasted like a packet bisto gravy would be doing the sauce too much justice. Also not cooked medium like we ordered. I could not even eat the potato rosti (really needed seasoning) and I could have done a better Parmesan crisp myself- how can you make Parmesan cheese taste so bad! After spending $200 R we expected a meal that was worth the value, and this was not. Our experience left a bad taste in our mouths and we could not wait to leave.

The only item worth while is the bread and dips they give you when you arrive (great duck pâté) although they charge you $10 R without warning.

Do not waste your money or time!

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1  Thank Ashbash55
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Guimas is an amazing restaurant in Rio. First of all, it has been here for more than 30 years. It is located in a quiet street in Gávea, a charming neighborhood in the city. There you will find an excellent crew, from the doorman to the barman. The food is delicious. You can choose pasta, beef or seafood, everything spectacular! And the atmosphere is also very nice, with drawings on the wall made by the clients and some instrumental jazz playing in the background...
It's the right place to go for lunch or dinner with friends, family or couple.
Once in Rio, spend some time and have a meal at Guimas!

My favorites: "filé do bêbado" and "lagostin com risoto de limão siciliano".

Price for two with starter, 2 main dishes, 2 deserts, 3 juices and a beer, with the service and tax included: around 200 reais (U$ 100,00).

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Thank Jobisaglia
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Guimas has been here forever and it has a very comfortable Gavea feel. Nothing is really special but it is a great place for drinks or a light dinner

Thank jbcarioca
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very pleasant, unpretentious, good and amicable service, good and consistent food. Surely one of my favorites in Rio. 

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Thank gnows
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