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“Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Guimas

Guimas
Ranked #376 of 13,629 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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763 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

An old restaurant that maintains its origin in style and also with the good food. You must try the Brie Pastel and Filet do Bebado. It is also located in a very bohemian square full of bars and youth around drinking.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CaduJardim
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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235 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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“An old favourite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I'm always very happy to eat at this trendy, good restaurant> Especially as it is the only one in Rio, that I know of, where you can have a "Bull shot", a spicy drink made with vodka, lemon juice and meat extract plus spices. My steak au poivre was delicious. If you can, avoid the "couvert" as by the time the dish you ordered arrives you have lost most of your appetite! Service was cordial and attentive due also to the fact that I dined with friends well known to the proprietors...The place is always packed, so prepare for a long wait. But it's worth it. Restaurants in Rio are expensive these days...but our bill turned out to be quite reasonable

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Neri I
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Brasil good but expensive restaurants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

As a Brazilian who lives in the Us it is always a surprise how crazy is the cost of restaurants here. This is a very romantic restaurant , consistent food , and high prices .
Suggestion : avoid the "couvert" , too much bread and go for the appetizers instead.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Isabela C
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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“Unfortunately this is the best option in the area.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to Guimas for over 15 years, and I still insist on visiting this place. I know why, it's the sheer lack of options in the area. The food is just ok, the couvert that everyone raves about is quite insipid. Staff members at times can be surly and inattentive. So why come back? The place has its charm, even though it comes at high and unnecessary cost.

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Thank Guilherme R
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Rio de Janeiro
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14 reviews
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“Used to be very good, now it's worse than mediocre”
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Bobsybaby
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