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“A taste of Germany”
Review of Adega do Pimenta

Adega do Pimenta
Ranked #457 of 13,659 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
Description: De Pfeffer a PimentaAdega do Pimenta foi criada por um alemao chamado Holf Pfeffer, que traduziu seu nome achando que os brasileiros nao conseguiriam pronunciar Pfeffer que significa pimenta em portugues.Antigo mestre cervejeiro da Brahma, Holf ficou encantado com as maravilhas do Brasil, principalmente com o lado bucolico de Santa Teresa. Era divertidissimo, de personalidade forte e cheio de boas tiradas. O que ele mais gostava era quando baixava a porta de ferro da Adega e bebia com os amigos e fregueses, ficava vermelho como um pimentao. William Guedes, o atual proprietario, era um dos clientes e companheiro de copo do saudoso Holf que faleceu em 1992.Em 1995 William se aposenta e ve uma oportunidade de transformar seu "bar" preferido em sua "segunda casa". Mantem a mesma decoracao com atmosfera da Baviera e a culinaria alema, acrescentando pequenos ajustes tirados de suas experiencias em viagens ao exterior.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A taste of Germany”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had lunch in Adega do Pimenta in Santa Teresa and had a blast. The beer was exquisite, the food awesome and everybody was so cheerful and helpful I didn't wanna leave! I recommend the kassler - amazing!

Visited January 2014
Thank Pedrincho
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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213 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Hearty Food but lacking in Atmosphere”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

German restaurent that serves hearty portions of a range of typical german fare. We had the pork knuckle which was very filling and quite tasty. There is a range of german and brazilian beers on offer. Service was germanic and could have been friendlier.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MKH50
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Kailua, Hawaii
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“German restaurant in Santa Teresa”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went to this restaurant for lunch in January 2013. We were in Santa Teresa doing the tourist thing, actually looking for a specific restaurant in a tourist book which we never found. We didn't realize (dumb!) that it was a German restaurant until we had sat down and received the menu in English. We're not really into German food, but we were seated, so we halfheartedly decided to eat there. Not impressed. I'm just writing this review to let people know that it is a German restaurant. Beer was good!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Anne W
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Los Angeles
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“True German fare worth the visit”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed in Santa Teresa and visited the restaurant twice. The first night we ordered sausages and beer along with some sauerkraut. We saw a table of 12 getting served the pork knee which was 3 or 4 kilos. The owner saw us looking at him cutting the huge piece and brought over a plate. We immediately ordered one for the next night and brought friends. Awesome!!! The owner speak English too.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank hockeyartist
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Rio de Janeiro
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great german cuisine in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Try the EISBEIN ("pork knee"?).
Or go for the KASSLER... hmmmm
Don't forget the many variations of sausage.
Light and also dark draft beer, both skillfuly prepared.
Even better, get them both in the same glass.
Light on top, dark in the bottom. Hold your glass carefully in order not to mix them before you drink it.

Visited November 2011
3 Thank rpdiehl
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