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“Great atmosphere, good food. Cocktails not so good”
Review of Palaphita Kitch

Palaphita Kitch
Ranked #714 of 14,496 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited Palaphita Kitch with a group of friends. It pops up on various "best bars with a view" lists on the web, and with it's position right on the lake shore I can see why. However, you get the best views at sunset and in June, in the middle of the southern hemisphere winter, the sun sets at around 5.30pm which is unfortunately before the bar opens. So it was dark when we visited, but the atmosphere around the lake is really relaxed and it's a nice place to chill for a couple of hours.

The cocktails were not rated particularly highly - fruit caipirinhas involved chunks of fruit way too big to really add much flavour to the drink! There's a small beer selection, with discounted pricing if you order multiple bottles, so most of us drank beer rather than cocktails.

Food was good and portions large. The sandwiches went down well, as did a sausage dish served with thin cracker breads that reminded me of poppadoms and mango chutney. As other reviews have noted, service can be somewhat lacking but the staff are always around for you to flag them down.

If you are in Rio in the summer months (or just any month where sunset is later than 6pm!) I'm sure the view out over the lake would be worth stopping by for. In the middle of winter it's still a nice spot, but perhaps don't go miles out of your way for it.

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Thank jamesallardice
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Amazing view, nice service, good cocktails, a lot of Brazilian ones, interesting exotic menu, good view on Rio, nice public

Thank superalinchik
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

The place needs better staff ASAP since they pretty much look lost all the time. One cashier even tried to over charge my american friend and then argued with me, when i said that the right price was written on the menu clear as day. Beer is expensive and food is soso

Thank HugoHM
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile


We have been scammed. We asked to pay separately with credit cards. But instead of splitting the bill they charged the whole amount in each and every single credit card we gave.
Really sad. Looks like nice honest place. We did not have any bad experience in Rio. And we went to Lapa and all kinds of places. I never thought that could happen in a place like this. Really sad. Take care of the check before you leave.
Shame on what you do with tourism.

Thank luquitas k
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The bar location is great but the barmen working there should find another job ! Worse cocktail I have ever had, they were not able to make basic cocktails such us gin and tonic ! We also asked for an Aperol Spritz and got a big glass of Aperol and ice, I could not drink it but paid for it. When we asked for another drink they said that it was an Aperol Kitch, a house-made cocktail... besides the price (30 R$) didn't taste like a cocktail !

Thank 573yb
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