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“Tried and Tested”
Review of La Plancha - CLOSED

La Plancha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tried and Tested”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

La Plancha is a regular haunt, reliably great seafood in a rustic atmosphere right beside the fish market. It is one of the few places in Barra that stays open to early in the morning, so sometimes it attracts a "bohemian" and "interesting" crowd. The pastels are great, Moqueca as well. They also have some really great home made chilli that is tasty as well as hot. The La Plancha platter is a solid choice. Not cheap by any means, but a must for any visitor to Barra. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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184 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice grilled fish in a rustic environment”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

The best option is to go for the grilled steaks of badejo (grouper) served with yellow rice and a couple fresh juices or caipirinhas to make it a simple yet pleasant meal in a rustic environment. My advice would be to go on Saturdays when it is a bit less crowded then on Sundays.

Visited June 2012
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Thank AlderleyEdgeTiger007
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Freshest fish - it's in the market!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The freshest fish you could get. This restaurant is in the fish market!
We started with a crab and a shrimp pastie the moved straight on to La Plancha.
A feast of fresh fish fit for a king would be an understatement! Lobster, prawns, ceviche, octopus, squid, mussels, salmon, sardines, white fish, another white fish; the list just went on and served with excellent saffron rice and several chopp Brahma.
We took home two large trays that we couldn't finish, weighing several kilos and this after we had stuffed ourselves with the best.
This place is frequented by locals as its off the usual tourist routes but well worth a visit as there are some good shops not too far away. It's not cheap but really good fresh fish never is. Get there early and stuff yourself with a fantastic feast of fresh fish.

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Thank Hogget-Lover
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Texas
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Recommended, see pros and cons”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Pros:
- Main course was fantastic, fresh and well cooked
- 'Pastel' appetizer was also great
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Efficient service
Cons:
- 'Casquinha de siri' was terrible, the worst I've had in Brazil
- Location

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SoulSurfer66
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São Paulo in Brazil
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent sea food”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

The place is very original, smelling fish in a small dark street.
The food is very good, expecially the La Plancha. Sea food on a iron plate.

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Thank RolaBrazil
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