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“Had higher expectations”
Review of Iberico - CLOSED

Iberico
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 4, 2014

I arrived at Iberico with high expectations from reviews on TA and comments from friends.

Most of the things we experienced at Iberico have already been noted on TA: limited menu options, high prices, slow service, etc, so I won't repeat them here.

I really liked the room. Smartly decorated and we did not find the tables that close together and the noise factor was not that outrageous. We got a great table in the back of the first floor. It was a high table along the wine cellar. We sat up high and got a great view of the whole place.

The service was good, albeit it is quite slow. Our waiter was timid, but knowledgeable.

The biggest disappointment was the food. Between our group of 4 we ordered 5 different plates between appetizers and main courses. Not one of them is worth mentioning. The ham balls and scallops were tasteless, the meat dish with pesto was nothing special and the fish dish with pasta was soggy. However the $88 Jamon appetizer was the biggest rip off I have had in a restaurant in a long time. After all, when you order an $88 appetizer, you expect something exceptional...when it arrived, we all laughed in unison. It was shockingly unimpressive. We have no problem paying, but you want to get what you pay for...

It was a great night due to the group we had, but it would have been even better if the restaurant lived up to expectations. With a plethora of new tapas places opening up in Rio, we would be back here any time soon.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

At the end of a trip where we were generally disappointed with Brasilian cuisine. Thank goodness we found Iberico! Cool, fun, amazing food and great service (cannot remember the name of the guy in charge, but we he really contributed to our evening). We will definitely return on our next trip!!

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3  Thank Tex T
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Frequently I travel to Rio and I recently had the opportunity to diner at the new restaurant "Ibérico". Excellent! the food is excelent! , the atmosphere is very nice and pleasant and the attention from the staff is very good!

As Spaniard makes me happy to have in a city as Rio an ambassador like Iberico restaurant not only of our cuisine also of our culture, definitely a place to return and recommend.

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3  Thank Ontheway5
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to the new Iberico last week and have to say had a great time and left full and happy! Have been to their other restaurant, Entre Tapas, and whilst this new one is more about main dishes rather than tapas, the food was excellent and just as tasty. This restaurant is bigger and busier which gives a really fun feel to the night and the staff are absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was lots of fun and really looked after us which was nice. The dishes were authentically Spanish (I think one of the owners is Spanish) the seafood was fresh and the chocolate dessert was an incredible end to the evening. I highly recommend this place and will be back next time we are in Rio!

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3  Thank DavidTWB
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Reviewed May 8, 2015
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