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“Where locals eat”
Review of Braseiro da Gavea

Braseiro da Gavea
Ranked #42 of 13,710 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Rome, Italy
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Where locals eat”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

The place is packed with locals, especially on weekends. We had picanha and salad, which were very good. The dishes that other people were having looked all delicious.
If you're looking for a restaurant where the locals would go, this is the place. Sadly, we found this restaurant towards the end of our stay in Rio, otherwise, we would have visited many more times. I highly recommend to those who would like to have good brazilian food at a place where is packed with locals. Great value as well.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paris, France
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fun, good food, very busy, noisy”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Fun place especially when you can sit outside. The traditional food is very good, very tasty. We had the picanha and the meat was cooked to perfection and we loved also the sides. Do not take the plain rice, instead ask for the green rice. We went twice and the service experience was very different: like day and night. First time we were blown away by the attentiveness and speed of the service. 3 people tried to make us feel welcome including an older white haired gentleman who we took to be the owner. He had his eyes everywhere. The second time the waiter was not as careful. It is always very busy. The noise level in general is very high but we also had the misfortune the second time to sit next to a guy who was talking and laughing incessantly at an unbearable decibel. Don’t go for romance, go for the experience and the food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Stefano O
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northwood
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416 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Great busy local restaurant”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

The lines outside tell the story. Long queues of local families and friends bargaining with the staff to get the next free table. We went for Sunday lunch and it took about a 20 minute wait and we were not disappointed. Huge portions of steaks backed with different rices and local flour mixed with eggs and banana. Beautiful food. Order one single portion of steak and you get about a 1kilo portion enough for 4! Lots of beer consumed and a great way to spend your lunchtime.Well worth the trip out from Rio centre or the beach. Great value, try to sit outside.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank peterah
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London
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food and athmosphere”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went for lunch at Braseiro da Gavea after visiting the botanical gardens as it is located nearby (10 to 15 mins walk). The place was heaving but we requested a table for 2 and after a few minutes we were shown to our table. The menu was a bit daunting so we decided to go for a Braseiro mixed grill. Soon after sausages appeared and we assumed that they were going to bring the food bit by bit so we started on that. However, eventually the platter appeared and included 9 portions of meat including 3 more sausages! We were also served big portions of chips, farofa and rice. So we gave it a good go (concentrating on the meat and chips), enjoyed a few drinks as well and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The best on the platter were the sausages and the chicken, the beef was a bit overcooked for our taste but that's usually the way it comes in Brazil. There wasn't a lot of English spoken but it worked out fine. I can't remember how much the bill came to but we remember thinking it was a steal for Rio (I think the food was R90 for two). I would very happily eat there again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good price, typical Restaurant.”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We like this restaurant every time we go. It is not fancy. We enjoy going before 1pm so that it's not crowded.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Claudia L
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