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Cedro do Libano

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Rua Senhor dos Passos 231 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20061-015, Brazil
55 21 22240163
11:00 - 16:00
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Saint John, Indiana
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We arrived at Cedro do Libano around 1:00 pm, a very busy time. Nevertheless, we were quickly seated, waited on and served. We enjoyed the Kibe Cru from the menu - very delicious. Based on the above factors, I would recommend this restaurant. One downside was the noise level, but given the time of day, something like this is unavoidable.

Thank Indiana V
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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198 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I ate the " mount your own dish" option where you pick what you want..I selected the stuff grape leaves and kafta.. the kafta was very tasty but the grape leaves where just OK... The bread was also not as fresh i would have expected, but it was not bad, just not 5 stars... I would recommend this place if... More 

Thank jamescasonjr
rio de Janeiro
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Start with Homos and Labne with a fresh bread. For the main course I would go with the tradicional kebab, but there are plenty of options!

Thank IgorBLumberg
rio de janeiro
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Start with a homos salad with pita bread,follow with an esfiha and oven kibe. Then order a grilled espeto de carne with mejadra topped with fried onion rings. Dessert have a slice of watermelon

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

This restaurant has been in the Saara section in downtown Rio for 60 years. It has a reputation of serving the best Arab food in town. It is not a fancy place and many locals go there for lunch on weekdays. We had hummus and baba ganoush and they were fine, but not extraordinary...As soon as you sit down they... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2008

Lebanese food..simple decor but great fare

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lebanese, Mediterranean
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Senhor dos Passos 231 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20061-015, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 55 21 22240163
The more traditional arabian restaurant of Rio de Janeiro city. During 65 years preparing all dishes as the autentic way of lebanese cooking. We are very proud of having the fidelity of many clients along these years.

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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