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Espirito Santa

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“shrimp” (26 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
“moqueca” (6 reviews)
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Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this place for lunch on a wet Saturday and it was very quiet. The waitress was very friendly though unfortunately she didn’t speak any English. The menu is mostly in Portuguese but there are enough English words so that you know what to...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend and friends from Norway and Germany. Excellent food and drinks. Fast and good service. Hopefully I will get a chance to go back some time.

Thank Håvar B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Although food is ok, the cooker and also the waiter works very very slow....we were waiting for 2 hours to get first dishes.

Thank fjgutierr01
mbispo, Owner at Espirito Santa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

At Espirito Santa it is our goal to give our clients the best dining experience possible, so we are very sorry to hear that your visit was a disappointment. We will review your comments with staff and in the meantime offer our deepest apologies.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We walked down from our hotel to this restaurant and were shown to the patio out the back. The atmosphere was quite intimate and had a lovely view across to other houses. We drank the house wine and local beer. The food was delicious and...More

Thank coatesgirl
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Coming back after a few years the menu has changed but not the quality. The portions are a little smaller - thankfully - but the food is still very tasty with fish from the Amazon and fruit from the same region, combined skillfully. If you...More

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were gonna miss it because we had red before that it was closed on tuesdays but luckily "the restaurant run into us" while walking by santa teresa. It was around 4 pm and we really wanted a cold drink as to start with. Had...More

Thank AdelineJim
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We just stumbled upon this place, and decided to give it a try due to the balcony view they have. The food turned out to be great, tasty and well presented. My sincere thanks to the Chef. Kind Regards, Prashant

Thank dprash
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This restaurant has a small outdoor terrace at the back. Traditional Brazilian cuisine which is perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Great service and great food. We liked it so much we had to go back and given the vast choice in Rio and our short...More

1  Thank SimonP3131
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent welcoming by the staff, very nice. Large choice of starters, little plates and vegetarian / vegan / non gluten food (+ meat and fish). We had the Majé and the Moqueca, and cachaça cocktails, very good. Great vibes, good music and ambience, on the...More

1  Thank Cecile J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A lot of very unusual dishes, particularly from the north. Try a lot of different menu options. I thought the ceviche was oversalted, but everything else -- especially the fried plantains and jambu -- were really well prepared. Had a friendly chat with the chef...More

1  Thank Carpetblogger
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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5 May 2015|
Response from mbispo | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Teresa
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 552125074840
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