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Espirito Santa

$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa
Brazilian, South American, Spanish
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was very hot and the eventual wind was not enough. We sampled several typical dishes of the Amazonian region and it was very good. Pehaps we had too much to eat , but curiosity is sometimes a bad counsellor. If you do not like spicy food better inquire about your selection . In the winter time it is a... More 

Thank norbafreund
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good environment and special place to know. You can have very special gastronomy experience once they are used to cooking diferent dishes based on Brazilian cultures from northwest. Very pleased! Is is expensive and a dish has no so much food. Usually I keep hungry with one dish there, but worth it.

Thank Jaquie R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small an cozy, service was very kind and all of the dishes we ordered were absolutely amazing and special for a very decent price.

Thank Elico_10
Anchorage, Alaska
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place has a nice bohemian vibe. Very casual and unassuming. I emailed to make a reservation and they were very accommodating. The food and drinks were great! I had the passion fruit caipirinha - yum. We ordered crab claws and feijoada-stuffed egg roll to start; pork ribs and grilled steak as our main dishes. They were tasty, well-seasoned and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

When I think about the wonderful & pittoresque Santa Teresa I cant help thinking about this great restaurant as well. We went there twice, the first time we had the dinner on the terace and the second time the lunch inside. Both times the food was stunning! I deeply fell in love with their recipes and with the pirarucu fish.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner one evening and came back for lunch 2 days later. We loved the food, the staff and all about this place. The dishes are different than anything else with exciting taste combinations. Be daring and just try something. Whatever you choose is tasty and good. We where 3 and always order different thing so That we could... More 

Thank mgronskei
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a Lost fan, you will get a kick out of seeing the host, a Sayid lookalike! We showed up at lunch time on a weekend, without reservation. The place was full but we got a table without much waiting. It's a lovely place with a beautiful view of the city. The staff was courteous and efficient and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is good and well-prepared. Unlike another poster, I found that the portion sizes are fine. We had the pork ribs and the Brazil nut encrusted fish and desserts. I guess my biggest complaint is that the caparinhas that were full of ice and that the food prices were high. There was a woman that spoke English and could... More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with cosy atmosphere. The dishes where delicious with exotic Brazilian ingredients (such as Jambu which makes your tongue sizzle funny). We had some nice vegetarian food. After your meal try the Cachaça with Jambú!!! They also have a small but nice selection of local and Amazonian craft beers.

Thank Chris T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I first read about this restaurant while searching for vegetarian restaurants - when I got there I realised it wasn't 100% vegetarian, but they did have a full list of DELICIOUS vegetarian dishes, appetisers and of course salads. I ordered a "Bobó de legumes organicos" which is a kind of vegetable stew made with coconut milk and it was simply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 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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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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