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Espirito Santa

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Santa Teresa
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
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Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a very nice little restaurant in santa teresa, offering traditional and nuevo brazilian cuisine. I went back twice. once for a light lunch of salad and croquettes, then for their chicken in passion fruit sauce which was absolutely the best meal I had in rio. there's a nice patio out back to eat, weather permitting.

Thank drbmbay
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, you're in the coolest neighbourhood in Rio, and now you've entered one of the neighbourhoods best restaurants. We chose to sit out on the wooden terrace on an atmospheric night with lightning in the sky but no rainfall. The food was prepared with some interesting ingredients from Amazonia and someone in that kitchen knew how to add them together.... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this delightful little restaurant not far from our St Teressa hotel. Despite limited English being spoken, service was excellent and the unusual menu offered a fascinating take on Amazonian food. We enjoyed a delicious and beautifully presented meal. Excellent!

Thank HomeJames31
New Rochelle, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is deceiving in looks. But the food is very good and creative. Had the dumplings and duck spring rolls as starters. Main courses wonderful. Highly recommend for a nice, leisurely, dinner.

Thank Reuben1950
Sao Paulo, SP
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267 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

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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 17 January 2017 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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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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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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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