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O Peixe Vivo

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Copacabana
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Rua Tonelero 76, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-002, Brazil
+55 21 2255 9225
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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening, felt we were having a real, friendly Rio experience. Waiters attentive and helpful, fish tasty and fresh. Authentic and reasonably priced. So much better than many of the fancy overpriced restaurants we have experienced. Recommended by our hotel who gave us a voucher for a free capirinhia! What's not to like?

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Thank NatandDunc
Warlingham, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a party of six. Great table and great atmosphere. The menu is extensive with wonderful meat and seafood options. The wine is well priced for the area. The service was attentive without being overly pushy. A good place for a dinner with atmosphere.

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Thank krrgolf
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant that seems to cater to the locals. We were referred here by our hotel concierge. I had the shrimp stew and my partner had the seafood stew with coconut. The half portions were enough for two!!!! Meals were served with rice and farofa. Again it's a lot of food but very satisfying. Definitely worth trying. Not a cheap... More 

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Thank damonandchad
Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The only thing I would recommend is the oysters; they were fresh and good value. The rest of the experience was disappointing. Busy on Sundays, expect at least a 30 minute wait. Seafood was poorly cooked. This is yet another disappointing seafood experience in Rio; stick to the meat.

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Thank Jonathan L
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went with four friends and were immediately made welcome by friendly and helpful staff. The choice was good however this is a fish restaurant and I had the salmon which was excellent. The wines were reasonably priced and service was prompt.The bald headed guy who told me his name which I have forgotten was especially helpful. We also got... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had ordered calamari, crab cakes, seafood spaghetti, 2 Bohemia beers, and one orange juice. R$160 was the total bill with tip included. The calamari and seafood spaghetti was extremely salty. The food was better at my hotel which was the Atlantica Windsor. The cab ride was short R$7 which was cheap and the bill for the food was not... More 

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Thank Jackson N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The waiters were very friendly and the food was delicious and fresh. We ate a "Caldeirada de frutos do mar".

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Thank Rita C
Brighton
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had a nice quiet meal here one evening in Rio as our host had recommended it as a near by option. It is on the back block furthest from the beach in Copacabana, we sat outside. The waiter was helpful and provided us with an English menu after watching us trying to translate the Portuguese menu. They have a lot... More 

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Thank Richard H
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had the house Moqueca and as usual it was brilliant with a great taste. This restaurant is well located in Copacabana just behind the metro station at Cardeal Arcoverde in a quiet street. It can get busy at the weekends A great range of fish dishes so there should be something for everybody

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Thank Zippyboarder
Emeryville, California
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is a few blocks from the beach but it's worth the walk. We liked it so much we went there a couple of times. Despite the old-fashion look, the seafood is delicious and the portions are gi-normous. A half order is plenty for one person, and a full order is good for 2 or 3 people. We always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Tonelero 76, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2255 9225

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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