We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Bar, Barbecue
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Praca Santos Dumont, 108, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
(21) 2274-9720
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
269 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We spent an evening here. Very relaxing with nice sunset views. Got to see the horses close up and talk with the jockeys too.

Thank Tim G
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
392 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Sorriso is the name of the guy who served our table. Amazing guy! We ordered picanha, farofa, arroz maluco e batatas portuguesas. Nothing was really special, but not too bad either!

Thank Beatriz O
West Lafayette, Indiana
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We came upon this restaurant as we headed back to our apartment after a visit to the Botanical Gardens. It was very busy as it was Sunday afternoon and Father's Day to boot. However, the service was still good and attentive. We enjoyed the Sunday special, a combination of mixed roasted vegetables and meat. The meal is meant to serve... More 

Thank JFE65
Level Contributor
224 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We were 6 and we ordered chicken, batatas fritas, rice and a meat ensemble. Chicken, rice and batatas came quite fast but we had to wait for the meat meal. Other people finished their dishes and we were still waiting, starting to starve. We asked the waiter what is happening and we wore told "it's being defrosted" What ? We... More 

1 Thank Flora N
Level Contributor
125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This place is always at hand for a beer and some typical local food, grill, soups, sanwiches and eggs. I have been several times for late lanch and after midnight dinner and always found the kitchen available and ery professional waiters. The crowds in the square nearby can be impressive, mostly young and beautiful from the wealthy neighbouroods. Would suggest... More 

Thank Giovanni L
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a restaurant for people who like exclusive dinners. But it does not fulfill the exclusiveness… Food is good but expensive, service is a kind of disaster. Nice views but isolated.

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We visited this place after a few hours at the botanic garden, it's only 5 minutes walk away. We were hungry and the place was full with locals enjoying different cuts of meat, so we gave it a go and we were not disappointed. The staff did not speak very good english but they were very helpful and pleasant. Most... More 

Thank nmitsides1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

As a restaurant, it's nothing impressive, but is situated in Baixo Gavea, a place of gathering in Rio, and that makes all the difference. Take a table in the balcony and order a draft beer (chope) or a caipirinha. The place gets crowded especialy on Thursdays.

Thank pwhately
Katowice, Poland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

It was my first meal in Rio, and the worst one at the same time. I've ordered onion soup and it looked like brown water with a lot of flour. It was completely without any taste and overpriced. The quality of service was poor as well.

1 Thank Nadina W
Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
248 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

HIpodromo is a very typical Rio bar, where you can drink the only kind of beer everyone drinks in Brazil - chopp - that's draft for us, eat french fries, a steak or barbecued sausages. Cheap, loud, frozen in time. The place looks exactly the same for 30 years. The bathrooms have probably not been cleaned in 30 years, too.

Thank Frederico N

Travellers who viewed Hipodromo also viewed

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Been to Hipodromo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Brazilian, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Santos Dumont, 108, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: (21) 2274-9720

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hipodromo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?