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Galitos Grill

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Ipanema
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Farme de Amoedo 62, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
55 (21) 2287 7864
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09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The best spring chicken grill in town with 3 kind of sauce : hot - medium - midl but (dont be afraid of spice in Rio just like midl spice ) Ask for Apim frito ( Mandioca fried ) like french fried but very nice taste The one in Ipanema is the best taste and location more fun

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Thank Kietto64
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I came here for lunch and for dinner and we loved every time! We ordered the galeto (mild), a side of the black beans and a side of rice. We ordered a salad that to my surprise was more expensive than the chicken. Chicken was around R$25, salad was R$33 (lettuce, onions, shredded beets, 2 small pieces of hearts of... More 

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Thank FPassos
Watauga, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We have come here twice in three days. Its all about the seasoned cornish hen. And its inexpensive and they are superfriendly

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Thank James M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Staying in Ipanema is upscale per se. The point is, in Rio you can find fair prices and good food everywhere. The restaurant is very simple with tables on the sidewalk, and the specialty is chicken. They call it cornish chicken, but it is in fact a young chicken. Disregarding the technical details, it is amazingly tasteful and at Galitos... More 

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Thank ElleJusta
London, United Kingdom
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935 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My friend had a late flight into Rio and wanted to go here. Myself and my other friends weren't hungry but soon changed our mind when we tasted the chicken! We ordered another grilled chicken with medium Spice and it sooooooooooooo delicious. We have green fettuccine and polenta fries for sides and these went down a treat. Really good, simple... More 

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Thank Saintlysinner
Paris, France
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We went to this restaurant twice while we were in Rio. The chicken is very good. It's close to Ipanema beach and the service is very quick.

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Thank KarineDav
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Most of the other reviewers are right: This isn't a glamorous dining spot or experience. But in a city with a gazillion botecos serving chicken, and after eating at scores of them over 25 years, Galitos is the place I must go for my fix of tasty, tender chicken. There are two other Galitos - one in Copa, one in... More 

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Thank sambista
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this place, we found it on tripadvisor while looking for a casual but good dinner and we were soo glad we did. It is a great little outdoor bar/restaurant. As two people who like to eat a lot we ordered 1 cornish hen, 1 order of fried rice with egg and potato chips mixed... More 

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Thank Lauren S
Monterrey, Mexico
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Everytime i come to Rio, i have a dinner at this restaurant. Why? You get a taste of good food, not fancy food, just good food. The nice part is they have the menu displayed in a way that you can "mix and match" what you crave for. Last night i had meat wich was surprisingly good. The "bad" (which... More 

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Thank Jose Luis R
Porto Alegre, RS
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166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, really. The plate was not so good (but cheap). I would suggest to go around in the neighborhood to find some local bar and eat pasteis or cuzinhas if you want to stay cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farme de Amoedo 62, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 55 (21) 2287 7864

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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