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Espirito Santa

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this lovely quiet terrace in Santa Teresa hilltop in Rio. With soft music and serene views over the villas on the hill, it provides a perfect setting for a romantic dinner with food unparalleled to anything we had tasted before in Brazil....More

Thank Marjaana H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I found this place and passed by it thinking I don’t know... maybe shouldn’t go in. it doesn’t look fancy but as soon as you go in, you see the back terrace with view downhill which is great setting for a nice dinner . The...More

Thank Sanja N
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The food in this place is very good but the waitress and the other workers need training on how to deal with the public. Plus, the meals take too long to get prepared causing disconfort in their customers. It has been like this for some...More

Thank JaderIpa
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has it all! Charming, one of a kind decor situated in a green lush of Santa Teresa. Sit on the patio so you can see the beautiful colorful neighborhood. Food is excellent, creative, unique, tasty... you probably will not have these dishes elsewhere....More

Thank Paskahlia
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Following the hype of Para food we discorverd this place by “luck”in the amazing area of santa teresa,what horrible mistake one of must mediocre dinner i have had in my entire life. well we came to the restaurant in lunch time,with just another table inside...More

Thank Marcone P
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We walked by this place by coincidence, and decided to give it at try. We where very surprised. The fish wash perfectly cocked and tasteful. The Chicken dish Espetinhos do Ceu was so full of flavor and the coconut rice was a first for us....More

Thank Casper A
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this place for lunch on a wet Saturday and it was very quiet. The waitress was very friendly though unfortunately she didn’t speak any English. The menu is mostly in Portuguese but there are enough English words so that you know what to...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend and friends from Norway and Germany. Excellent food and drinks. Fast and good service. Hopefully I will get a chance to go back some time.

Thank Håvar B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Although food is ok, the cooker and also the waiter works very very slow....we were waiting for 2 hours to get first dishes.

Thank fjgutierr01
mbispo, Owner at Espirito Santa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

At Espirito Santa it is our goal to give our clients the best dining experience possible, so we are very sorry to hear that your visit was a disappointment. We will review your comments with staff and in the meantime offer our deepest apologies.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We walked down from our hotel to this restaurant and were shown to the patio out the back. The atmosphere was quite intimate and had a lovely view across to other houses. We drank the house wine and local beer. The food was delicious and...More

Thank coatesgirl
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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5 May 2015|
Response from mbispo | Property representative |
Hi - yes we accept all major credit cards, though we prefer that tips be left in cash if possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, 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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