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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 20241-260, Brazil
12:00 - 00:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food wasn't worth the wait and money, service was slow, hard to find location. Overall, I was hopeful for a good experience based on the reviews. But I was disappointed. The menu was standard. I ordered the goat cheese and chutney appetizer and it was ok. But for main course, I got the shrimp soup; it was bland and... More 

Thank Dalia_Traveler
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dined here during a short stay in Rio, following a recommendation by our B&B, which was located nearby. We enjoyed the experience. The restaurant looks fairly basic inside - more like a bar with tables. However, we received a warm welcome and the various Amazonian dishes on the menu were explained in detail. Everything we tried... More 

Thank Phantomfoodie
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was decent enough, however given the glowing reviews on here I was underwhelmed. Acai chutney was decent, bread could have been a store bought loaf and cheese was reminiscent Boursin. Decent crab starter and the ribs were decent enough, however very fatty and salty; missus' vegetarian Bihan stew was better. Like I say, decent enough - and I've I... More 

Thank wildbill8989
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Espírito Santa is a restaurant very special, located in Santa Teresa, which provides a very pleasant experience no only due to the space and great service, but also for the food that is wonderful. I´ve been there several times and was always a great experience. The prices are quite high.

Thank 183amalin
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

As well as a fitting name for such a delicacy, this chocolat mousse makes us feel good with a special filling of a fruit from the amazon forest the Cupuaçu!!!

Thank Ivan C
Petaluma, California
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634 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This a highly recommended restaurant in the the Santa Teresa neighborhood featuring Amazonian cuisine. There is a dining area out back that features comfortable seating under the stars. We ate here twice, with our posada being next door. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food excellent. A nice selection of local craft beer complements the dining experience. However,... More 

Thank pfefmeister
Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 

Thank Tommy B
Wales, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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