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Os Esquilos

$$ - $$$, International
Estrada Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-510, Brazil
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
29 Sep 2017
“Relaxing location and good cuisine”
11 Jul 2017
“Good food excellent location”
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Brazilian, International
$$ - $$$
Estrada Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-510, Brazil
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Cool place in a great location loved the manicured grounds, I had the passionfruit Salmon and also the feijoada and stewed black beans and pork. Loved the tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Thank Alexmatt80
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Food is honest, nothing fancy but well prepared. Ask the waiter for what's good that day. In general, simple meat dishes and specials are a good bet. The location is simply amazing. Great for lunch after a walk in the forest. The restaurant main salon...More

Thank Liana B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Once you arrive at "The Esquilos" (i.g The Squirrls), a restaurant in the Tijuca National Park, you'll fell like you went back in time on a journey that brings the history of the Park. At first used as a farm of Coffee Plantation untill the...More

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a marvel in the rain forest. Friendly service and good Brazilian food in a cool quaint restaurant.

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Because we love Floresta da Tijuca we decided to have lunch at Restaurante dos Esquilos ... Bad mistake. The historic old building invites you in, only to disappoint as you walk inside. The place hasn't been upgraded in years. We ordered 3 (expensive) fish dishes....More

2  Thank madamepompador
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good food for lunch. Had dinner here many years ago. Very excellent. Worth visiting even though you don't eat here.

Thank wildrio
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This restaurant, in an old colonial house, is great for every occasion. The house, as the all historic monuments in the Tijuca Forest, and in Brazil, is quite abandoned in the outside. but the food is very good, the waiters are genuinely Brazilian and gentle,...More

1  Thank Luiz P
Reviewed 24 September 2015

A great place right in the middle of the Tijuca National Park. This building use to be a farm house of one of the farms that existed before the National Park. The place has a unique decoration and surrounding. Come with time to see the...More

Thank RioMariMari
Reviewed 12 August 2015

In such a beautiful setting it was a disappointment that an impressive building as os esquilos would be so ordinary a resteraunt the food was blatantly prepackaged,overcooked and way overpriced,so typical of places that have only one place to eat,the need for quality is lost,yet...More

Thank roberdavies
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Right in the middle of 33 sq Klms of Rain forest in the centre of Rio, vist the Chinese look out, the waterfall and the Forest itself and call in for traditional Brazilian food prepared well and served with a smile. Nice lawns at the...More

Thank Ron T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Brazilian, International
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-510, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552124922197
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