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O Rei do Caranguejo

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Rua Xavier da Silveira 98 Loja A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Small seafood restaurant serving fresh fish and other dishes. Specialty is all sorts of seafood dishes but finger food as we call it, is great. Prices are very reasonable, ice cold beer, snacks and delicious seafood. Given it 4 stars due to the comfort of the seats in the restaurant but then again we can't have it all..

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a place locals seem to go and the food was excellent although beware the portions are very large and 1 main course between 2 is enough. We had prawns in garlic, fried row, fantastic sardines and an excellent sea bass. One of the owners speaks very good English having lived and worked there for 20 years. Without him... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Big dishes of caranguejos, camaroes and all kinds of seafood at moderate prices. Very kind waiters in a rustic atmosphere. I am sure to go back again!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A colleague of mine recommended this seafood restaurant as being very good. Therefore, we went with a couple of people, sat outside and ordered some fish. The waiters were very helpful and friendly. Since it is quite common in Brazil to have a lot of dishes for two on the menu, I shared a big plate of fish of the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We've been looking for a good seafood restaurant for quite a time and occasionally came across Caranguejo. This is definitely a good place to have dinner. We tried a seafood mixed plate for two and it was delicious. The service was great. The prices are moderate compared to those at Leblon area given the quality and service were superior. Absolutely... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

This is what Cariocas would call a “Pé Sujo”, which literally translated means “Dirty Foot”. This expression does not necessarily means that it is a bad place; the name is usually used in reference to small bars found in many street corners around Rio where people of different back grounds (social and age wise) get together to talk, have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Xavier da Silveira 98 Loja A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 1122351249

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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