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Rascal Leblon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenida Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
(21) 2259-6437
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I had headed to Rio for carnival and decided to head here for my birthday for a little Brunch. I don't usually like buffets, but actually this was one of the best buffets I have been to. Nice and fresh ingredients. And lots of Variety. Good pasta and the salad bar was very good. Highly recommended if... More 

Thank Jade M
Belo Horizonte, MG
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have 2 options: buffet at a fixed price or normal order. I ordered a pasta with Alfredo sauce + fried polpetoni. Was not on my lucky day... taste was below average and I'm also a little bit sick of it. I have come several times before, but this one was the worst.

Thank Damnasc
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pizza...very good restaurant, a lot of options office pizzas and pasta the best pizza ever--->roma style Awesome

Thank Luis C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, horrible services. Very good salad bar and pasta, with meat options, but waiters just don't care about guests.

Thank FlavioBarzil
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

To our surprise, this restaurant is located in an upscale mall. Normally, I prefer to dine in local establishments and not larger, chains. We had the buffet which included our (limited) personal choice of pizza. The buffet was excellent. The chef took great pride in dishing out the delicious food and answered our questions in English. The food and service... More 

Thank bruzerjim
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Consistently good go for the buffet or pizza and have cocktails at the bar whilst you wait for the table, the wait is never too long and the cocktails are very good:)

Thank richmou
Miami, Florida
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163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a good option for buffet style (all you can eat) lunch and dinner, inside Shopping Leblon. Buffet features a variety of salads and cold dishes and additionally, you can have pasta or pizza. Service is on the weak side, as after ordering and delivering drinks they no longer paid attention, which led me to go pay directly at... More 

Thank SAmTrax
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I'm from London. A real foodie. This place is an absolute steal! For £15 pp you can eat the freshest most delicious Italian foods salads - carpaccio home made pizzas mozzarella basil crunchy bit fresh veg cous cous tagliatelle . Honestly I could go on all day! Their fruit cocktail drink is so yummy too . The BEST buffet I... More 

Thank Jade M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I went to Rascal on a Saturday night. Despite the wonderful food in the buffet, the plates in the menu itself was a disaster. I admit eating there many times, but this time it really got me stressed out. The things are getting worse. I was with a group of four including three small kids. We were looking for a... More 

Thank Julia B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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611 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The food choices in this restaurant are excellent! The staff is friendly and I love the option for fresh pasta and sauces. Seating is good.

Thank Danuza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: (21) 2259-6437

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

Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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