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Bar do Cicero

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$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, South American
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Ilha Primeira Itanhanga, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Amman - Jordan
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I ate here with Diana Persi my tour guide. The place is very nice & special, we got there by boat. The food is delicious, great service. Clean restrooms.Highly recommend it.

1 Thank Wafa H
Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A gorgeous restaurant on the water in Barra da Tijuca. You get there by boat in a couple of minutes. Authentic and simple decor and one of our best meals. Their menu has English translations which is a big help. We had salmon and croquettes and an amazing "broccoli rice." The view is beautiful too

Thank Vanessa T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Simple yet very good food. Getting there by boat (the only way!) is a nice touch. You eat overlooking the lagoon. I recommend the octopus and everything from the sea.

Thank Mario C
Melton Mowbray Leics
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Located down in 'Barra' you travel to this restaurant by a water taxi, then spend a couple of hours gazing out over the water whilst you enjoy a good meal. Visited it twice and on one occasion had 'moqueca de peixe'. The portion for two was enormous and the fish there in was wonderful, I don't think I have ever... More 

Thank Momelt
Athens, Greece
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a very nice traditional restaurant located in a small island. You get there by a small boat (5 minute ride) which is also very nice as the location is great. The restaurant has a great view at the lake and serves brazilian food which is delicious. We tried the Bobó de Camarão and pastel de Camarão, absolutely yummy!... More 

Thank Tania S
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This place is located in a small island right off Neymeyer's av coming from Leblon towards Barra. On google map its called 'ilha primeira in front of ilha da gigoia'. You get off at the barra point shopping center, take a small boat for a 5 min ride which costs less than $2. and there you arrive. i might take... More 

Thank Markusvinicius
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

After my favorite seafood restaurant in Barra da Tijuca closed down, one of my work colleagues reminded me of the Bar do Cicero. This restaurant is located on a small island on the lagoon side of Barra. To get there, you take a small boat (cost $R5/person). The boatmen are friendly and very entrepreneurial, and the ride to and from... More 

Thank Dean H
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The restaurant is located in Ilha da gigoia .....the neighborhood is a mixture of Tailand, santa Teresa. Everything and everyone needs to trasported By water so when you sit on the restaurant Deck you can check out all the water activities , trânsit of speed boats, stand up, kaiake and chalangas, the diesel motor the is the life of the... More 

Thank flaviaveras
Bronx, New York
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Our guesthouse host recommended this place and it was a meal to remember. The food was delicious, the service was great, the view was amazing. We ordered a mixed BBQ for 2 that could have easily fed a hungry family of 4, an appetizer and a couple of drinks and it was less than $50.00 us. One of the best... More 

Thank ricanstruction
Rio de Janeiro
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

You can only reach this bar by boat and you will see such a great neighborhood called Marapendi. You will not believe you are in Rio and when you get there, Cicero might welcome you and you will have the best snacks in your life, specially if you choose CAMARÃO SEM CASCA COM ALHO, that means shrimp with garlic, absolutely... More 

Thank RafaTraveller

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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
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilha Primeira Itanhanga, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 021-2493-8053

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?