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Cafe 18 do Forte

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Cafe
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Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-020, Brazil
(21) 2523-0171
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view of the sea is amazing, maybe we expected the same experience from the food. Tapioca dices were made of big pieces of fried tapiocas, which were raw inside. The bacon slices around the tapioca had no taste. We ordered 2 different types of salads, costing more than 40,00 reais and both had no taste at all. Even the... More 

Thank Corredato
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went for Brunch the views and location is awesome. All outside seating so if it's windy or cloudy bring a jacket because you will be chilly. The food is good and the service was ok even though the staff spoke little to no English but for the most part that all of Brazil... Visit and follow our travel group on... More 

Thank princess123182
Veszprem, Hungary
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The best caffe in rio de janeiro so far. The waiters were really nice but the service is really slow because the place was full.

Thank benkokolos
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You have to pay the Forte entrance fee of 6 real to enjoy the cafe.3 realfor the over 60/s. We had a sandwich,similar to BLT with delicious chips,followed by churros and chocolate.The staff are very friendly,a table by the wall gives a great view of the local surfers,and of course copy cabana beach.

Thank SimplyYours
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have been to the Cafe twice in the last two months and will return again. Try to get a table overlooking Copacabana Beach and enjoy a great sandwich, salad,cup of coffee or an ice cream. Their menu has something for everybody. The service is great, even when crowded. The staff were very nice on both of my visits. If... More 

Thank GREG C
Millport, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is the second cafe as you walk through the fort. The first cafe were very rude and refused to serve us without a Brazilian phone number, my Brazilian daughter in law was very cross and left without explaining she could provide one. As we continued walking we found cafe 18 de Forte and they were very helpful, moving tables... More 

Thank 616LAM
Reading, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We moved up to eat here on the recommendation of our concierge and because the other cafe along the stretch had a huge queue. The location is incredible under a thick canopy for shade with a lovely breeze. The view is beautiful. Our food was ok. Not incredible but certainly nothing to complain about. Staff were pretty rushed and service... More 

Thank THFA1984
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Great location inside the Military fort Museum . Great Presentation of the food i feel the food was little salty but may be only on that day ,, but good flavor great service but it was little timely .nice shade and mild wind great view will make you happy . Parking is the problem .. if you drive we need... More 

Thank reaganrajkumar99
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The view was excellent from here to the whole Copacabana. Our waiter was very friendly and funny, we got excellent Service from hím. We have chosen the Cariocas coffee, the cappuchino was fine, but the cake was small and simple. We got a baguette as well. We have tried the acai and brazilian nuts ice cream and it was delicious.... More 

Thank Andrea M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting the forte is a must, at the very least just for the view. This cafe had a great view over Copacabana beach. The staff were attentive and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the heart of palm and prawn risotto.

Thank RebeccaLuce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2523-0171

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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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