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Estrelas da Babilonia

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Our bar and restaurant, ran by Belgian-Colombian partners, offers good quality slow-food and service. Located at a touristic viewpoint in the peaceful favela of Babilonia, it offers a unique view over the city and here you will experience a different gentle face of Brazil. A perfect place relax after a busy day in the noisy agitated metropolis. Local community laws prohibit theft, assaults and harassment of women making it an exceptional safe place.
PRICE RANGE
US$6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Latin, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Estrelas da Babilonia after a recommendation from a friend and it was way better and more than what we could have imagined. The view is amazing, overlooking Copacabana and Christ the redeemer was lit up. So beautiful! The food was also really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ornsbronx
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great view, great service (Leslie), amazing drinks (Drink with coco and pineapple) and food (bolinhas babylonia, maravilhas da babylonia). You also get a good workout on the way through the safe favela! 100% recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vacationer819663
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Staying at this hostel was one of the highlights for me and my partner when travelling South America. We were a little apprehensive about the location in a favela but Pol the owner came to meet us at the taxi and walked us up to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank MaireadS41
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive when the taxi left us at the bottom of the morro. The walk there was totally worth it though. The view is something you’ll not get anywhere else in rio. The atmosphere is amazing, full of backpackers, and the owner...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank carolina g
Reviewed March 29, 2018

This place was incredible, with a unique view. We were staying nearby and a bit wary of going into the favela at night, but Babilonia has a reputation for being quite safe. The locals were friendly and helpful, one even walking us the rest of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank hillaryp143
Reviewed March 28, 2018

I believe this was the best place we stayed in in our entire time travelling around South America. It was a privilege to experience staying in a favela with the hosts Bibi and Pol(an extremely intelligent, friendly, interesting, knowledgeable and all round lovely couple) who...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Alex K
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Definitely come here. Absolute best restaurant view in Rio and very reasonable prices. The fried plantains were super good. They even have their own craft beer only available at this restaurant. Babilonia is very welcoming to tourists too. We came at night and got a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank kylepeterson9
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We went here following a recommendation of Lonely Planet. Reasonably easy to find, locals are helpful. Triologia Latina was very tasty.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JoostE589
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We were at Estrelas da Babilonia at sunset, the view was amazing and the hike there safe like described in previous comments. The owner was very nice and the food delocious and plenty. Highly recommend getting there before sunset.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JStone83
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Found this on TripAdvisor and saw it was close to where I was staying. Set out to find the place which was not straight forward but as mentioned in other reviews people are friendly and pointed us in the right direction. Arrived and loved the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Freya E
June 6, 2018|
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Response from JoostE589 | Reviewed this property |
According to their Facebook page wednesday to sunday from 5 afternoon. When were you there?
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HelenJVeitch
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Pol D | Property representative |
Dear Helen, just see you question now. Sorry. We do not specialize in gluten free meals. But considering your question (first ever) we realize that many items in our menu do not contain gluten. We will pay more attention... More
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