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Ernesto

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German, Brazilian, Bar, European, Pub
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Largo da Lapa 41, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-170, Brazil
25096455
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The place is very calm and friendly. We have got our meals really quickly, they were delicious and huge!

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Thank Roman K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It has a nice selection of beers, in the heart of Rio's old downtown. The food is good, but don't expected legit german food because of the plates got a carioca's interpretation, that is good. The price is fair, but not cheap. I like and recommend this place if you are near by.

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Thank Carlos Q
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

It has been there, on the Largo da Lapa for three generations, serving good German staples - sausages with potato salad; kassler - smoked pork chops; eisbein - pork knuckle,; schnitzel - breaded file mignon. In addition, they feature Angus T-bone steaks, baby beef. Simple taverna atmosphere with wooden tables and chairs, walls lined with photographs of old Rio it... More 

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Thank Leona F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch. Fast service. Ordered baby beef angus, really nice, and salmon. The beer was great too.

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Thank Alexsei T
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

it's been open for many years, but it's not the best bar in lapa in any terms (if you want to get fancy stuff for gringos, go to Rio Scenarium. If you want to know Lapa, go to the back street, Joaquim Murtinho. If you want underground Lapa, try Beco do Rato). Sorry, this place is rubish,

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Thank Bruno C
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place has a nice beer selection and it's our spot for drinking a cold one right before heading up or right after! The food is also good and the service is great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Food isnt typically german, but good quality nonetheless. Staff were very friendly. There's a very relaxed atmosphere, they could do with cleaning the toilets more especially as they're shared downstairs! Would return for the garlic chicken - delicious!

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1 Thank MrandMsModha
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Just on the corner near famous classical music hall Sala Cecilia Meireles where I was playing as a pianist, I had the chance to have lunch almost every day during 10 days there! Such great food. Beef splendid, salads amazing. Beware the portions are enormous!! But the atmosphere, service are so casual, simple and friendly. Most of all a big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

recently had late lunch here while visiting friends in Rio. Was introduced to Flavio the proprietor. Ordered a German style meal which I have to say was most excellently prepared and presented, Sauerkraut was delicious with the roasted pig knuckle. We also had a couple of German import beers, which are a bit on the expensive side compared to Brasilian... More 

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Monterey County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch with my twins and husband in air conditioned comfort on a hot and humid day. Son had pasta; vegan daughter had a salad; husband and I shared a bacalao with potatoes dish with lots of side dishes to share. Very fast service with good food at nice prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Brazilian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Lapa 41, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-170, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 25096455

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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?