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Espirito Santa

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“shrimp” (26 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
“filet mignon” (7 reviews)
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Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent welcoming by the staff, very nice. Large choice of starters, little plates and vegetarian / vegan / non gluten food (+ meat and fish). We had the Majé and the Moqueca, and cachaça cocktails, very good. Great vibes, good music and ambience, on the...More

Thank Cecile J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of very unusual dishes, particularly from the north. Try a lot of different menu options. I thought the ceviche was oversalted, but everything else -- especially the fried plantains and jambu -- were really well prepared. Had a friendly chat with the chef...More

Thank Carpetblogger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely overpriced for the meals it offers. Service is unbelievable. Waiters were rude when we told them part of one of the dishes was missing - they forgot the rice. No apologies. Another mistake in ingredients on a second dish and they tried to say...More

Thank Pedro S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably my favourite place for food in Rio. On top of the hills this gem of a restaurant will bring mouth watering flavours to your mouth. Slightly more expensive than certain restaurants but the food is from Amazon so expected. Enjoy the food music and...More

Thank gr7981
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The food wasn't worth the wait and money, service was slow, hard to find location. Overall, I was hopeful for a good experience based on the reviews. But I was disappointed. The menu was standard. I ordered the goat cheese and chutney appetizer and it...More

Thank Dalia_Traveler
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here during a short stay in Rio, following a recommendation by our B&B, which was located nearby. We enjoyed the experience. The restaurant looks fairly basic inside - more like a bar with tables. However, we received a warm welcome...More

Thank Phantomfoodie
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It was decent enough, however given the glowing reviews on here I was underwhelmed. Acai chutney was decent, bread could have been a store bought loaf and cheese was reminiscent Boursin. Decent crab starter and the ribs were decent enough, however very fatty and salty;...More

Thank wildbill8989
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Espírito Santa is a restaurant very special, located in Santa Teresa, which provides a very pleasant experience no only due to the space and great service, but also for the food that is wonderful. I´ve been there several times and was always a great experience....More

Thank 183amalin
Reviewed 18 March 2017

As well as a fitting name for such a delicacy, this chocolat mousse makes us feel good with a special filling of a fruit from the amazon forest the Cupuaçu!!!

Thank Ivan C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This a highly recommended restaurant in the the Santa Teresa neighborhood featuring Amazonian cuisine. There is a dining area out back that features comfortable seating under the stars. We ate here twice, with our posada being next door. The staff was friendly and helpful, and...More

Thank pfefmeister
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Do you take credit cards?
5 May 2015|
Response from mbispo | Property representative |
Hi - yes we accept all major credit cards, though we prefer that tips be left in cash if possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 264 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-260, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Teresa
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: 552125074840
  • E-mail
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