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O Peixe Vivo

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Rua Tonelero, 76 -, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-002, Brazil
+55 21 2255 9225
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the house Moqueca and as usual it was brilliant with a great taste. This restaurant is well located in Copacabana just behind the metro station at Cardeal Arcoverde in a quiet street. It can get busy at the weekends A great range of fish dishes so there should be something for everybody

Thank Zippyboarder
Emeryville, California
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193 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is a few blocks from the beach but it's worth the walk. We liked it so much we went there a couple of times. Despite the old-fashion look, the seafood is delicious and the portions are gi-normous. A half order is plenty for one person, and a full order is good for 2 or 3 people. We always... More 

Thank FM6565
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good sea food in Rio? Come to this place. The service is awesome and the food is divine. Taste the "Badejo" fish.

Thank Pedro d
Richmond, TX, USA
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the Arena Copacabana Hotel and we got a coupon for one complimentary cocktail/drink. We ordered the special of the day which consisted of prawns, bass and 3 sides. The meal was approx. US$70 for two. Pricey but worth every cent. A very cozy atmosphere with Old World Portuguese vibe.

Thank bossyvossy
Tampa, Florida
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Found this place because of the location close to my hotel. The portions of huge! Very good sea bass. The staff did not speak much English but I made out just fine.

Thank JuannyChico
Ventura County Coast, California
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The food was better t han average Brazilian restaurants. Fish really good , service very nice. Pricey though. Perhaps too pricey. I had moqueca and casquinha de siri. Deliciously made. I would go back

Thank enjoytraveling28
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were wandering, and happened across the restaurant. We've been a little disappointed by the lack of accessible wine in Brasil (i.e. Rare to find a restaurant serving wine) and it looked good. Friendly service suggested the fish stew with roast sea bass and accompanying seafood. Delicious, probably too much food as we are finding servings here go a very... More 

Thank Argoat
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of the staff at the hotel we were staying at in Rio recommended this restaurant on our first night. We got in late in the afternoon, tired and hungry and wanted a good restaurant close by that offered seafood. We arrived at the restaurant around 5:30, a bit early for dinner so we were the only patrons at the... More 

Thank HelenNoel23
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Visited on the recommendation of local family. Really busy Sunday lunch but managed to get a table after our Brazilian friends harassed the maitre d' - all a bit of fun. Service was efficient and really friendly; great buzzing atmosphere. We shared two platters which came complete with vegetables and potatoes. Enormous portions, fresh fish cooked to perfection, delicious sauce.... More 

Thank bigheff
Turku, Finland
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was very homely fish restaurant. As a starters we did have pastel de camarao and carpaccio de carne which both were very good. Main course we had file de linguado ao molho de camarao for two and also this was very delicious. Mashed potatoes were good. The food looked like homemade. We were so full that could not eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Tonelero, 76 -, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2255 9225

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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