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Cafe Lamas

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Marques de Abrantes, 18 | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2556-0229 -
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09:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 03:00
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San Francisco
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I love coming back to this restaurant to get a feel of old Rio and its dishes. Service by the white coat and black bowtie waiters is always professisonal and a throwback to tradition. Once the food is brought to your table the server proceeds to transfer the food from the serving dish to the guest's plate individually with the... More 

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Asker, Norway
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

When you enter the restaurant, you may have to bow your head. Inside it has a good atmospere filled with history. The menu has a variety of food a lot inspired by portuguese cuisine. The waiters dressed in white give you good service.

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Thank adale2015
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I wanted a really good steak for my last meal in Rio. I got the garlic one and it was incredible. The baked it perfectly and the garlic on top was just perfection. It was a little bit expensive for the place, very simple and all, but the food was worth it. Very kind service too.

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Thank Anouk H
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had one of our better meals in Rio here recently. It's a very well established place with a nice, low key atmosphere. The steaks are probably the best choices here, although there are other good chicken and fish options available. Our steaks came exactly as ordered and were very good. The accompanying sides were very generous in size making... More 

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Thank CBK23
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very traditional restaurant. Excelent food. I am sure all food are delicious. If you are around there you must go there.

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Thank Felipe V
Sao Paulo, SP
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160 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Cafe Lamas is a legend of Rio de Janeiro. It is a very simple restaurant (tables with paper towels) and informal service, but attentive. There is a wide variety of dishes on the menu, but I think the Filet Oswaldo Aranha, a carioca classic, is a must. The meat comes exactly at the desired doneness (medium rare), and very well... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is one of the most famous places in Rio. It is a very good restaurant with nice waiters. The best choices for me are the fried cod with potatoes and onions or the oswaldo aranha steak!

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Thank isvalentim
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

It's the most traditional restaurant in Rio. They offer a food typically Carioca. Simple, tasty and has varieties on menu. Filet Mignon Oswaldo Aranha is more ordered for dessert I recommend Banana Split (Picture).

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Thank Marcio S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Cafe Lamas is a simple, traditional place where you can eat typical food from Rio. A little expensive for such a simple environment/service, but I really like it there.

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Thank Natália R
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

The place has been around since mid to late 1800s and was moved from Largo do Machado to Flamengo in 1976. I'd been going there since I was a little kid, but hadn't gone back since moving out of the country (20+ years). The decor might look tired for some, but for me it was a trip down memory lane... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Portuguese, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 02:30
Monday
09:30 - 02:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 02:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 02:30
Thursday
09:30 - 02:30
Friday
09:30 - 03:00
Saturday
09:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marques de Abrantes, 18 | Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 2556-0229 -

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?