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Brazilian, Bar
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Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil
(21) 2275-6147
12:00 - 06:00
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Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 06:00
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Laguna Beach
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food in the restaurant but You will find the ultimate ham sandwich will tast better at the casual bar with a tasty draft beer together with locals. By the way, any of the sandwiches looked just wonderful.

Thank christhinar2015
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A comida é boa mais o serviço foi pessimo. The food is good but the service was awful. trip advisor must to modify the information, they don't have Bauru

Thank José A
Memphis, Tennessee
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I visited Rio 5 days from the United States. I ate at Cervantes 4 of the 5 days for either lunch or dinner. Those sandwiches with the pineapple are so delicious. The staff was friendly in trying to find someone who spoke English to assist me.... I also love the homemade potato chips!!!!! I tried the steak, chicken and pork... More 

Thank saltlady1
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I chose the restaurant due to the strong reviews here. Definitely didn't disappoint. The signature pineapple addition to the sandwiches is what makes them special. Don't let the mundane facade deter you.

Thank IntlPilot
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

If you want to have a fantastic sandwich and a cold beer or drink - this is your place. Cervantes has been around for decades and it is well known for its sandwiches - even though they have a very good menu. It is a must if you are in Rio, walking distance from Copacabana beach. Thei big variety of... More 

Thank Ronaldo M
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I have been visiting Cervantes for many years and have always enjoyed a great meal. You can either sit down in the restaurant or eat at the counter. For the fastest service, the counter is the way to go. My sandwich was in my hands in less than one minute. As soon as it was ordered, it was being made.... More 

Thank GREG C
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

These sandwiches are characterised by huge amount of filling of your choice of meat combined with cheese (melted) and (upon your wish) slice of pineapple between the slices of warmed bread. In the bar, the sandwich is prepared in front of you, and you can choose even the type of meat you wish. There are several salads which can be... More 

Thank Ilze2306
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Cervantes is my favourite place in Rio, not just for the emotional attachment of going for so many years but for the consistent quality. If looking for a quick meal that will give you the best glimpse of carioca life, look no further. Bar counter always more fun, and you can see all the sandwich making action. Sausage with cheese... More 

Thank Miasbec
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Ambiente bem carioca, esse é o Cervantes original, que frequento há mais de 30 anos. Excelente chopp, pratos e sanduíches deliciosos. Excelente atendimento, também. Just great, the most "carioca" among all in the vicinity and other Cervantes elsewhere. I have been often times in this specific Cervantes for about 30 year. Excelent draft beer (by Brazilian standards, since they do... More 

Thank Luiz P
Mooloolaba, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Famous Rio restaurant open 24 hours in a lively part of Copacabana. The classic steak, cheese and pineapple sandwich was very tasty!

Thank drewsfood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brazilian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 06:00
12:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Prado Junior, 335 - loja B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-040, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2275-6147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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