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Braseiro da Gavea

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Praca Santos Dumont 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
21 2239-7494
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice place to taste - A noite carioca - busy, beautiful people, a lot of young people. Meat is great, picanha, bofe de chouriço, sidera are great, iced beer as it must be in Rio Loved the place, the service is efficient and friendly. Top top.

Thank carica098
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gavea is a pleasant upper middle class district in Rio de Janeiro, and its Praca Santos Dumont is its heart. Braseiro da Gavea is one of several restaurants on this large wooded square, well-known by the locals for its excellent meat. The restaurant is usually packed. Its patrons are happy and relaxed. We ordered the filet mignon for two, one... More 

Thank LucDevroye
Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great. The food was delicious, the waiters always friendly and helpful, atmosphere both chatty and relaxed. Went there perhaps 6 times in a 1-month visit!

Thank pamplemousse806
Winter Garden, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This traditional restaurant in the Gavea neighborhood areas aka "Baixo Gavea" is very well know for its cold draft beer "chope" and food specially the Picanha with rice broccoli dish. It is close to Jardim Botanico and Parque Lage. It gets very crowded at night time, but it is worth it.

Thank DanielJanequine
Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

read the reviews and had lunch at this locals only spot not too far from Leblon beach. Deliecious steak that shared with my wife. only regret is that the portions are so large that I didnt have the room to try the cod.

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Brisbane, Australia
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799 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were taken here by our guide, a regular visitor, and were really impressed with the place. For lunch at the start of Carnaval the it was packed with locals and we had to wait a short time for a table, but it was worth it. The meal was fairly light with a starter of local bar-b-cued pork sausage which... More 

Thank Anthony S
Hagerstown, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A great place that gets crowded. Best to go during the week, enjoy the meat and a few cold ones! Get the beef the Portuguese potatoes and the broccoli rice !

Thank Chris C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Delightful lunch! Coma a linguica e a picanha. Friendly staff, very attentive, perfect place to stop for food after your site seeing.

Thank Kyle Kenneth N
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by somebody we met, didn't disappoint! Great atmosphere and great food. We had Picante, delicious! Friendly helpful staff. Markus even offered to get us an uber as we left. Struggled to eat it all, good portion size. Mid price range. Well worth a visit, we may pop back!😋 Check out my other reviews about Rio

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stillwater, Minnesota
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This local restaurant was introduced to us by our guide, Paulo Giffoni of Lebon Tours. Eating lunch at a fashionably late time (3pm) we avoided the local crowd that packs this restaurant each and every day. The local beef was suggested by Paulo, and who's to question. Along with the local fermented sugar cane drink this was a perfect way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Santos Dumont 116, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 21 2239-7494

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