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This traditional bar-restaurant in Rio is famous for its late opening hours and its alcohol-absorbing food as well as its lively atmosphere. Cervantes now has several branches in Rio, but this... Read More
This traditional bar-restaurant in Rio is famous for its late opening hours and its alcohol-absorbing food as well as its lively atmosphere. Cervantes now has several branches in Rio, but this Copacabana was the first and is still arguably the most appealing for those looking for good food, drink and prices and a lively local atmosphere. At this branch, there's a sit-down restaurant/bar and adjoining stand-up bar, where locals gather to eat, drink and chat until the early hours of the morning. Cervantes is famous above all else for its mammoth sandwiches - to say they are generously filled would be an understatement. The steak, cheese and pineapple version is a long-standing favorite on the menu.
Rua Prado Junior, 335b
Rio de Janeiro, 28970
- Barra's Best Restaurants: "Virtually everything on the menu comes with a huge slice of pineapple - if you don't like the fruit, say so when you place your order."
- Copacabana's Best Restaurants: "All the sandwiches - yep, all of them - comes with a slice of pineapple. It works surprisingly well, but tell your server when you order if you really don't like it."
- Best for Barra's Best Restaurants Because: Cervantes is a much-loved Carioca institution, famous for its huge portions and friendly service.
- Best for Copacabana's Best Restaurants Because: Cervantes has been keeping Copacabana locals happy for over 50 years, thanks to its super-generous portions and lively atmosphere