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Carpe Diem

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Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
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104 Sul, bloco D - loja 1 | Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
061 3325-5301
12:00 - 01:00
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Miami, Florida
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165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Carpe Diem has several locations in Brasilia and this one has clearly been suffering the new competition from Coco Bambu in the same shopping. Wrongfully so. The buffet is excellent and the meat options come very well prepared and in good sizes. Service was very friendly and efficient and assisted us in having a great meal despite time constraints.... More 

Thank SAmTrax
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Went here for their lunchtime buffet, heard lots about it so thought I would try it out. Here you can find some excellent Feijoada which is a traditional pork and bean stew. Went here twice for lunch, both times left very satisfied.

Thank JennyWhitelockOz
Curitiba, PR
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241 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were a little too late for lunch and a little too early for dinner, but the staff at Carpe Diem could not have been nicer and the food was very, very good. My two companions were vegetarian and really enjoyed the Caprese salad and a vegetarian salad. I had a sun dried beef salad that was very nice. The... More 

Thank Nils62
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

There are 5-6 Carpe Diem restaurants in Brasilia, but the original at 104 Sul is the best. Very good fish and chicken dishes, excellent caipirinhas, and efficient service. Top off your meal with a creamy cappuccino. Prices are quite reasonable. I have eaten here many times over the past 10 years and it has maintained its quality. It's also the... More 

1 Thank Bahia123
Brasilia, DF
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198 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

http://carpediem.com.br/ This restaurant has 4 iterations in Brasilia go to the site above for the one closest to you. My preference is 104 Sul and have never been disappointed there. On our most recent trip this february we were delighted that standards at the 104S restaurant have not changed. The buffet as always looked exceptional, but we chose the lunch... More 

Thank tom h
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

At first sight Carpe Diem seems a nice, middle of the road restaurant. However, quality can be in the details. The buffet offered one of the best salads (ready made for you at the counter) of Brasilia. And the Tenderloin Beef that I asked to be made on the spot (contrary to the beef available as part in the buffet),... More 

Thank Peter T
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We went to Brasilia Shopping Center's Carpe Diem. The prices are higher than in the food court area. The buffet consisted of salads, mostly lettuce and vegetables. And it cost 30 reals per person which I think is somewhat high for that. The meat was excellent, we ordered chicken in garlic sauce and it was delicious. On the menu they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

As noted below by Bahia123, it is really important to understand that there is more than one Carpe Diem in Brasilia. The address listed for this entry, 104 Sul, is the oldest and the main Carpe Diem, whereas a number of reviewers are reviewing the small Brasilia shopping center Carpe Diem restaurant in the mall. We passed the one in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our guide book and got good ratings on Trip Advisor, so we took the R$36 cab ride from our hotel, lopking forward to our meal. Things got off to a bad start when my partner's pisco sour arrived with no egg white nor bitters and had sugar around the rim. (My caipirinha was fine.) Our... More 

Thank midmodman
Caraguatatuba, SP
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Nice place. Service polite and friendly. Delicious food at very reasonable prices! The live music was totally unnecessary and musicians weren't good singers.

Thank RegCaragua

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Sul, bloco D - loja 1 | Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: 061 3325-5301
Brasilia is a city that lives a happy contradiction that traditional places despite being still very young. Among these establishments, Carpe Diem can be proud to have his name established as a restaurant rather traditional youth capital.His fame extends far beyond the undeniable competence cuisine, the restaurant always boiled harboring thinkers, journalists, artists and those who like to live with the intellectual hubbub of the city. No wonder, the Carpe Diem was the stage for the launch of books, magazines, CDs, exhibitions and shows.The Carpe Diem have in your recipe right balance between tradition and innovation and the boundaries between the restaurant and a family environment are lost. Therefore, its consolidation as one of the preferred addresses between Brasilia was very natural. Today, Carpe Diem is approaching its 22 years and works for that as so many others, continue to be part of city life.shops:- Carpe Diem 104 South- Carpe Diem La Parrilla - Brasilia Shopping- Carpe Diem La Cuiccina - Terrace Shopping- Carpe Diem Bistro and Tratoria - Home Shopping Park- Carpe Diem Yacht Club - Yacht Club of BrasiliaBrasilia e uma cidade que vive a feliz contradicao de ter lugares tradicionais apesar de ser ainda muito jovem. Entre esses estabelecimentos, o Carpe Diem pode orgulhar-se de ter seu nome consolidado como um restaurante bastante tradicional da jovem capital.Sua fama vai muito alem da inegavel competencia culinaria, o restaurante sempre ferveu abrigando pensadores, jornalistas, artistas e quem gosta de conviver com o burburinho intelectual da cidade. Nao a toa, o Carpe Diem foi palco para o lancamento de livros, revistas, CDs, exposicoes e shows.O Carpe Diem tem na sua receita a medida certa entre tradicao e inovacao e os limites entre o restaurante e um ambiente familiar se perdem. Por isso, a sua consolidacao como um dos enderecos preferidos entre os brasilienses foi muito natural. Hoje, o Carpe Diem aproxima-se dos seus 22 anos e trabalha para que por mais tantos outros, continue a fazer parte da vida da cidade.Lojas: - Carpe Diem 104 sul- Carpe Diem La Parrilla - Brasilia Shopping- Carpe Diem La Cuiccina - Terraco Shopping- Carpe Diem Bistro e Tratoria - Casa Park Shopping- Carpe Diem Iate Clube - Iate Clube de Brasilia

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?