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Gruta de Santo Antonio

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Rua Silva Jardim 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030-005, Brazil
11:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Portuguese food out of Lisbon!!!! Great food, great place. Also, try the local beer, the "Noi"; made and sold in Niteroi city only.

Thank Jose Claudio L
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked for a shrimp rice and it was very delicious. The place is located near downtown Niteroi and it doesn't offer parking. You have to park in the street or use the valet parking service. The meals are for two but the price is over average that's why I think it was good to eat once there but I... More 

Thank Luiggi-Campany
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome!!! Excellent food, the salted cod is simply great. One of the best in the world, including Portugal!

1 Thank Quintiere
Niteroi, RJ
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

For portuguese food lovers, this is one of the best restaurants in Brazil. But for weekends, dont forget to make a reservation in advance.

1 Thank Luiz M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant and just wished I could have gone back and had another meal. The seafood was amazing we had the special cod dish. The chef and owner came out and spoke to all the guests. Wonderful wine served aswell.

1 Thank Manwering
Niteroi, RJ
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excelent Portuguese food, Mrs Henriqueta, chef and owner, is very nice. The best cod fish is " com batatas ao murro".

1 Thank Ricardo T
Niteroi, RJ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a traditional restaurant in Niteroi. Owned by a portuguese family offers excelent food and the cordiality and family care that the portuguese know how to transmit.

Thank nsouzaesilva
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302 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

A Thoroughly Portuguese restaurant where you can find bacalhau done a dozen different ways. Stewed with onions, on a roasted squashed potato, punheta (which means something very dirty, but tastes great - it's raw salted codfish). Everything here was incredible, especially these smokey sausages made with bread. Well worth the trip to find it, and you are likely to meet... More 

Thank Ken A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This will be one of the best meals in your life; simple like that. And if you think it's too far, because of the 13 kilometres of the bridge to Niteroi, be sure that I'd even walk those 13 kilometres if this was the only way to get there. Superb seafood, specially, but not limited to, the codfish. Run!

1 Thank Axel C
Sao Lourenco, MG
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Traditional Portuguese cuisine and good service. The portions are plentiful and the food have a good presentation. The codfish cakes are delicious. Although the prices are slightly above average, but worth checking out .

Thank Carimbada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$48
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Silva Jardim 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030-005, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Niteroi
  • Phone Number: 552126215701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?