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Bar Luiz

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German, European, Central European
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Rua da Carioca 39 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-008, Brazil
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I stopped by for a pint and a snack on a hot afternoon and this place was perfect to wind down after walking a while. Focus is on service quality and it is great, seeing these servers work as they do is beautiful.

1 Thank Christine G
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Pretty convenient location, food and Chopp were very good. Worth the stop for lunch if you are in the Centro region! Be aware that it can get pretty busy during the lunch hours. Knowing no Portuguese was not an issue, there are English menu options.

1 Thank Arthur C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be in downtown Rio, make sure you visit Bar Luiz. On one of the main historic streets, this bar was founded by germans. This is also why you are sure to find two great things: great draft beer and one of the best german style pork chops (Kassler) in town. The potato salad that comes with... More 

1 Thank Marcelo M
Vila Seca, Spain
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

As their motto claims. We found it after visiting Saara Market and was a right decision. Lots of prices hang on their walls, recognizing one of the best restaurants in Rio as traditional cuisine. They serve German food and you mustn't miss their potatoes salad. The place it's very charm and many locals in there.

1 Thank Jimber81
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you are in Rio, you must go to Bar Luiz. There will you can appreciate de true germany cuisine. It´s Restaurant is tradicional in Rio. Around II War the restaurant change your name (Adolph), but the food make you feel in Germany. I loved

Thank Brazil133
Joao Pessoa, PB
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Historic, perhaps the oldest of Rio de Janeiro, with excellent potato salad, and a variety of tasty sausages and chop (beer) and gentle and efficient servers, but very noisy, like many places in Brazil, the regulars have little concern for the presence of the others, and we can't stay long to enjoy the ambience.

Thank agramf
Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Around for 125 years, Bar Luiz on the Rua Carioca is a traditional downtown favourite with a solid unchanging menu. Its physical appearance as a German beer hall is matched by a menu specializing in chopp (beer), excellent potato salad, and a variety of tasty sausages and salt meats. Hidden away on the large menu is a chicken cutlet served... More 

Thank jeanbarman
Guildford, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Lovely lunch of traditional German food! My partner and I shared a mixed plate for one and it was too much for us to finish (and we like to eat!!). The rib was absolutely delicious and the potato salad was quite possibly the best I have ever had. Highly recommend!

Thank HollisterRanchGirl
rio de janeiro
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466 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

One the few places downtown with reasonable prices, and a good quantity of food. Beer on draft is fabulous, Roast beef and potato salad an absolute must.

1 Thank maperrin
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

You go for the ambience and nursery food. When the weather is bad or you are feeling low, go to BL for a few uplifting beers and sausages with potato salad. A blast from the past. The knuckle of pork is also excellent. Nothing nouvelle in sight.

Thank bmoores

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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$5 - US$15
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Carioca 39 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-008, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 021/2262-6900

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

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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