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Rua Primeiro de Marco 24 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-900, Brazil
(21) 2232 8007
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
11 Jul 2017
“Great vegetarian place with good variety and reasonable prices”
26 Jan 2016
“Vegan variety”
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Rua Primeiro de Marco 24 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-900, Brazil
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was the only vegetarian restaurant that I had been after spending 4 nights in Rio. The food variety was great with reasonable prices. I had late lunch around 2pm and happy to see the restaurant still open!

Thank PinkBear2
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

It's a hidden place in downtown, even a little bit sketchy. But the food is good and there are plenty of options. They also have a good green juice. I had my meal and the juice for 28 reais. Found interesting that there's a great...More

Thank Anna Clara B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The high proportion of Brasilians really love their meat, so there is not a massive flowering of veggie and vegan places. A lot of waiters don't really understand the term and consider animal fat or even chicken acceptable 'vegetarian' ingredients as they are not red...More

Thank TheBigStick
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

What delicious vegetarian options here. My wife is coeliac so she had to choose carefully her dishes from the buffet. But there seemed to be plenty of options for gluten free although there are no labels. This place is hard to find so watch out...More

1  Thank filmmuso
Reviewed 16 December 2013

My wife and I are vegetarians and after 3 days in Rio, we were getting tired of our limited food options. Luckily, I read a review for Tempeh from a fodors trip review and decided to go there when we toured Praca XV. So at...More

3  Thank jysharma
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We went to this place around 1 pm for a price-by-weight lunch. They didn't offer an unlimited buffet option during my visit. We had a filling amount of vegan food for about $13 each. Best options were the faux meatballs and moqueca! Kinda silly that...More

1  Thank vegtravel4
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Great and cheap vegan food in the center of Rio de Janeiro. A veggie oasis in the heart of "meat-land". It works as the brazilian "kilo" system: you put all you want to eat in your plate and pay the weight of it, despite what...More

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Wonderful place!!!!!!! Great location - downtown, among great historical architecture, near Paço Imperial, Praça XV de Novembro, within walking distance from subway station Carioca. At the entrance you'll see only a sign above a simple door that leads to a high staircase which gives access...More

Thank CapSpectre
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Brazil is not a country awash with vegetarian restaurants. Vegetarians can be too easily condemned to a bland diet of cheese omelettes and tasteless veg. But Tempeh is a restaurant apart. An unassuming entrance in the city centre leads to a first floor haven of...More

Thank TheBigStick
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Nice restaurant focused on vegetarian cousine. Very good food, even for those not used to that like us.

1  Thank GUSDALI
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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Primeiro de Marco 24 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-900, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2232 8007
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