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Santo Scenarium Bar e Restaurante

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Brazilian, Bar, South American, International, Contemporary
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Rua do Lavradio 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant serves high quality food, with a nice interior. I really had a good lunch, but the price is a premium compared to restaurants locals will consider.

Thank Tom D
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch with 25+ people. A bit on the expensive side given it's in the business district, but the food is worth the money. A large selection of Brazilian and international dishes, good size portions.

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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We came on a weekday for lunch, have to wait on the line, then wait for the waiter to take the order. Some women sat beside us 20 minutes after we had taken our order and they received their food first!!! On top of that we paid 130 Reais!! For a normal meal... Won't come again...

Thank Juan P
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have a wonderful 01-hour business lunch and team meeting here and unfortunately I had such a short time there. The menu is full of great surprises with all traditional choices of typical Brazilian food. It is a 2 floors building with a remarkable well decorated atmosphere with lots of antiques unique pieces. Do not forget to recharge your phone... More 

Thank Mauro T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

If you think you will only hear samba at the heart of Lapa you are completely wrong! Santo Sacenarium - from the same owner of Rio Scenarium and at the same street (Lavradio) - offers you good music (as jazz bossa nova and so on) good meals drinks and service. Try a 'caipirinha' and enjoy jazz in Lapa - a... More 

Thank MLB113
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is Worth a visit with its Church antiques Good food with efficient service I recommend : i am having lunch ah least 3 Times a week

Thank FamilyBrasil
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Santo Scenarium is a great spot for drinks and food in Lapa. We came here after visiting Escaderia Selaron. The caipirinha's were fantastic and super cheap! The food was exceptional (also really cheap). We had the shrimp and cheese bites, the cod balls, and steak strips with fries. The steak with fries was one of my favorite steaks in Rio!... More 

Thank Schuyler S
Montreal, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were staying overnight at the dismal and depressing airport Novotel, in transit from Paraty to an early morning flight to Salvador de Bahia. Taxis were unwilling to take us to Santa Teresa for dinner, but suggested this street in Lapa, which we were saving on our list for later on after our return to Rio. So we hit onto... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has three floors to choose from with some sections only for drinks or snacks or ... Live music on the base floor with dancing action. Most appealing about this huge restaurant is its jawdropping decoration which is like exploring an attic that has accumulated household items over the last hundreds of years.

Thank David D
Malmo, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We chosed this place for the really charming interior. And it is a really good place for just a drink or a beer. But don't eat here. The food was terrible!

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Thank you for sharing your experience . We'll take your comment to direction. Hugs, Scenarium team . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Bar, South American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Lavradio 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 5531479007

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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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