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Caravela do Visconde

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Rua Visconde de Caravelas 136, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22271-042, Brazil
21 2266-3128
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

If you are keen on having great food in huge portions with a great value, this is the place. The meat is excellent, and be prepared to eat a lot. Very typical and traditional style local cuisine. No frills, whatsoever.

Thank Ivan Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We like very much this restaurant, the food is of very good quality and well served, the service is exellent and the atmosphere genuine with many locals and families - no frills and no to expensive. On the same road there are a few other restaurants and bars (botecos as they are called in Brazil); usually the Caravella is the... More 

Thank Ottorino C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This place is quite popular with locals and by far the busiest restaurant in the area. Full of waiters in smart outfits. We had fabulous bife milanesa with rice and french fries for just R35. Beef portion was vast (see photo) and meat was tender. Fries were under-cooked. A carafe of fresh orange just and we were set. The mashed... More 

1 Thank MutsuiJackarama
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We didn't know the place. The restaurant is very simple, looks traditional from the first glance, the menu is also traditional, but the meat made on the charcoal grill is the star of the show, and the servings are really, really huge. If we were 4 we would eat confortably. In two, we left with the dinner on our doggy-bag.

Thank ElleJusta
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Caravela do Visconde is one of the treasure "hidden" places in Rio! Good good, really good Picanha for very reasonable price! Simple place!

1 Thank Paula_ulisses
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

It doesn't look that cozy but, the food is great! If you are around Botafogo it is a must eat! Recommended by locals as well. One plate will be enough for 3 guys, you can add some side dishes if you like. They recommend 2 dishes for 3, but 1 will be more than enough! Try brazilian potatoes, very nice... More 

Thank Robert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Whent in the restaurant order the linguica and the picanha. Excellent... Fair price. To drink the traditional chopp. The ambiance is of the traditional boteco carioca.

Thank Andre B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

This is a very popular restaurant in Botafogo, very simple, where families gether to eat a good stake, always very very well served!! I recomend!

Thank Julio B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

Stumbled on this place as it was completely packed. The owner saw me and invited me in. Simple decor, waiters all in bow-ties... Steaks are massive and come with an array of sides! Everything looked good though! Simple cooking, great flavours, good atmosphere! You really can't go wrong! (And i've just come from Argentina) :)

1 Thank Holiday_dek
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

This place will give you a taste of the typical no frills Brazilian food. Their nice and tasty meat dishes with fries and farofa are very good. Try something "Oswaldo Aranha style" for the unbeatable garlic sauce. Dishes are to share (even for three if you're not super hungry) so make sure you don't come alone.

2 Thank Luiz L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Caravelas 136, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22271-042, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighbourhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: 21 2266-3128

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

Staying in Botafogo

Neighbourhood Profile
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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