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Restaurante Galapagos

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€€ - €€€
Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Praca Sao Benedito, 11 | Travessa Sao Benedito Pra Achar Pelo Gps, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 18:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is perfect. Situated at a nice Praça in the lovely "Passagem" part of town it can't be beaten. Service is also friendly and fast, too fast sometimes! We ordered bread and dips as a starter and they were marvelous. But hey, can't we finish in tranquility? The main dishes were brought in too fast for us to finish... More 

Thank Kitedude2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has it all- great atmosphere, food, drinks and service for a reasonable price. I will definitely come back to this restaurant the next time I visit Cabo Frio!

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Paris, France
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We've stayed in Cabo Frio for a night and decided to dine in a good restaurant. Trip advisor noted that one very well so we went there. The restaurant is very beautiful and cosy and romantic too. However the food wasn't very good and was either without flavor (carpaccio) or too salty (green risotto served with calamari). Chilean wine that... More 

Thank Lucky-Pakki
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting Galapagos' restaurant and its always such a pleasure! We have tried some different dishes but the best one, no doubt, is the BACALHAU COM LEGUMES ( its a codfish with vegetables) ! Just amazing ! Worth a visit!

Thank Carolita C
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here based on the existing reviews, and it was every bit as delicious as promised. So much that we left another restaurant to come back the next night! Brazil has been difficult because I am a strict vegan, but the staff was incredibly welcoming and flexible. They made something special and it has been my... More 

Thank harlemharris
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I was out with a new friend from Cabo Frio and we happened upon this restaurant. Quite a find !! I had seen it in TripAdvisor so wanted to at least look at menu....from there we entered and spent the evening. Brasilian dishes very reasonably priced with ample portions and vey tasty. Service was excellent for Brasil....I'm always impressed by... More 

Thank Texirican
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent wines. Excellent place The service was perfect. Highly recommendable. Try the salmon.... exquisite. Bon apetite.

Thank Pablosualdo
Manaus, AM
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to eat and be delighted. We had the Galápagos octopus and both the seafood and the bread were superb. Then we had the lagostim and it was refreshing, well seasoned and delicious. Great place to eat while in Cabo Frio.

Thank MateusEsteves
Juiz de Fora - MG
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

In two different occasions within a 4 days span, both service and food varied much in quality (sometimes dishes were too salty). Their "batatas rotie" kept a good quality in both occasions, but the crusted fish merely had a little bit of ginger seeds on top af a whiting fried on olive oil...

Thank Mário Sérgio R
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We have eaten at galapagos numerous times and we are always surprised by how consistently good our meals have been. Great wine selection . In just a few years galapagos has become a "go to place" in Cabo frio.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Sao Benedito, 11 | Travessa Sao Benedito Pra Achar Pelo Gps, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio
  • Phone Number: 22-2643-4097

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