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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Esch Cafe

Esch Cafe
Ranked #122 of 14,496 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$148
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Leblon
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We dined at Esch last week while I was attending a conference in Barra. I ate at Esch a couple of years ago and was very pleased that this visit was as good or better than the previous. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I will be back on my next trip.

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Thank tigerwoods1954
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I only go there when I want to drink, smoke and have am octopus ceviche. It's conveniently located and the service is very good.

Thank Chrys R
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The bartender in our hotel recommended this place for Scotch and cigars. So we went. They are a El Casa de Habano store, so they have a large, walk in humidor with a wide selection of Cuban cigars. Their whisky selection is limited, especially with the single malts, but there were a few. One thing they do, when you order, they bring the bottle to the table and leave it. As a temptation. :)

We both ordered some food. Typically, Brazilian food portions are huge. These were normal size entrees, but not at a lower price that most places. So while the food was excellent, the value was not great.

The two of use had two single malt whiskies each, a cigar (which vary greatly in price), two entrees, and one dessert and with taxi round trip from our hotel in Copacabana, the total was about $181 (yes, US dollars)

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Thank Pinecone-sw
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've known Esch Café from Sao Paulo. Now I've tried Esch Café in Rio. I like the place and absolutely recommend this place if you would like to eat and then have a smoke. Yes, you can eat and smoke at your table!
Cigars are on the pricy side and they basically have only cuban cigars.

Thank faraway1103
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Because its one of the few places that allow cigar smoking (and they have a fab selection for sale) you'll find at least half the tables editing cigar smoke. So, if this disturbs you, it ain't for you. Otherwise it's a great place with good food and excellent service.

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Thank Christian K
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