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Gruta de Santo Antonio

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Rua Silva Jardim 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030-005, Brazil
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome!!! Excellent food, the salted cod is simply great. One of the best in the world, including Portugal!

1 Thank Quintiere
Niteroi, RJ
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For portuguese food lovers, this is one of the best restaurants in Brazil. But for weekends, dont forget to make a reservation in advance.

1 Thank Luiz M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant and just wished I could have gone back and had another meal. The seafood was amazing we had the special cod dish. The chef and owner came out and spoke to all the guests. Wonderful wine served aswell.

1 Thank Manwering
Niteroi, RJ
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excelent Portuguese food, Mrs Henriqueta, chef and owner, is very nice. The best cod fish is " com batatas ao murro".

1 Thank Ricardo T
Niteroi, RJ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a traditional restaurant in Niteroi. Owned by a portuguese family offers excelent food and the cordiality and family care that the portuguese know how to transmit.

Thank nsouzaesilva
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298 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A Thoroughly Portuguese restaurant where you can find bacalhau done a dozen different ways. Stewed with onions, on a roasted squashed potato, punheta (which means something very dirty, but tastes great - it's raw salted codfish). Everything here was incredible, especially these smokey sausages made with bread. Well worth the trip to find it, and you are likely to meet... More 

Thank Ken A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This will be one of the best meals in your life; simple like that. And if you think it's too far, because of the 13 kilometres of the bridge to Niteroi, be sure that I'd even walk those 13 kilometres if this was the only way to get there. Superb seafood, specially, but not limited to, the codfish. Run!

1 Thank Axel C
Sao Lourenco, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Traditional Portuguese cuisine and good service. The portions are plentiful and the food have a good presentation. The codfish cakes are delicious. Although the prices are slightly above average, but worth checking out .

Thank Carimbada
Niteroi, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

If you like cod fish (bacalhau) there's no place on earth better than here. The Bacalhau do Chefe is the pinnacle of perfection. We personally prefer it with the Mediterranean potatoes but it is devine anyway you choose. A high-end Portuguese wine to harmonize with it and you have achieved heaven. That's all.

Thank FernandoFVJardim
Alexandre H, Proprietário at Gruta de Santo Antonio, responded to this review
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Minha equipe agradece demais sua avaliação,ficamos muito feliz com sua observação com nosso Bacalhau numero 1 Bacalhau do Chef. Quando... More 

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Excellent restaurant for those who appreciate the Portuguese cuisine! Nice atmosphere, ideal to enjoy with family and friends and have the bread of the house that is just wonderful!

Thank CiddaSiqueira
Alexandre H, Proprietário at Gruta de Santo Antonio, responded to this review
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Muito obrigado por sua avaliação e cometário passado para toda minha equipe!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$47
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Silva Jardim 148 | Ponta da Areia, Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro 24030-005, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Niteroi
  • Phone Number: 552126215701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?