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) #441 of 13,038 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro ££ - £££ , Seafood,
Rua Visconde de Itaborai 8, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-060, Brazil
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
5 Aug 2016
“Fantastic food in an extraordinary restored building”
5 Mar 2016
“Bad food but great show”
Open Now
13:30 - 22:00All hours
Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
££ - £££
Rua Visconde de Itaborai 8, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-060, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and professional Staff, good food, flexible with colleagues that wanted to make some changes on their dishes. Varied menu and large portion. Will go back!

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant for the Brazilian samba show, called Samba Tropical. The food, at least what I ate, was quite goopy and tasteless. What I saw on my neighbors' plates also did not look too interesting. Below average caipirinhas. However, the show we had...More

Thank k_k111
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Food is quite good but I do not believe it deserves the MIchelin Bib Gourmand recomendation it got. I dare to say that food is just good enough to match the worderful setting of the colonial building. All in all, its is still an excellent...More

Thank VeryCarioca66
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Style and delicious food and drinks. Perfect to meet friends and spend time together.Must to visit. Next to the historical Ginger bar in Rio

Thank irinas793
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Cais is located in a neighbourhood with a plenty of restaurants. We decided on Cais because the restaurant was proudly displaying Michelin 2015 rating. The ambience was absolutely beautiful, loved it at the first sight, dishes on the menu sounded quite appetising and we congratulated...More

2  Thank darkknightsf
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We were taken here by friends in Rio for lunch- we'd hoped to visit the Picasso exhibit nearby by the queues were horrendous so gave it a miss. The setting is wonderful - as were the 4 musicians. There was a great variety of food...More

Thank KP58
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in a very nicely restored building. Eating in the back side is really nice. I had an executive menu dish (picanha steak, potatoes and salad) and it was excellent. The service was great, quick an attentive. I definetly recommend the place.

Thank Juan Carlos P
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I was in cais on a Sunday for lunch. They have live chorinho show. they were amazing players. Ths food was also good. I had chicken and my friends had a steak and everything was good and fancy. At some point i thought they should...More

Thank Margarida W
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Good location in downtown Accessible easily by bus Good food Nice atmosphere The open hall is a little bit noisy In general good place

Thank sHajjar
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The restaurant has a beautiful room, the service is very fast and the food is great! The price is not cheap, but is worth the food!

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Itaborai 8, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 2203.0178
  • E-mail
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