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“Good food reasonably priced.”
Review of Alfaia

Alfaia
Ranked #22 of 13,851 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$64
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Copacabana
Reviewed 3 December 2013

A good fish restaurant with excellent and friendly service. As well as the fish, the selection of fresh vegetables was excellent, not something we have experienced a lot in South America. Not very busy when we went so atmosphere medium. Easy to locate on any maps app and within easy reach of many. Copacabana seafront hotels.

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1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I have to agree with the other reviewers: good cod dishes, the half portions are more than enough for a tall, large hungry person.

We don't get lost easily, but did both finding the place and finding our way back to the hotel. That is embarrassing. Take a taxi, a map or enable roaming.

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1  Thank JaneStockholm
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Just came back from Alfaia. It was fantastic. My wife and I ordered the cod fish balls as an appetizer. They were great. Then we had a half order of the octopus in the house style with sautéed sweet onions, the most incredible olives, green pepper and tomato. This was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten in 57 years. The octopus was gilled and incredibly tender. The flavors exploded in your mouth. My wife completely agreed. Then we had a 1/2 order of Cod Bahian style that was excellent, but paled against a dish fit for the gods. This was an incredible amount of food. The orders are large. We could not eat dessert. The restaurant is relatively small and the service was excellent. Portuguese everywhere; happy people celebrating. Great energy. We were there for 2 lovely hours. Total price with wine and tip was $R 226. The best place we ate during our time in Rio.

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2  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

We had a very nice meal at this little place. The seafood was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. Our only concern was that the atmosphere was dull, to put it nicely. They had no music playing and we were there on a quiet Monday night. Otherwise, we would highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Very good service in a nice restaurant in Portuguese style.
Cod variations between 150-180 Reais or half portions 75-85 Reais rather expensive for good but simple food.
Sobremesa around 7-14 Reais, I can recommend the puddin!
White wines between 59-120 Reais for me is too much in this kind of resto.
I would come back for the food, but not at this pricelevel anymore.

Thank Stvn_102
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