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“Excellent Brazilian food in a welcoming setting”
Review of O Peixe Vivo

O Peixe Vivo
Ranked #381 of 13,701 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Copacabana
Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Brazilian food in a welcoming setting”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Patronized by Copacabana locals and with an excellent website, O Peixo Vivo is a well-run and hospitable Brazilian restaurant with traditional flourishes. The items on a large menu, most of which can be ordered for one (meia) or two persons (inteira), include churrasco misto (grilled meats) and moqueca de camarão (shrimp stew made with coconut milk and lime). To accompany excellent food, there is a good list of wines, Argentine, Chilean and Portuguese (avoid the few Brazilian offers). On the other hand, the desert menu is limited.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Javea, Spain
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good fish restaurant in Rio”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Great dining experience away from tourist areas in Copacabana, very reasonable prices, good quality food, well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“nice meal”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Nice restaurant, seafood, one end of Copacobana beach area. Ok moqueca (seafood). Others had grilled fish which they enjoyed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Burlington, Canada
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233 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Pre cruise stay”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

was recommended by hotel staff.
You will have problems with your english, but we enjoyed the food.
The menu is very extensive and we had to use our dictionary a few times.
It is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth it

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious Brazilian Seafood”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were looking for a nice local seafood restaurant in Copacabana and read the great reviews. The paella was delicious as well as the seabass with brocolli rice. Wait staff was good. We enjoyed sitting outside having lunch on the porch facing the street, watching the interesting locals walking by.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Sc0ttW_Atlanta
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