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“Very Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Sobrenatural

Ranked #1,118 of 13,608 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: US$5 - US$8
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Santa Teresa
Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

After 5 years without going to Santa Teresa district, I suggested to some friends to go to Sobrenatural and enjoy the afternoon in the pleasant Santa Teresa.
Unfortunately Sobrenatural enjoys a reputation (maybe from past years) that it by far is not able to deliver.
Services was bad, table cloth was dirty and the moquecas were very badly prepared and served. It is unbelievable that the 3 moquecas we ordered were cooked by a professional cook. Sobrenatural used to be a nice place. Now it is in urgent need of a quality and service upgrade shock. I will never come back until I hear something has dramatically changed.


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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Simple, overpriced food, bad lighting and an additional charge for live music, which comprised of three people sitting around a table, intermittently playing between chats

Visited December 2013
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North Yorkshire, UK
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good fish restaurant”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We went to Sobrenatural after reading reviews about it and initially we didn't feel it lived up to the reviews it had but the meal turned out to be very good indeed. We shared a fish dish, because most of the main course are for two, and it was delicious. I can't remember the name of the dish but it was salt cod cooked with coconut milk and Brazil nuts, served with broccoli rice and bananas. There was a good atmosphere for a Saturday afternoon, some tourists but mainly families and other groups. Some of the staff spoke some English but all of them were friendly and helped us with directions when we left. The Santa Teresa area was looking a bit run down, with grass growing through the tram lines after the trams were decommissioned following an accident in 2011, but apparently new trams are expected to be up and running for the World Cup next summer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Restaurant has really gone downhill”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I live in the neighborhood and we've always enjoyed Sobrenatural, even just for a plate of fried shrimp pastels. Went back last week and had the same dish -- greasy, still slightly frozen, watery tasteless pineapple juice, and very high prices. A pity -- an always reliable restaurant seems to have rested on its laurels. A very dirty kitchen too.

  • Visited November 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Tasty but slightly restrictive menu ”
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Great service and very tasty food in a well located and kooky restaurant.

The menu is almost entirely fish based, there are two non fish options. These are both dishes for two people however. Most of the menu offers meals that are for sharing due to the size of the fish.

Not a negative but does require both people to want to eat the same thing so worth being aware of in advance.

Staff we're fantastic, offered advice and great recommendations and couldn't be more helpful.

Thank Niki H
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