This is a marvel in the rain forest. Friendly service and good Brazilian food in a cool quaint restaurant.
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Because we love Floresta da Tijuca we decided to have lunch at Restaurante dos Esquilos ... Bad mistake. The historic old building invites you in, only to disappoint as you walk inside. The place hasn't been upgraded in years. We ordered 3 (expensive) fish dishes....More
Good food for lunch. Had dinner here many years ago. Very excellent. Worth visiting even though you don't eat here.
This restaurant, in an old colonial house, is great for every occasion. The house, as the all historic monuments in the Tijuca Forest, and in Brazil, is quite abandoned in the outside. but the food is very good, the waiters are genuinely Brazilian and gentle,...More
A great place right in the middle of the Tijuca National Park. This building use to be a farm house of one of the farms that existed before the National Park. The place has a unique decoration and surrounding. Come with time to see the...More
In such a beautiful setting it was a disappointment that an impressive building as os esquilos would be so ordinary a resteraunt the food was blatantly prepackaged,overcooked and way overpriced,so typical of places that have only one place to eat,the need for quality is lost,yet...More
Right in the middle of 33 sq Klms of Rain forest in the centre of Rio, vist the Chinese look out, the waterfall and the Forest itself and call in for traditional Brazilian food prepared well and served with a smile. Nice lawns at the...More
Went to this restaurant when we were touring the forest. It is a great old house with a nice garden close to the waterfalls. Behind the restaurant there is a waterfall about a 10 minute walk. We ordered "pasteles" and they were good. The desserts...More
The place is awsome. In the middle of the forest with a nice temperature ever and some birds and little animals passing. Altought the proce is high, the food is excellent and the dishes are very creative. The fact to accept only cash is very...More
This is a very special place. We went to the Os Esquilos restaurant yesterday. It is located in the middle of Tijuca's forrest. In the middle of te city. I had an excellent steak with banana wraped wit bacon and smashed yuca. The caipiroska (with...More