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Travessa do Mosqueira 4 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-270, Brazil
(21) 2224-7820
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Called after seeing the stairs. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Old school traditional restaurant. Didn't look the cleanest but would go back for a beer in a breath. Even saw the waiter at the end of the night on his way home and he stopped us and smiled and said hi!

Thank Deh085
Berlin, Germany
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163 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

this almost century old restaurant is the home of filé a osvaldo aranha, but probably not where you'll get the best one. the meat is decent, to say the least, and it gets four stars because it has character (what is lacking in lapa nowadays).

Thank Bruno C
Rio de Janeiro
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This tine and cosy restaurant is known as where the very local and traditional "Osvaldo Arranha" steak was created. This is a superb steak with garlic very appreciated in Rio. It really worth a visit!

Thank Marcos_Barbosa
Asuncion, Paraguay
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Four of us just sort of stumbled in to Cosmopolita after visiting the escadaria Selaron, hungry and in need of food. Dingy looking establishment, dark, but one wall was lined with awards, so we took our chances. Some confusion on the menu as our (my) Spanish is bad and Portuguese non-existent. One in our party was vegetarian and wanted some... More 

Thank perducci
Porto, Portugal
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

When you get around this place, you think it could be anything, but not a restaurant. When you open the door and check inside, you don't feel any better - you'll see the waiters, the people eating and the beer fridges and also the big pub-style drinks all around. I'm just going to give you ONE tip: sit down and... More 

Thank Marcus H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

If you can deal with a mangled dirty pan bringing food to your lacy table cloth from tearing up, if you're ok with a tired and dirty setting, and finally if you don't mind waving back to the eventual roach crawling up the fridge display, you might be entertained to be at the place where the famous "Osvaldo Aranha fillet"... More 


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Restaurant Details

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Steakhouse, International
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Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa do Mosqueira 4 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-270, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2224-7820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?