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Big Polis

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Leblon
Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva 505, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-032, Brazil
21 2259 2597
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08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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sydney
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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We went back here a number of times for acai - good value and you can get delicious granola with it to. Perfect lunch for a hot day!

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Thank AussieTa
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the service. I have asked for a ricotta sandwich and it took ages to come. When I reminded the waiter about my sandwich, it only came when my wife and daughter have finished their order. I simply refused the sandwich and paid the bill not to return. I used to eat there since my teenage years. Shame.

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Thank Zutphen89
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Rio has many fruit juice places, you can find one in almost every corner near the beaches. However Big Polis is my favorite not only because of its nice neighborhood and cleanliness, but specially for the açaí with protein and granola, and the painaple with coconut juice. You have to try it to understand the difference between this place and... More 

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Thank Ronald Jean D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this place so we tried it out. It was so good we've been twice already and this is only our third day here. I forgot the name of the food we ordered but it was some type of pepperoni crepe and was really good. The best thing though was the acai with ice cream shake. Sooooo... More 

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Thank Jocelyn V
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is one of the typical many corner juice and brunch bars that you find in Leblon. I have late dinner here regularly, juices, shakes and poultry plates, sometimes omelettes. Everything is freshly prepared, service is flashingly quick. Just beware the trash trucks at night and stay opposite the bus stop if you wish to avoid late night unpleasant (even... More 

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Thank Giovanni L
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great value for money and a nice healthy option amid all the Rio partying. Great for breakfast or even just a snack on the way back from the beach. It's always busy and always full of amazing local people.

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Thank Alice D
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Milkshake was huge and very tasty, more of a desert than a drink. Mortadella sandwich was tasty. Small portion of fries was more than enough and it all came to $R29. Outdoor seating was great for watching the people of the city going about their business. Would recommend for any meal of the day or just a quick snack.

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Thank Callum_Ling
New York City, New York, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Great location for people watching. The pineapple and orange juices were deliciously fresh and all natural.

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Thank m S
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Great sandwiches, best burger and fries crispy and fresh. Unpretentious, reasonable, great service. Outdoors. Can only recommend as one of the best burgers in Rio.

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Thank Monteco
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I have been there many times since 2006. When new people go with me, I suggest to try the frozen açaí. Everyone have said that it had been the best açaí that they had had in their life.

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Thank Ultimo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva 505, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-032, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: 21 2259 2597

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

Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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