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$$ - $$$
Japanese, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1424, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-003, Brazil
(21) 2249-9366
08:00 - 02:00
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just on the heart of Rio! Next to Ipanema, Leblon and Jardim Botânico the Lagoon restaurant is located at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. "Lagoa" means lagoon so that explains the name. You will find three kind of restaurants on the top floor with a spectacular view. Choose a table on the balcony and you won't regret... More 

Thank gutje
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went for lunch in a sunny beautiful saturday. Our option was to take lunch at the balcony where they have a special menu with a variety of all restaurants of the Laggon. I took a parmesan crosted chicken with palm heart fettucine and for desert a "tapioca" sweet (a brazilian product made from manioc flour) tapped of coconut syrup... More 

Thank guigasoares
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I know that place for a long time and always liked the food, the view and the service. The only thing still good is the view. Service was lousy ("if you want to order something you need to raise your hand"). And the starter was far beyond expectations (Squid with Vatapata). The main dishes were ok, the wine on the... More 

Thank Anton S
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162 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

A busy place with many choices of various dishes from several different theme restaurants. A great place to visit for a late lunch and drinks, where one can sit outside in the shade.

Thank GinnyKelowna
Boston, MA
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I rarely write bad reviews, but I couldn't let this go. We were apparently the first customers of the day (bad sign) when we sat down for lunch at 1pm. The hostess had to go grab a cook from a different restaurant to come prepare our sushi (another bad sign). We ordered one large sushi platter for the table, and... More 

Thank Bos2n
Kiel, Germany
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Sat outside overlooking the lake - unfortunately it was raining at the time (seating all completely covered) but I reckon it would be a brilliant place for a sunset meal. If you sit outside, you get a choice from 4 different restaurants - the food is slightly pricey for what it is but is delicious anyway!

Thank matth1989188
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Lagoon is an area with a number of restaurants which seem a bit westernised. We got some good food there, but in terms of normal Rio prices, it was expensive. We had better meals in local areas in Ipanema.

Thank jazemaster
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Visited at lunchtime, and only 1 other table occupied, so should have realised there could be a problem ! Half my wife's meal arrived and was finished, before my daughter got hers, then it took another 20 minutes for the rest of my wife's meal to arrive. After an hour, we asked them just to cancel my meal as it... More 

Thank Gary K
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I was eating in the restaurant for a period of 3/4 hours enjoying the view from the terrace and some of my friends temporarily left to go downstairs. Just after they left the bill was left to me even though I hadn't requested it. When my friends returned they informed me that the manager was quite rude as they went... More 

Thank damianodonnell
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265 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We had dinner at MAUÁ, which is the Brazilian place with Lagoon. The food was really interesting, and excellent quality. Very unique tastes, and from the Brazilian friend that I was with - I believe authentic. Service a bit sloppy, but OK. The view isn't as good as the restaurants at the front (on the water), but the food made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1424, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-003, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2249-9366

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