Beco das Sardinhas, Rio de Janeiro

3.6
#77 of 143 in Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro
Landmark Tourist Spot
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Beco das Sardinhas, situated on a historic pedestrian-only street in the city’s center. This cobblestoned "Sardine Alley" is home to numerous restaurants serving hot food right on the pavement. The place is busy and noisy, offering a taste of genuine Brazilian street life. At this site you can try the famous "frango maritime," or chicken of the sea, which is simply a dish of fresh sardines opened lengthwise, breaded, and then deep fried. These restaurants are open all day and often allow local bands to perform live music late into the night. Stop by for a tasty hot meal and a refreshing drink before exploring more of this city district rich in history and culture. To visit Beco das Sardinhas on your trip to Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro family vacation planner.
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  • I had the opportunity to meet the site during a traditional June party. Many stalls selling typical foods and of course the famous fried sardines. Many music and the tables full of so many people during a winter afternoon. I found it very interesting.
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  • There are times I wanted to go to this place as well known in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Simple, with tables on the sidewalk, busy, with several different restaurants, one on top of the other. The sardine was great
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  • The dishes are delicious, the atmosphere of "Friday" is nice, service is fast, but the quality of the dishes has been better. Including the most famous establishments of the location, the quality of the main dish comes more so generous and some don't look fresh, but still worth it!
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  • It took 50 minutes to get there. I ordered fish, rice with broccoli and mashed. QD reached the plate of Broccoli Rice had bacon. I don't eat bacon. As no bacon on the menu and on the plate coming? Must be headed by some crazy.
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  • 1 hour to make the request. The price doesn't match the dishes offered. Farm meat very bad, full of nerve. In the end I gave up lunch
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  • Nice for a birthday celebration, for example. Accepts large reserves and has good options of the meat dishes, rib barbecue is the most famous. Price a little expensive, can't go always. Has a German pie ice cream with dulce de leche which is delicious.
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  • Terrible service, food takes 40 minutes to be served, place tight, noisy, basic dishes with international prices.
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  • Good food and good service of the waiters. The service already in the box, it's the same (lack of) sympathy ever.
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