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Big Nectar

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Brazilian, Fast food
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Rua Teixeira de Melo 34A | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-010, Brazil
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273 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We grabbed a quick lunch bite here - a pastry-like piece of bread with sausage in it, and a coke, for less than US$5. Staff was unfriendly, but who cares - it's fast food.

Thank Willem K
Salvador, Brazil
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659 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 654 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It is a very successful chain of juice parlours with snacks, cakes and meals all around Copacabana and Ipanema, some open around the clock! Their juice menu is quite comprehensive and you can combine flavours! Snacks are all fresh and visible in the counter; this specific branch has pizzas but they don't look that appetising! Meals are in a special... More 

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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Fair prices, there's a chain of them. I often at the one near Rua Miguel Lemos too. Favorite plate- chicken rice beans fries for 21.90 Real(6.25 US). Filling and good.

Thank Skysoldier4life
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Popped into this juice bar for a quick bite on the way to the beach. Absolutely the best presunto e queijo salgado in Rio. Super cheap and efficient, would return,

Thank AshleaJayne
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

if you want good Brazilian snack foods (pastel, coxinha, pao de Queijo) definitely stop by here. really good juices, too. acai is up to par.

Thank Alex B
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I recommend that anyone that comes to Rio must experience the Big Nectar. It is a great place to get a snack and juice. Very reasonable in price.

Thank travelguy5335
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Last carnival i got very frustrated in this place. On a meal they use to price as R$5,00 they overpriced it to R$10,00 just because "it's carnival"

Thank Rafael C
Brasilia, DF
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

If you don't wanna pay much for a fair meal, that's the place. You will find one of them almost every corner in ipanema and copacabana. That's a pretty simple place to eat a meal. For non-brazilians, it's an experience of eating what brazilians eat every day. They have also many fresh fruits and natural juices or vitamins made in... More 

Thank Mwtheo
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

I ate here every morning for 2 weeks was such a cool place to sit and eat, food was amazing fair price. Didnt have one bad meal here the juice is amazing too. Great place to experience.

Thank Jordan H
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

The food is pretty honest, the cheeseburger is good, the service is fast and the juices are amazing! If you're looking for a quick lunch or snack i recommend it!

Thank Vivi_rojas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5
Brazilian, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Teixeira de Melo 34A | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 21-2522-1354

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

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood Profile
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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